We’re the proud owners of a shiny new Gold from the 2015 Serious Play Awards museums category! This award honors our work on Extreme Event, a social game that helps people understand the importance of building community coalitions for disaster resilience.
We collaborated with the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences to research, design, and develop a digital tool for facilitators and players of the game. Optimized for iPads, players interact with the digital tool to learn information about their city and receive alerts and challenges from a facilitator as the game unfolds. Sound effects and animations help players engage with the tool at just the right moments without getting distracted from the social goals of the game.
The materials for the first game scenario, Coastal City, are currently available for free from the museum’s website. The second game scenario, River City, will join it late this summer!