Museums have now become the latest access point for video game storytelling, starting from the heritage they preserve. IVIPRO aims to extend its database by including some important Italian museums.
These additions will promote new forms of environmental storytelling and the heritage itself. The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan and the Trajan’s Market & Imperial Forum Museum in Rome will be the pilot institutions. We have others soon to join the IVIPRO project. Nevertheless, it is not just adding in some new characters to a plot hinging on Italy and its huge cultural heritage: museums could in fact release public ad hoc announcements and start a fruitful dialogue with videogames developers.
Furthermore, IVIPRO has begun a collaboration with the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage ITABC – CNR (National Research Council) and with the REVEAL project, Realising Education through Virtual Environments and Augmented Locations, which has been selected within Horizon 2020 call ICT-24-2016 Gaming and Gamification. REVEAL aims at establishing a pipeline for the production of narrative environments games experienced by players in virtual reality for the specific domain of cultural heritage.