This paper describes different types of activities/challenges designed for social interaction, while discussing the performance of such challenges using the mobile digital game “Secrets of the South” (, Secrets of the South). The game was played as part of a scientific meeting, with participants from 25 to 62 years of age and a varying degree of cultural differences. The presentation and discussion of the results of the gameplay provide insights on the appropriateness of the different challenges for social interaction in a playful city. Directions for future work for such challenge designs are presented.


Serious games Social interaction Playable cities 



Acknowledgements are due to Amir Fard, Hendrik Engelbrecht, Isabelle Kniestedt, Kusnandar Kusnandar, Daniel Broca, Chun Cheung, Bramka Jafino, Els van Daalen, and to the research project that supported this research10.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

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