Sea Hero Quest

Sea Hero Quest

There is a new case of dementia every three seconds. Sea Hero Quest is a mobile game which contributes to research on dementia. The way in which players navigate the game will help researchers to understand the mental process of 3D navigation, which is one of the first skills lost in dementia. More than 2.5 million people have played the game around the world. It was designed by British game company Glitchers in 2016 in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK, University College London and the University of East Anglia.



    Mobile game dedicated to helping global research into dementia    
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Sea Hero Quest VR

Sea Hero Quest, now in Virtual Reality

Players can help scientists fight dementia, in Virtual Reality Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom to release Sea Hero Quest in Virtual Reality (VR). The game, in which players help scientists understand […]

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A week to tweet about Science and Games
#3 Games to fight Alzheimer

From April 10th to April 15th, Citizen Science Games was hosting the @IamCitSci Twitter account. The whole week was dedicated to games and science. We storified the week in different episodes, in case you missed […]

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Five world clusters of people with similar spatial navigation abilities

Sea Hero Quest preprint is out:
Global determinants of navigation ability

Human cognitive strategies vary across nations and cultures. However, it is unknown whether the cognitive strategies of nations are randomly distributed or whether groups of countries are clustered by similar cognitive profiles. Using a mobile-based […]

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Sea Hero Quest, first results revealed

The scientists behind Sea Hero Quest have recently released a video revealing their first results: ‘The game has been played by almost 2.5 million people, generating over 63 years of gameplay, making ‘Sea Hero Quest’ […]

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