Here are the games we are working on:
Read all about ID on our home page. Here, however, we show you are pride and joy: our first playable version on tablets! A really big milestone for us! We are now working on level design. We are very excited!
This is the beginning of a 3D adventure inside and outside cells that teaches players the fundamentals of diabetes and nutrition. This video shows just 4 weeks of work. You are driving a nanobot around on the surface of a cell. The surface molecules are all purple so far. You are trying to go where the pointer points you, and your simple nanobot engine propels you constantly forward, and those surface molecules are always blocking your path!
This is an experiment in using abstract casual games to teach fundamental concepts in molecular biology.
This is a 3rd person shooter created by my former company, the Federation of American Scientists. My job, as Director of the Learning Technologies Program, was to evaluate what students in the 6th through 12th grades learned by playing. You must navigate a nanobot through a 3D environment of blood vessels and connective tissue in an attempt to save an ailing patient by retraining her non-functional immune cells. Along the way, you will learn about the biological processes that enable macrophages and neutrophils – white blood cells – to detect and fight infections.
Discover Babylon TM is an educational video game that features Mesopotamia’s diverse contributions in writing, mathematics, literature, and law. The game is a joint project of the Federation of American Scientists Learning Technologies Project, UCLA’s Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, Escape Hatch Entertainment, and the Walters Art Museum. Located in what is now modern Iraq—Mesopotamia was the birthplace of written language, the first cities, the concept of the 360° circle and the 24-hour day, not to mention the earliest known laws and literature—yet its contributions are not well known to many Americans. Targeted at ages 8 –14, Discover Babylon TM will use sophisticated video gaming strategies and realistic digital environments to engage the learner in challenges and mysteries that can only be solved through developing an understanding of Mesopotamian society, business practices, and trade.
To download: DiscoverBabylon.zip
Operating System: Windows XP, Service Pack (SP) 2
Screen Resolution: 1024×768
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 1.0 Ghz
RAM: 512 MB
Disk Space (for installing): 700 MB
Other: Directx 9.0c, Speakers and/or headphones, full sized (not laptop) keyboard