Oscar Garcia Panella CRe-AM Interview

Name : Oscar Garcia Panella

Job Title : Videogame Degree Programme Director, Gamification Consultant

Organisation : ENTI (University), Cookie Box (Company)

Sector : Videogames, applied games, gamification

Web Link : www.enti.cat, www.cookiebox.es

Interview Date : 1/12/15

Location : JamToday, Citilab, Barcelona

Short Biography

Left + Right brainsets thinker + loving fun and its application to any discipline + Gamification, Serious Games & Multimedia Consultant (Cookie Box) + Passionate about everything I do + Academic Director (IEBS, ENTI-UB)


1. What current technologies and tools fulfill your needs in your practice?

Hardware PC, Mac, Wiimote, iWatch, Sensors, Hololens

Software Unity, Unreal, HTML5, C#, OpenGL, RPG Maker

2. What technologies do you see emerging in the next 5-10 years?

VR, Hololens, Sensors, AR, Haptics, Smartphone technologies

3. Could you identify any strengths and weaknesses with these technologies?

Strengths (Smartphones) – Ubiquitous presence and affordable

Weaknesses (VR) – Motion sickness, wearability


4. Do you think there are additional technologies or tools needed, or that you would wish for?

Inexpensive, non-invasive sensors giving motion tracking and freedom of movement within games


5. If these were available what would you be creating?

Cooking games, Building games, simulations in virtual worlds to support pre-testing building in physical world

6. Can you see any strengths and weakness involved?

Weaknesses – worries about increase in personal tracking and potential sources of good and bad impact on society

7. What do you recommend to fill the gap between creators and technology providers?

Mixing people and bringing together multi-disciplinary teams together to work on a common project.