Play with your Hood
Creating mobile game challenges to foster social interactions in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods
Ethnically diverse neighbourhoods often lack in social cohesion. This means that people of different ethnic backgrounds often do not mingle with people outside their cultural circle, which leads into a poor public social experience. PhD student Francisco Xavier Fonseca has been developing a localized mobile game aimed at teenagers called Secrets of the South to fix this. The aim of this game is to improve social cohesion in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods by having players spend more time in public spaces while completing game challenges. This graduation project aims to create content for Secrets of the South to foster social interaction in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods.
Daniel Aguirre Broca
Vegt, N.J.H., Tassoul, M.
master thesis, December 2018