Project

Fortification game

The Defense Line of Amsterdam ('Stelling van Amsterdam' in Dutch) is a 135 km long circular defense at 15-20 km around the capital of Amsterdam which was built by the Ministry of War mostly between about 1881 and 1914. The Province of North Holland has commissioned Waag Society to create an interactive game for the defense line, together with five cultural organisations in the field. 

Target of this project is to make the history and surroundings of the fortifications of the defense line accessible for new user groups in an attractive way. In this adventure game young people get to know the history through the diary of the chief in command Ophorst. Ophorst did really exist, he had the command over the defense line during World War I.

This project will bridge cultural heritage, education and the use of innovative technology. By using a platform for mobile phones, a website and the locations of the fortifications it enables the interactive access to the historical (military) heritage. The game can be played both on location and online at the website.

Duration of the project: 
15-04-2010 to 31-03-2012