Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Practicum #6. (Life as a news reporter).

The whole purpose of this game, The Dow Day, is to gain more knowledge about this event happened here on campus in 1967. But to make it more fun and engaging, the players are assigned the role of a local news reporter covering this event. So the players can gain information about the event, as well as the detailed story line of what happened, and when it happened, how it happened exactly. The game made it seemed like the player is a part of the history, and is actively participating in this part of UW history.

I have already "interviewed" a couple of people as assignments from the editor. Along the way, I had also ran into some protesters, they gave a flier they used, and that flier is saved under inventory, where I could go back and have a look later.

I also "witnessed" the protesters marching south of Bascom Hall as shown in a little video in my inventory.

1 comment:

  1. That's really cool! I hope that they make this an app for other smartphones as well once they revise the iPhone app, because I think I would play this.