CharliePapa

Close protection Serious Gaming

In today’s society, close protection of V.I.P.s unfortunately is indispensable. The attack of the royal family of the Netherlands at Koninginnedag 2009 approves the necessity of intensive, integral cooperation amongst emergency services. Within the project “Close protection serious gaming”, or CharliePapa, the project partners bring together their experiences and professional expertise with the use of virtual reality simulation and gaming. The projects aim is to develop and validate serious games for multidisciplinary training of the partners involved in close protection. A 3D model of the city of The Hague is the basis for the serious games. The CharliePapa project builds a unique bridge between private security guards, which serve at events for the protection of the so-called “outer circle” and the governmental service KLPD DKDB – Dienst Koninklijke en Diplomatieke Beveiliging, which is responsible for the close protection of the inner circle. These partners are supported by Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, with its rich experience in the development of serious games. Serious Games supplier E-Semble from Delft is sponsor of the Project and supports the development of the serious games.

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