Learning on Country: A Game-Based approach towards re-use of an Australian Aboriginal Language

Deborah Szapiro, Cat Kutay, Jaime Garcia, William Raffe, Richard Green

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Nginya naa-da banga-mari dalang wingaru-dane. Ngyina diya-ma murri dalan-wa dalang-ral. This paper presents the design of Learning on Country an immersive, Indigenous language learning game aimed at the reclamation of oral language within community oral traditions. The context of the language use is recreated through visual and audio effects and the choreography of the characters within the game. The design process is described covering the interaction between game developers, animators and the language speaker. The prototype is currently being tested to improve aspects of the design, the language structure and the learning support and initial results are included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference of Innovation in Media and Visual Design (IMDES 2020)
Editors Juhri Selamet, Lalitya Talitha Pinasthika, Nur Hisham Ibrahim
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
PublisherAtlantis Press
ISSN (Print)2352-5398


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