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    Digital Games and Apps for Research and Fun

    • Our work for the University of Leicester covers everything from games for research projects to apps for heritage sites
    • Lex the Alien game is part of a research project find out about children’s perceptions of law
    • Virtual tour iPad app built for English Heritage site Thetford Priory

    What They Say

    "The designed landscape at Boughton has tantalised and perhaps irritated visitors over the years, so we are pleased to be working with Enigma Interactive and The University of Leicester to help us."

    Gareth Fitzpatrick, MBE, Collections, Archives & Research Director, Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust

    The Ambition

    The University of Leicester needed a digital agency that they could rely on to deliver a wide range of digital projects from apps for an English Heritage site to illustrated games and eLearning for children. They chose us because of our experience delivering everything that they need.

    What we did

    We’ve produced a range of digital projects for different teams at Leicester Uni. The most recent was Adventures with Lex the Alien

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    Adventures with Lex

    We created a fun tablet based game for children that is specifically designed to gather information for research into their perceptions of law. Lex, is a friendly illustrated alien character who lands on earth and needs to learn more about us and what’s right and wrong. Children are encouraged to record answers to questions throughout the game, these are later downloaded and analysed for research purposes. So far over 650 children have taken part.

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    Thetford Priory

    The team at the University of Leicester and English Heritage site Thetford Priory approached Enigma because they wanted an immersive, interactive cultural and learning resource to bring the ruined monastery to life for visitors. We built an iPad app which uses native device features like GPS location tracking to create a virtual tour guide to show visitors where they are and provide pop-up content relating to where they are on site.

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    Boughton House

    The team from Boughton House and the University of Leicester pieced together artefacts from across the country and new historical evidence that revealed the former glory of the house and gardens. They wanted visitors to be able to get a sense of the original splendour of the 110 acre 18th Century site.

    We developed a working ‘proof-of-concept’ app to improve on-site visitor engagement and act as a platform to bring the recently discovered material and exciting on-going research to life, which is the first step in an extremely ambitious research and development programme which will run alongside the physical development of the gardens under the present Duke.

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    What we achieved

    The Adventures of Lex has gathered research data from over 650 children

    The Adventures of Lex has gathered research data from over 650 children

    Lex is built to run natively on 35 dedicated Android tablets

    Lex is built to run natively on 35 dedicated Android tablets

    Thousands of visitors to Thetford Priory can now download the companion app

    Thousands of visitors to Thetford Priory can now download the companion app

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