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What societal challenge do you think is particularly well-suited to a game for impact? What metrics should be used to inform the design of this game? For example, a game designed to increase residential energy efficiency might measure whether households that played the game had lower utility bills compared to similar households that did not.
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Kids 2GTHR (game for children with diabetes)

Worldwide we are faced with major social, medical and economical challenges surrounding diabetes. I would like to propose a new game/reward concept for kids with diabetes and their social environment. Kids 2GTHR helps increase quality of life for kids with diabetes, encourages them in their intensive treatment while at the same time reducing costs of diabetes treatment. Most importantly, Kids 2GTHR creates empathy for... more »

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Stop the Infections (A Safe Sex Game)

I want to develop a game based around engaging teenagers in the key ideas for Safe Sex. Rather than focusing on abstinence only, the game would focus on teaching them about the importance of protection, being open with your partner, and getting tested regularly. Rather than only telling the players about the techniques, the game will initiate conversations between the teenagers, allowing them to understand the reasoning... more »

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Choices and Consequences

My concept is aimed at kids ages 10-17. The game is a series of situations that kids could really encounter, such as a friend urging another to try pot or finding $50 in a mall parking lot or a boy asking a girl to have sex, etc. the player choses how the situation plays out until it reaches an end and then there is a cut scene that shows the consequences of the decisions the player has made. The cut scene doesn't show... more »

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Games to increase understanding about emergent social systems

This proposal is to create one or more games to help people, particularly students, recognize and understand emergent, interdependent social systems. Such systems are an integral part of the creation and growth of human communities from families to cities and states. The games will enable multiple people with disparate, often conflicting goals work to build a community together. This will involve balancing their goals... more »

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A Game About Making Games

Interest in STEM fields is declining among American youth. At the same time, the amount of time spent playing games and consuming media is increasing. The goal of this game is to engage students in STEM fields through game development.

There are many tools designed to meet the needs of teaching game development. Even the most basic game development tools require pre-requisite knowledge that is well beyond the skillset... more »

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Game Simulation of Urban Youth Gangs

A serious game that simulates social, economic, public health and cultural dynamics of urban youth gangs in Chicago (where I live and work).

Designed for members and victims of gangs; and for social services, educational institutions and government agencies whose staff are professionally concerned with gang enterprise.

The simulation develops coping, survival and management skills; deepens vision, understanding and... more »

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A Simulation Games that teaches kids about US Economics

Make My USA Game

This game is reality-based social game where the players are in control of the United States' future. Each player has his own version of the United States to play with, and the player guides his country by making policy decisions.

Players select quests. Quest are centered around topic areas and current events. Quests are related to the area of focus that they select (like education, energy or health).... more »

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Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C)

The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) was born in 2005 from the desire to stimulate industry creativity and generate institutional interest towards the use of digital game technology and approaches for training and education. A partnership was formed with the organizers of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the National Training Systems Association (NTSA), and the... more »

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