Heavy industries like oil & natural gas, mining, manufacturing, etc., entail risky and remote working conditions. Gamification of industrial training using game engines like Unity3D can enable training in virtually location independent safer environments. Juego Studios has been working with one of the largest oil & energy companies to gamify their product training modules. In this case study, we will discuss the gamification of the training process for their Knife Gate Valve.
GAMIFIED TRAINING OF KNIFE GATE VALVE
Our team used a Unity3D game engine which allows creating extensive simulated 3D environments and enables users to interact within it. Equipment, large machines, and their parts can be easily virtually simulated to create training modules for their safety instructions, maintenance, assembly or disassembly, operations, etc.
For the training involved with Knife Gate Valve,
The following were the key training modules which needed to be gamified:
For this case study, we will be discussing only the gamification of training of the safety procedures to be followed for the Knife Gate Valve.
General Features of the Gamified Training Module:
The gamified training module has the following general features:
Safety Procedures Training Gamified:
One of the primary areas of gamification of training was the gamification of safety procedures to be followed.
Safety procedures were categorized as follows:
Reporting & Analytics:
The tracking, monitoring & reporting of user’s performance in the gamified training enables real-time analysis of the strength and improvement areas. This also allows the users to train at various locations and to be monitored from any location.
Since Unity can be used to create applications for most of the platforms, the gamified training application is accessible on tablets, desktops, web-based browsers & consoles.
As a progression to such gamification of training, the gamified training application can also be used in the same simulated 3D gamified training in a more immersive way by creating a virtual reality application which can run on devices like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard, to name a few. Such a virtual reality application can be virtually immersive and provide most of the virtual experiences of a real-life environment.
ABOUT JUEGO STUDIOS
Juego Studios is a Bangalore based game development company. Juego Studios has worked with more than 100 companies, including Fortune 500 companies, in creating more than 300 games. Juego Studios game experts also realized that gaming engines like Unity and Unreal can be utilized to create solutions for non-gaming industries like the heavy industries. Also with the advent of gamification in many of the industry sectors, it makes a natural sense for Juego Studios to offer its expertise, in helping to create such gamified solutions.