Towards an Augmented Reality Game for Learning about Ivan Vazov's Literary Works


  • Ivan Kratchanov Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 8, G. Bonchev Str., 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria; National Library “Ivan Vazov”, 17, Avksentii Veleshki Str., 4000, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Dimitar Minev National Library “Ivan Vazov”, 17, Avksentii Veleshki Str., 4000, Plovdiv, Bulgaria



Serious Games, Plovdiv, Cultural Heritage, Ivan Vazov, Augmented Reality


This paper presents a concept for a serious game based on an augmented reality representation of a mural artwork located in the National Library “Ivan Vazov” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The mural features the renowned Bulgarian author Ivan Vazov in the center, surrounded by characters from his literary works. By using a head-mounted display in front of the mural, the players would see movement of the characters and will be able to interact with them in a gamified augmented reality environment. The serious game proposed in this paper offers a solution to the engagement of players with literature and textual heritage within a broader cultural context.


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How to Cite

Kratchanov, I., & Minev, D. (2023). Towards an Augmented Reality Game for Learning about Ivan Vazov’s Literary Works. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 13, 305–310.