University of Oulu

Pohjolainen, Sami, Arhippainen, Leena, Alavesa, Paula, Mattila, Juho, & Tuovinen, Jarkko. (2021). Unus Terra: Developing a Serious Game to Foster Social Distancing During the Pandemic. Proceedings of the 30th FRUCT Conference, 30, 359–366.

Unus Terra : developing a serious game to foster social distancing during the pandemic

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Author: Pohjolainen, Sami1; Arhippainen, Leena1; Alavesa, Paula1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Ikune Labs, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: FRUCT, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-12-14


This paper introduces a serious mobile game to foster social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the game is to reach younger audiences and engage them in social distancing practices. Younger people often have a lower compliance towards these types of practices, so we see a casual game that also aims to be fun as a solution to improve their compliance over time. We report our findings from the study that was conducted to assess an early access version of the game, where the game was tested remotely by 15 players.

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Series: Proceedings of Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT
ISSN: 2305-7254
ISSN-E: 2343-0737
ISSN-L: 2305-7254
ISBN: 978-952-69244-6-5
Pages: 359 - 366
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5639772
Host publication: Proceedings of the 30th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, 27-29 October 2021, Oulu, Finland
Host publication editor: Baladin, Sergey
Röning, Juha
Shatalova, Tatiana
Conference: Conference of Open Innovations Association
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: The Unus Terra project consortium was funded by EIT Digital in an EIT Digital Innovation Activity during 2020.
Copyright information: © 2021 The Authors. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.