Tsunami Fighters: Collaborative Multilingual Mobile Game for Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Preparedness Education

Rahma Rizky Alifia, Fathiya Rahma, Ulfa Hamida, Allya P. Koesoema, Yoke S.irawan, Shinichi Egawa

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Abstract

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries with a low level of community preparedness. Current disaster education methods in Indonesia such as seminars, campaigns, promotions, and educational videos require significant resources but tend to be one-way, less interactive, and cannot simulate actual events. This study aims to complement existing disaster education capabilities through collaborative mobile games that can represent the disaster event with less resources and extend the accessibility and flexibility. As collaboration is one of the keys to sustainable disaster management, a multiplayer game is proposed to facilitate interaction between players. Currently, the majority of multiplayer earthquake and tsunami educational games are offline so that the accessibility is still limited. Development of multiplayer online game is a solution to accommodate more participants in collaborative learning process. A multi-language feature is proposed to overcome the language barrier in collaborative learning across countries. Therefore, a collaborative multilingual mobile game for earthquake and tsunami disaster preparedness education named Tsunami Fighters is developed. The game is a turn-based visual novel game which combines competition with collaboration in its mechanic. The game also evaluates the player's knowledge before and after playing the game. Tsunami Fighters has been tested for students based on game-based learning heuristic evaluation consisting of mobility, usability, playability, learning content, multiplayer and chat components using Likert scale, with overall score 4.13 out of 5. This score indicates that the Tsunami Fighters game can be used as a method for earthquake and tsunami disaster preparedness collaborative learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE 8th R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728111100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1
Event8th IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC 2020 - Kuching, Malaysia
Duration: 2020 Dec 12020 Dec 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC
Volume2020-December
ISSN (Print)2572-7621

Conference

Conference8th IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC 2020
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching
Period20/12/120/12/3

Keywords

  • collaborative learning
  • disaster management
  • earthquake and tsunami
  • mobile game-based learning
  • multilingual
  • multiplayer online game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Development
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Pollution
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Engineering

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