- Flu Busters! This game is a collaboration with Dr. Leonard Krilov and his team at Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY. The goal is to teach children how a flu vaccine works and why it makes sense to get one. Vaccine Man helps keep the player safe in a school environment full of sneezing, coughing and otherwise virus distributing agents. Can you survive a day at school without getting the flu? The game is currently being deployed as part of a large study) to encourage flu vaccination in minority and lower income children.
Team members: Samuel Zarahn (art lead, animations) Lauren Perugini (usability and audio lead), Keith Jordan (usability), Troy Cammock (animation, graphics), Matt Cooper (audio), Elena Bertozzi (script, programming, team lead)
- Atendiendo Il Parto in Casa : This expansion of the Emergency Birth Game is focused on training midwives in developing countries with the specific goal of changing behavior that increased maternal and neonatal mortality. In spring 2013, it was field tested in rural Mexico. The game was funded by a grant through the University of Washington.
Consulting physicians: Dr. Dilys Walker and Dr. Carrie Rouse.
Team members: Natalie Nguyen (art lead, animations), Matt Cooper (audio lead), Elena Bertozzi (script, programming, team lead).
- Emergency Birth! : This game was first conceived in order to help teach non-specialist nurses how to deliver a baby. It evolved into a tool to teach anyone how to deliver a baby outside of a professional medical setting. While demoing the game across the country we discovered it also has the unintended effect of detering unprotected sex by showing how difficult birth can be. We are proud that this game won a Silver Medal at the Serious Game Conference.
Consulting physician: Dr. Dilys Walker.
Team members: Natalie Nguyen (art lead, animations), Moutafue Yang (art and animations, Jon Sorenson, (audio lead) Josh Bartel (audio engineer), Elena Bertozzi (script, programming, team lead).
- The Frog Dating Game
We completed this tool to help high school biology teachers get their students interested in frogs in Decempber 2009. The game uses wonderful illustrations and audio to make players want to help Wisconsin frogs find mates. We are ready to ship the completed game to biology teachers. Email us if you'd like Matt to come to your school and demonstrate how it will make high school students want to learn about frogs.
Consulting biologist: Jeffrey Mckinnon
Team members: Matt Powers, TouFue Yang, Jon Sorensen, Elena Bertozzi
- Tex Walker's Interactive Fast Pitch Softball Tutorial Did you know that a lot of kids show up for Little League softball without knowing the rules? Our game teaches them the rules at home so that coaches can focus on actually playing softball. Umpire Tex Walker shows players how to play the game. Animations and audio clearly explain some of the more complicated aspects of gameplay. Get your orders in now!
Team members: Michael and Shannon Schumacher, Matt Powers, TouFue Yang, Jon Sorensen, Elena Bertozzi
Vaccine Man, Flu Busters,
Cold baby, Atendiendo.., Natalie Nguyen
Mother in labor
Emergency Birth.., Moutafoue Yang
Host of the Frog Dating Game, Moutafoue Yang
If you would like more information, please email us: elena AT ardeaarts.org.