The REVEAL project is co-ordinated by Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and the consortium as a whole includes partners from the videogame, education and museum sectors from The Netherlands, Italy and Malta. The project also receives external project support from Sony Interactive Entertainment under the PlayStation First Academic Development Programme.
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)
SHU is one of the largest universities in the UK with more than 30,000 students and 4,000 staff offering over 700 courses. The university has 30 research centres which have outstanding success in government research exercises, income generation and industrial co-operation by coupling fundamental research in areas of international standing to the exploration of commercial opportunities. The REVEAL project sits within the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) and benefits from the world-leading PlayStation teaching facilities located in the Department of Computing.
The first case-study game is being developed within the faculty’s own on-site game development studio, Steel Minions, which develops and publishes games on PlayStation and mobile platforms, including the PS4. The studio is run by former games industry professionals and benefits from direct industry support from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and Sumo-Digital Limited.
Utrecht University (UU)
Founded in 1636, Utrecht University has evolved into a modern and leading institution with a growing international reputation. The university offers it’s almost 30,000 students 45 undergraduate programmes and 153 graduate programmes. UU experts participating in REVEAL are located in the Department of Information and Computing Sciences (ICS) which is a leading centre of academic research into serious games and virtual worlds in Europe. It coordinates the university focus area Game Research and the centre for Game Research and Technology (U-GATE).
CNR ITABC (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
CNR is the main public research institution in Italy. It is collaborating in the REVEAL project through the Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni Culturali (CNR-ITABC, Rome) and its Virtual HEritage Lab (VHLab) Established in 1981, CNR-ITABC is a centre of excellence in the field of advanced research and technologies applied to Cultural Heritage. Its mission is focused on the development of research, tools, services and applications that enhance the study, enjoyment, education and knowledge acquisition of cultural heritage.
VRTRON is a game development company with roots in R&D, Media and Entertainment. Comprised of a talented team of technology specialists, VRTRON’s business is filled with creativity and delivers innovative hardware and software products related to game development, Holographic, and VR/AR technology. The company was founded in 2014 by Ingo Mesche. Born in Germany, Ingo Mesche has lived in Malta for 15 years and is best known for creating “the most successful German PC game of all time” with Moorhuhn, a casual game with over 80 million downloads worldwide.
UTC Sheffield is a University Technical College offering providing a technically-oriented education for 14 to 19 year olds. As well as the usual academic curriculum offered by all UK secondary schools, UTC offers specialist courses designed with employers in Creative & Digital Media and Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing. The new purpose-built college is located in the heart of Sheffield’s creative and digital industries sector, close to the main rail and bus transport hubs, as well as Sheffield Hallam University’s Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science. Our school is proud to be a member of The Sheffield SCITT partnership, one of only three accredited providers of Initial Teacher Training in Sheffield.
The Jenner Trust
The Jenner Trust is a registered UK charity which oversees the operation of the Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Gardens in Berkley, Gloucestershire. The museum serves to preserve the life and legacy of Dr Edward Jenner and his home, The Chantry, where he pioneered the first documented vaccination. The Jenner Trust’s main objectives are to commemorate Edward Jenner and to maintain historical documents, objects and memorabilia associated with Edward Jenner; and maintain and manage The Chantry as a centre for education with particular reference to the Science of Immunology.