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University Students Design Interactive Computer Game for Elgar Birthplace Museum

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Computer gaming students at the University of Worcester are helping to design a new interactive game for a City museum.

Students on the Computer Games Design and Development BSc Hons course have been working on a project to bring the Elgar Birthplace Museum to a new group of visitors.

Dr Carlo Fabricatore, Senior Lecturer in Computer Games, is coordinating a partnership between the Museum and the Worcester Business School, aimed at encouraging students to engage in live projects using gaming for social benefit.

“The Museum is looking to reach out to a new audience, young people who perhaps would not normally consider visiting,” he said. “Our students are looking at ways to do this through computer gaming.

“It’s fantastic for our students to have the chance to work on a live project with such relevant aims and to have to fulfil the requirements of a real client.”

Representatives from the Elgar Birthplace Museum, which is located three miles west of Worcester in Lower Broadheath, visited students at the University to see the various projects in progress and give their comments.

Cathy Sloan, Museum Director, said: “This would be a fantastic resource for the Museum. It’s great to be working in collaboration with the University and its students on this project.”