Dear friends, thank you for coming on this ride with me. Since I founded MJG in 2014, a lot has happened. The state of public understanding of molecular cell biology is more important than ever. How can you trust someone if you don’t understand the words they are using? All of these last 6 years, I remained constant, unwavering in my determination to make molecules as well loved and understood as zombies. How to manage this, who can help, what would people enjoy playing, how will I pay for it? These questions have weighed me down. Additionally, I needed a new skill. My biochemistry knowledge and experience (1997 – 2008) my education research experience (2008 – well, still doing education research) were not enough to create a video game. I needed to learn to design, scope, and manage the development of a video game. So I did.
So. A product is on its way. A plan is on its way. The goal is still to teach the average person the vocabulary needed to understand and be confident in their understanding of how a virus gets inside a cell. But the topic isn’t immunology or microbiology, per se. The game is not Immune Defense. I will tell you all about it in the new year, like in 1 week!!!
In the meantime, please offer me your encouragement! Please comment here, or review a game on the ScienceGameCenter.org, or offer me encouragement on Twitter @MolecularJig Tell me what did you love about Immune Defense? What do you love about my mission? Why do you keep reading this blog? What kind of game do you hope I’m planning? Why do you think molecular cell biology is cool? Please communicate with me and let’s all feel hopeful and competent together as we face 2021.