Last year we took our Flash Flood! game to the NERC Science Showcase, Into the blue. We had an amazing time, and you guys seem to as well as we were voted as one of the most popular exhibits. Read about what we got up to here, and also check out our article in NERC’s […]Read More Our Games at NERC #UnEarthed2017 17-19 November 2017
What is this data? Answer below the Pic This is the Humber, showing the region immediately north of South Ferriby, with Read’s Island and the Old Warp sandbank. The background is a visualisation of LiDAR data, a high resolution laser scan of ground heights. It’s made up of several scans over the period 1998 to […]Read More #GuessTheData Answer – 04/10/2017
If you’ve been to an event and played one of our games, you will have most likely also seen the River-in-a-Box mini-flume. This is a big box of plastic sand, through which water flows, building miniature rivers. Xuxu setting up River-in-a-Box for Hull’s Freedom Festival in 2015 I’ve been trying to recreate this in a […]Read More A Virtual River-in-a-Box = Problems!
We are very, very excited to be able to unleash our YouTube version of Flash Flood! You can view this on a PC, but it’s best viewed using a phone or tablet where the motion tracking allows you to easily view the full 360 view. If you have a cardboard headset, such like our #ISurvivedTheFlashFlood […]Read More Flash Flood! YouTube Now Online! #Isurvivedtheflashflood
The goal of SeriousGeoGames is to explore the use of games, and gaming technology, to enhance the teaching, research and communication of earth sciences. As such, we don’t want to keep our games to ourselves, but rather want to share them as widely as possible. To that end, we are inviting you to become a […]Read More Grab your copy of Flash Flood! – Register as a SeriousGeoGamer
It’s just a little over two weeks until we’ll be heading to Manchester for the Into the Blue event, organised by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC are major funders of scientific research in the UK, and SeriousGeoGames will be at the event with the NERC-funded project Flash Flooding from Intense Rainfall (the FFIR […]Read More Next Stop #NERCIntoTheBlue – 25-29 October, Manchester
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for SeriousGeoGames. A few weeks ago we finally got hold of the brand new Oculus Rift and, thanks to the excellent BetaJester, we have Flash Flood! running in Virtual Reality – we’re biased, of course, but it is truly awesome! The second bit of news is about your […]Read More Latest News – New Rift, Freedom Festival, BSG, Into the Blue, and Digital Awards
Chloe Morris, a PhD student at the University of Hull, recently presented her research at the British Geological Survey’s (BGS) University Funding Initiative (BUFI) Annual Science Festival. Held at Herriot-Watt University, Chloe’s poster ‘Modelling the Interations Between Coasts and Estuaries’ featured a demonstration of Humber in a Box, and she won the “Best Overall Poster” […]Read More SeriousGeoGamer Chloe Morris (@chloemorris_13) wins Prize!
You may know it as Humber in a Box but because we have big plans for the application we are changing the name to TideBox Beta. Whatever the name, TideBox has come from very humble beginnings. VR view of TideBox Beta It all began in the first couple of weeks of my first job after […]Read More The Origins of TideBox (aka Humber in a Box)
We’ve recently made a small update to the Living Manual for Flash Flood! Desktop, providing a brief description and background to the July 17th 2007 flash flood from intense rainfall event at Thinhope Burn. Included is a map of the area, hyetographs of the event, before and after Google Earth images, plus a description of […]Read More Flash Flood! Living Manual Update + The GA Conference