Recreating little Manila through a virtual reality serious game

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Computer Science

Conference Title

Proceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2018 - Held jointly with the 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2018

Date of Presentation



This paper describes the authors' efforts to develop a virtual reality (VR) serious game depicting life in Little Manila in the late 1940s. Little Manila was a thriving Filipino community located in downtown Stockton, California, that existed from the 1920s to 1960s until it was destroyed as part of a freeway construction project. Using Unreal Engine, Autodesk Maya, and Autodesk 3ds Max to design the game and historical research to contextualize in-game content, the authors have constructed a quest-based VR game intended for educational use in both museum and classroom settings.