Developing a Serious Game That Supports the Resolution of Social and Ecological Problems in the Toolset Environment of Cities: Skylines

Robert Olszewski , Mateusz Cegiełka , Urszula Szczepankowska , Jacek Wesołowski


Game engines are not only capable of creating virtual worlds or providing entertainment, but also of modelling actual geographical space and producing solutions that support the process of social participation. This article presents an authorial concept of using the environment of Cities: Skylines and the C# programming language to automate the process of importing official topographic data into the game engine and developing a prototype of a serious game that supports solving social and ecological problems. The model—developed using digital topographic data, digital terrain models, and CityGML 3D models—enabled the creation of a prototype of a serious game, later endorsed by the residents of the municipality, local authorities, as well as the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development.
Author Robert Olszewski (FGC / DC)
Robert Olszewski,,
- Department of Cartography
, Mateusz Cegiełka
Mateusz Cegiełka,,
, Urszula Szczepankowska
Urszula Szczepankowska,,
, Jacek Wesołowski (FMIS / DPMS)
Jacek Wesołowski,,
- Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics
Journal seriesISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, ISSN 2220-9964
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.95
Keywords in EnglishCities: Skylines; serious game; C#; reference spatial data; gamification; smart city; sustainable development; geoparticipation; urban games
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 1901 Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous); 1903 Computers in Earth Sciences
Internal identifier6/2020
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 23-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 0; GS Citations = 1.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.229; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.84 (2) - 2018=2.022 (5)
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