I am applying for an academic grant to study Immune Defense, to figure out what it teaches and how it affects the attitude of our players towards cell biology. We’d like to optimize Immune Defense for the creation of confidence in our players. We want our players to learn how to use receptors, and have their mind opened to reading/watching more about receptors…. How do we do this? We have a few ideas and we’re hoping for a year to iteratively test our ideas, before developing a new Immune Defense version. This grant would be through NSF informal education, and would be studying the effects of Immune Defense on people 21+. Would you be interested in hearing more? Let me know!
I’m also working on NanoCrasher…I’m teaching myself Blender…and getting some lessons from a student who’d really great at Blender! My new Blender skills will help me not only with NanoCrasher but also with my academic project, ChemSimGame. ChemSimGame is designed with chemistry profs at Harrisburg University and it will let players manipulate acid, bases and water… At the molecular level. I am really excited about the project. We’ve worked on it for two years now. This week an HU student reached out for an opportunity as an intern. He seems excited, and I believe ChemSimGame will benefit from his desire to learn to develop games.
I played Nanoscape on Steam, by the Australian University, UNSW. A brilliant university, brilliant product. It’s free, go play now!!! It is begging for some game mechanics!!! Well, I think game mechanics are the natural next step in Nanoscape. What do you think?
If I hosted a conference for biology/chemistry games, would you come? Are you planning to go to GDC in 2022? What about East Coast Game Conference? If I hosted another little Science Game Expo and Discuss, would you come?
All in all, I am practicing calmness. I have so many fantastic ideas and so many balls in the air… I am practicing feeling normal. Feeling a balance between work and “life.”. Trying to make friends and make time to spend with friends. I thank you visitors for your support.
Are any of you teachers? Would you use some materials is I made some around Immune Defense? Better might be, have you made any materials around Immune Defense?? I would love to share them here! Or, you could post them on Teachers Pay Teachers and I’d share the link here! I would greatly appreciate your collaboration on teaching materials for Immune Defense!!
I’m working on an academic paper about biology games. Anyone who has written a paper, let me know! What works, what doesn’t work in game design? In evaluation design? I think the funis in the science, and I want a chance to explain how. So I’m writing papers. We’ll see how that goes.
Reach out with ideas and collaboration, please!