11 december – The Academy for Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility (SLM) together with Atlantis Games BV (part of NHTV Business BV) in cooperation with the University of Tilburg have signed a contract with one of the world’s major logistic service providers for developing applied games in their logistic processes.
This logistic service providers has locations in 100 countries and 63.000 employees worldwide. Via SLM they came up with the question if game technology could be applied in their logistic processes. This resulted in an innovative project in which different workfields will be combined.
SLM is partner and will contribute via their knowledge of logistic processes and project management. Atlantis Games is partner and will cover the process of concepting, designing, prototyping, developing and supporting the games. The University of Tilburg will give their input via their knowledge in the field of labor psychology.
The project starts with the development of three games in December 2014 and will be finished start of 2016. The three games will be implemented by that time. Knowledge gained during this project will be redirected to the academy and for Atlantis Games it is a great opportunity to gain more experience in using game technology in logistic processes.
As a second project Atlantis Games will develop a virtual warehouse on the Oculus Rift based on one of the existing warehouses of the company.