Tech-assisted larping

Rolehaven

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Using all the tools from the toolbox...

Tech-assisted larping

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping

...or only some...

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping

...or just the visuals! (but with the interactivity inact)

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Tech-assisted larping

Chat!

  • Private messages.
  • Creatable chat rooms with or without password protection!
  • Images.

Users!

  • Can be given access to specific content.
  • Organiser? Admin access. Participant? Less access.
  • Multiple usernames (to act as multiple personas).

Always online!

  • Participate from anywhere in the world!

Stuff Rolehaven can do

Create and edit content in-game!

  • Let participants and organisers create and edit their stuff before and during the event!

All or some features. You choose!

  • Blodsband Reloaded: a lot of stuff for ALL participant's phones and computers.
  • Vinter-/Sommarland: chat for a single computer.

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping

Even more stuff!

Digital currency!

  • Send and retrieve monies to groups or single users.
  • Transaction history!

Can be used by other apps to retrieve or send stuff to this app (API)!

  • REST!
  • Access to everything that is available in the existing GUI.

Groups!

  • Let participants group up and share documents, chat rooms and other content!
  • Show off group affiliations to other users.
  • Access to specific content can be given to groups.

World map!

  • Build a map together outside of the system and show it in-game.
  • Locations of groups, people or points of interest.
  • Track users!

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping

MORE!

Open source!

  • The developer can get hit by a bus and the project will still live on!
  • Lets others expand, adapt and improve the system.

Documents!

  • Create and edit in-game!
  • Mark it with one of your usernames or group affiliations.
  • Code to get a specific document (kind of like Google Docs' sharable links).

Event-specific!

  • Stuff that is unique to your event.
  • Blodsband: stations that could be taken over in the physical world. Hackers that could hack these stations in the digital world.

Shared inner workings!

  • Features from past larps become available to future larps!
  • Expanding and adapting based on user feedback.
  • A universal system!

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping

The digital and physical working together

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Try it out yourself at:

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tales.thethirdgift.com - >

Tech-assisted larping

Aleksandar Jankovic   aleks@thethirdgift.com

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Tech-assisted larping - Knutpunkt 2018

By yxeri

Tech-assisted larping - Knutpunkt 2018

Slides for the presentation of Rolehaven in the talk "Tech-assisted larping." Knutpunkt 2018.

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