Vanished: Learning Science through ARG Gameplay
Show: MAX 2011 Develop
See how MIT developed a novel educational experience with Adobe technology that develops scientific inquiry methods through play. When the Smithsonian Institution wanted to offer youth a rich, technology-supported science experience, it turned to MIT’s Education Arcade. Together they built an eight-week online/offline environmental disaster mystery game for middle-school children. The participants became investigators racing to solve puzzles, visit museums, and collect samples from their neighborhoods to help solve the mystery. Players found clues in videos developed in Adobe Flash, in online games developed in Flex, and in 3D PDF bone scans made by Smithsonian scientists.
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