Janosch Kindl
Supervisor:Prof. Gudrun Klinker
Advisor:David A. Plecher
Submission Date:15.02.2018


Around 2500 students live in Studentenstadt Freimann, Germany's biggest student housing area. Streets and houses around the area are named after people that helped to build Studentenstadt and after members of the World War II resistance group "Die Weiße Rose". This master's thesis illustrates how one can turn contemporary and historical content into a serious game that helps players to gain orientation in Studententstadt and teaches its history. A playable prototype was implemented that enabled a qualitative evaluation with two surveys. The elevation discovered that the inhabitants are more aware of Studentenstadt's historical namesakes than expected, but also that it remains valuable to develop this game, because students need to know more about the legacy of the Weiße Rose and the vision of Studentenstadt. The results demonstrate that players enjoyed the game and suggest that location-based serious games are a good format to introduce Studentenstadt and its history.

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