The game competition invites applicants to try to interpret important events in the world in new, alternative ways.
The program draws attention to the fact that traditional, linear information transfer is difficult to operate as our world has become extremely networked and complex. Neither the print nor the online press is efficient enough with traditional methods. Therefore, new approaches need to be developed to understand complex problems. This is how the idea arose to communicate in the language of games and find a way to the audience. In contrast to the simple, linear transfer of information, the game system and problem approach carry a multifaceted richness that provides a good opportunity to understand complex problems.
We don’t even have to explain why we wanted to take part in this competition. Histheory examines the world in exactly this way. We also believe that by examining and understanding the connections, we can see more clearly the world around us. If we understand the diversity of concepts, we can also free them from simplified clichés, and labels. Hence, we can use a more objective view of history. In fact, this is how we fight against the simplifying and populist narrative. Thus, then, seeing the diversity of expressions, players can find a common opinion and consensus. So complexity and a rational, objective view of history are an important part of our game.
The complex system and the special conceptual vocabulary of Histheory have advantageous properties.
It encourages players not to experience the history and political processes as some kind of abstract concept, but to have socially conscious thinking as part of their lives.
One of the key objectives of the game is for players to recognize repetitive patterns and interpret historical processes as factors that affect their present situation.
Due to the above, we have found a language that really encourages us to examine the processes of the past in the context of our present world.
The system and the visual world of Augmented Reality is an excellent tool for perceiving this kind of complexity.
With Augmented Reality, we can easily build the game while connecting to both our real environment and each other.
On the one hand, this technique provides a unique visual experience and, on the other hand, does not allow the player to be completely isolated from surroundings. As a result, we feel that we have created a game that sensitively reflects the philosophy of Histheory and at the same time a progressive visual and communication channel.
There are numerous AR applications, which are quite handy and easy to create a game with it.
You can build your game turns easily, both in 2D and 3D constructions.
Thought we loose the real life communication
of board games, we gain many advantages.
We can easily build 3D constructions, as we use the
whole virtual space.
We also can play the game anywhere and anytime,
when we just have the equipment with us.
The model itself is shareable and can be edited by players, so it is possible to multiplayer as well.
Scoring is an optional part of the virtual game.
Playing the board game we discuss all turns, which is extremely interesting how consensus develops.
A virtual game obviously can not have this opportunity,
but in a way can be more democratic.
When we use a scoring system, which only shows the average value of all players, no one can force his or her idea to others. When the average score is less than a certain value the player has to move his or her card. Any scoring app can be used for the game.
Rules are understandable in a few minutes.
The different rounds within the game are built on each other from the easiest to more and more difficult ones, but we can announce a winner each round to make the game more exciting.
First, we can build networks, then paths, and finally a path, thus encouraging increasingly focused thinking.
The main appeal of the game to raise interesting questions about the world around us, and create exciting utopias, and theories.
Some interesting models and processes can be seen in the gallery below and case studies with rules on this page.
Please contact us for uploadable material for your AR application.