to realize the vision the project's interdisciplinary research
efforts and outcomes, 80Days utilized state-of-the-art psycho-pedagogical
design, game design, and game development, implementing competitive
technology. This resulted in attractive examples of an entirely
new horizon of DEGs. The baseline architecture for 80Days’s
DEG technology integrates game technology (i.e., the game
engine and its sub-components like character engine, physics
engine, etc.) with an adaptive engine (which drives assessment
as well as psycho-pedagogical interventions and game engine
behavior) and a narration engine (which interacts with the
adaptive engine and drives narrative style and progress).
Those three “core engines” retrieve information
and rules from an ontological backbone including educational,
narrative, and learning resource descriptions.