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
Various mechanics taken from stand carnival games - Ball Toss, Button Launcher and Slingshot Launcher.