80Days represents an inter-disciplinary European research-project (FP7, objective 4.1.2 Technology-enhanced Learning) aiming at pushing the state-of-the-art in digital educational games. The main objectives are enabling curriculum-related education with competitive computer games, realizing non-invasive and educationally meaningful support of the learner, and combining adaptive tutoring with interactive digital storytelling.
The Serious Games group at TUD/KOM (established in December 2008, being set-up by the former Digital Storytelling group at ZGDV Darmstadt e.V.) takes the role of ZGDV in 80Days and is responsible for all issues related to adaptive, interactive storytelling. This includes the development of a theoretical framework for adaptive storytelling, the development of a Story Engine and a Story Editor.