The students of the University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts of Sant Pol de Mar (EUHT StPOL-UdG), affiliated to the University of Girona, and the School of New Interactive Technologies (ENTI-UB), affiliated to the University of Barcelona, will participate together in a Game Jam with the goal to generate prototypes who give responses to a future necessity on the hospitality sector.
ENTI-UB and EUHT StPOL have been pioneers in the State giving university degrees in their respective areas: Videogames, Applied Games and Hospitality Management since 1966 in the case of EUHT StPOL- UdG.
In this way, the two formative centers will join forces and talents for giving shape to the first activity of this type in Spain: “Serious Games for Hospitality and Tourism”, or what is the same, serious games applied to the tourism area.
The event, which will take place on the next March 17th and 18th in the “Hotel-School Sant Pol de Mar”, will allow for the students to put in practice, during 12 hours, their knowledge in the world of games and video games development, and on the other hand in the hospitality and tourism area.
Twenty students from EUHT StPOL-UdG and twenty from the ENTI-UB will be distributed in groups of 5 persons and will have to present at the end of the Game Jam a document of their project’s design, a presentation of the same and a prototype implementation. All those in front of a jury.
This session grounds its methodology on the knowledge emerged from the JamToday’s European investigation project, the first European network dedicated to the design of the applied games, in which are involved enterprises, public institutions, school and others.
Increasingly the serious games are bursting with more force, proposals of ludic nature, designed with a main purpose that goes beyond pure entertainment. In other words, the serious games also are becoming an educational, therapeutic or research tool.
For the first time in Spain it is working to improve the future of the tourism through various profiles that will co-create solutions from the disruption and the creative freedom.