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International Journal of Computer Games Technology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8251461, 14 pages
Research Article

30 : 2: A Game Designed to Promote the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocol

1Graphics and Imaging Laboratory, University of Girona, 17071 Girona, Spain
2Departament Informatica, Matemàtica Aplicada i Estadística, University of Girona, 17071 Girona, Spain
3School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Received 8 January 2016; Accepted 11 April 2016

Academic Editor: Michela Mortara

Copyright © 2016 Imma Boada et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a first-aid key survival technique used to stimulate breathing and keep blood flowing to the heart. Its effective administration can significantly increase the survival chances of cardiac arrest victims. We propose 30 : 2, a videogame designed to introduce the main steps of the CPR protocol. It is not intended for certification and training purpose. Driven by the 2010 European Resuscitation Council guidelines we have designed a game composed of eight mini games corresponding to the main steps of the protocol. The player acts as a helper and has to solve a different challenge. We present a detailed description of the game creation process presenting the requirements, the design decisions, and the implementation details. In addition, we present some first impressions of our testing users (25 children, five of each age from 8 to 12 years old and 12 males and 13 females). We evaluated clarity of instructions and three settings of the game: the aesthetics of scenarios, the playability, and the enjoyability of each mini game. All games were well punctuated, and there are no significantly differences between their sex. The proposed game can be a suitable tool to disseminate and promote CPR knowledge.