Authors: Steven Wu Wan Pok, Chris Jones
World of Temasek (WoT) is a virtual world/role-playing experience of distant 14th century Singapore. Produced by Magma Studios in partnership with the National Heritage Board (NHB), and drawing on the knowledge of the leading subject matter experts, WoT will meticulously recreate Singapore’s colourful historical fabric replete with a city wall and moat surrounding its palaces and temples. As the development team strives for historical accuracy they are also making sure WoT is much more than just an academic 3D graphical reconstruction. WoT will be the first educational virtual world that thoroughly appeals to the online gaming generation by borrowing features from the most popular Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and repurposing them for an educational, constructivist learning context. Although the purpose of the world is to entertain and educate the general populace, WoT is also being developed with the pedagogical needs and tools required by Singapore’s educational system.