The fortress of Monemvasia as playground for a location based game

[c207] Sintoris, C., Yiannoutsou, N., Avouris, N. (2016), The fortress of Monemvasia as playground for a location based game, Proceedings of Playing with History 2016 DiGRA/FDG Workshop on Playing with History: Games, antiguity and history, August 1-6, 2016, Dundee, Scotland, UK.


This paper reports on an ongoing study of the long-term deployment of a location-based mobile game “If … in Monemvasia”. The game is played by groups of pupils that visit the historical fortress town Monemvasia in the south east Peloponnese, Greece. The players traverse the town and associate specific sites with role playing missions. The game was designed to promote understanding the history of the fortress town by the players. In the paper, we discuss the integration of historical knowledge and describe the gameplay in order to depict the incorporation of aspects of the town's history in the game. (pdf)



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