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Wind Energy Lab

A serious game that aims to teach players about wind farms and wind energy production.

Short non-technical description: Wind energy lab is a serious game where the player gets to control a wind farm to provide electrical energy to a small town. Through the process of the game, you will have to select the place where your wind park will be installed, select between a number of different wind turbines types to use, as well as operate the wind farm to produce the correct amount of power.

Technical description: Through the process of the game, you will have to select the place where your wind park will be installed, select between a number of different wind turbines types to use, as well as operate the wind farm to produce the correct amount of power requested. However, the amount of electricity generated depends on the strength of the wind - if there is no wind, there is no electricity. You will see that maintaining the correct amount of power - not too little, or not too much - while both wind and the power requirements of the town are constantly fluctuating can prove a challenge. Sometimes there will be insufficient power generated even with all available turbines in operation. At other times the power generated will be too great. The aim is to maximise the amount of time that only the correct amount of electricity is generated. This is a Unity3D game project that can be used by teachers to educate elementary or secondary school students about Wind Turbine parks.

Detailed description:

To install and modify this project you can either clone the repository or download it. The game has been developed using the Unity engine and can only be opened with the respective software.

Steps to open the source code and assets of the game :

  • Download and install Unity (https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download)
  • Clone or download this repository
  • Open Unity game engine and select by clicking "open", the root folder containing all the assets and project settings.

Date: Jul 18, 2018

Language: English

Access URL: http://envisagelabs.iti.gr/games/energy/

Download: Wind-Energy-Lab.zip

Wind Energy

Simulation

Game

Strategy



Game development environment: Unity

Target platform: Browser

Programming language: C#

Version: 2.0

Version notes: Second version includes changes resulted from the pilots of the first version such as sub-region selection for placing the turbines, bug fixes, etc.

Development status: Completed

Commit URL: https://github.com/PanMig/Wind-Energy-Lab

Type: Apache 2.0 (Apache License 2.0)

URL: https://opensource.org/licenses/Apache-2.0

Personal skills Situational evaluation, summarization, estimation, ranking, measurement and prediction
Awareness skills Economic behaviours and awareness Education Environment and environmental awareness
Computers in other domains Computer games
Education Distance learning E-learning Interactive learning environments
Games

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