Client: Sandwell MBC Safer Stronger Communities Unit
Partners: LearnPlay Foundation
Brief: Following the award of £300,000 of funding from the Technology Strategy Board, Nottingham-based Monumental Games are undertaking a Collaborative Research and Development project to revolutionise the Monumental Technology Suite, the Massively-Multiplayer Engine that now has over 40 licensees worldwide. The £700,000 project is focusing on making the Suite’s tools accessible to all and providing a browser-compatible development route with the objective of commercialising the results within a 2-year time-frame.
Solution:Monumental Games are the Lead Participant of the consortium that will be taking part in the project. Academic partner Staffordshire University has joined Monumental in the requisite research and other partners include Digital Governance who will provide an integrated billing system and PlayGen and Digital Native Academy who will be providing consultation on various aspects of the project.
The company has been testing a range of software modules within the software development Technology Suite and utilising its expertise in games-technology to feed into and share expertise with other project participants.
Outcome: The project is nearing completion and remains on track and within budget.
The company has gained significant experience of working with massively-multiplayer games engine technology, experience which it has learnt from and which is being used to inform other internal technology developments.
Links: Staffordshire University – PlayGen – Digital Governancey