News and Events

Oct 22, 2010: FINAL REVIEW!
Today 80Days' had its final review meeting in Graz, Austria. The reviewers and the project offer were fully satisfied with the project's great achievements and all deliverables were accepted. Congratulations and thanks for all your efforts and this wonderful project!

September 30, 2010: THANKS A LOT!
Today was 80Days' last offical working day. It was a great project and we could achieve a great success so I want to say thanks to the entire project team all over Europe for the dedicated contributions! A big thank you to all of you!!! Michael

May 2, 2010: Travel fellows wanted!
The 80Days demonstrator game and terrain viewer are avaibale for download!
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Jan 19, 2010: ECGBL 2010
Despite being a young event, ECGBL can be considered as one of the most important summits in the area of educational computer games.
The 4th ECGBL will be held in Denmark between 21-22 October 2010

Michael Kickmeier-Rust, 80Days’ project coordinator has an editorial in Public Service Review: Science and Technology, Volume 4 about interactive instruction, game-based learning and the 80Days project. [PDF]

Nov 11, 2009: Edutainment 2009 -
The 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games
The Edutainment Conference series started from 2006, and has become a major international event which combines education and entertainment. Edutainment stands for EDUcation and enterTAINMENT, and the event covers not only the research issues of game-based learning but also the issues of learning experiences gaining from entertainment. [Website]

Aug 24, 2009: Learning. Gaming. Seriously. Successfully.
80Days at the world‘s largest games trade fair - the gamescom in Cologne [Read more]


May 15, 2009: 2nd Int. Workshop on Story-Telling and Educational Games (STEG'09)
[Read more]


April 20, 2009: 80Days @ gamescom
80Days will celebrate the serious games at Europe's new trade fair and event highlight of the intera. The project will have its own booth in the serious games section at the gamescom 2009, taking place from August 19th to 23rd 2009 in the fair halls of Cologne.

March 10, 2009: 80Days' International Open Workshop on Intelligent Personalization and Adaptation in Digital Educational Games
I n conjunction with the European Conference on Games-Based Learning, 80Days will arrange are workshop focussing on in-game personalization. Date: October 14, 2009 [Read more]

Jan 31, 2009: 80Days-Traveler Daniel Schwarz talks about European research in the new field of digital game-based learning.
In the quaterly issue of the design magazine magasign – magasign 01/09 – which is published by the design association KölnDesign e.V. ( - 80Days-Traveler Daniel Schwarz from takomat gives an interview about the role of video games for the future of learning in the 21st. century and speaks together with Bodo Wirtz about the results of European projects.

Dec 30, 2008: Cologne pupils rate the Game Design of 80Days
Results of the first user validation on 80Days' game design are available [Read more]

Nov 28, 2008: ICT Event 2008 - Europe's biggest research event for information and communication technologies
The biennial ICT Event, in 2008 held in Lyon, France, is the most important forum for discussing research and public policy in information and communication technologies at European level. The Event brings together researchers and innovators, policy and business decision-makers working in the field of digital technologies. 80Days’ coordinator, the Cognitive Science Section of the Department of Psychology at the University of Graz presented and demonstrated several research projects, among them, 80Days. The exhibition stand particularly emphasized the importance of human-centered, cognitive aspects in leading-edge educational technology.

Nov 17, 2008: 80days booth at the Montreal International Game Summit 08 (MIGS08)
takomat presents 80days' Character engine within the MIGS 2008 in Montreal, Canada.

Nov 7, 2008: iTEC – Your Technology Hotspot
Stefan Göbel (ZGDV) organised a serious games workshop at iTEC08 – Your Technology Hotspot, Darmstadt, Germany. iTEC presents the latest international trends in information and communication technologies as well as the most important trends made in the ICT-Hotspot Hessen, Germany to an international audience.
Michael Kickmeier-Rust (University of Graz) presented the concept of immersive digital educational games as a significant and worthwhile part of future learning technologies.

April 14 - 15, 2008: 80Days' KICK-OFF
The project official starts its work with a kick-off meeting under the attendance of the EC project officer Marco Marsella. Besides settling the adminitrstive issues, the aim of the meeting is to find a common ground, vision, and mission for the coming 30 months.

April 1, 2008: 80Days' first day
Not an April joke, today is the first day of our great project. Good luck to all travelers!