PuppyBot Rescue

 CreateJS, HTML 5


An Entertainment Technology Center project:

DARPA’s ENGAGE program was a multi-year project geared towards increasing the number of children in the US pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. This project’s end product is a series of game technologies that are designed to teach children ages 5-10 different topics inside of STEM. The initiative is funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and involves several partners for game development and educational assessment of the games. Our partners included Sesame Workshop, UCLA and the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Over the course of 3 years, I have worked on 4 games. The first game, RumbleBlocks, teaches basic stability principles while the other three games: Beanstalk, Helios and PuppyBot Rescue, focus on teaching the balance formula.

*Electric Company characters where present in old designs, © Sesame Workshop

Available on the web (PC or Mobile Device), Developed using HTML5 / CreateJS


Level Design, Game Design

Title: Staff Designer

Team Members

  • Samantha Collier: Lead Artist & Producer
  • Ricardo Merchan: Sound Designer & Writer
  • Bryan Maher: Programmer
  • Mike Christel: Co-PI, Programmer
  • Scott Stevens: PI (Principle Investigator)


  • Educational Content Control: creating and overseeing the in-game puzzles
  • Game Design: wire-frame mock-ups, game design document authoring and storyboards
  • Additional Art Support: some UI elements, and some animation.
  • Other: Web design and support, promotional material


Play it!