We created a first person VR game where the player is a bottlenose dolphin. They are introduced to the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and navigate some of the current environmental challenges that dolphins face today. After the experience, players are given actionable steps that they can take to help support the work being done … Read more

Week 14- ETC Fall Festival

December 4th, 2023 – December 10th, 2023 ETC Fall Festival This week we had the fall festival and our experience went really well!  To gauge player transformations we asked each player at the festival to complete a pre and post game survey. In addition to the surveys our PhD consultant Bea also shared an experiment … Read more

Week 13- Polishing and Action Steps

November 27th, 2023 – December 3rd, 2023 Production This week was all about polishing our game and making sure the experience was ready to go for the ETC Fall Festival. We focused on adding in some final parts like mangrove trees above the sea surface in phase 1 to help make it a more finished … Read more

Week 12- Short Week

November 20th, 2023 – November 26th, 2023 Production This was a short week so we only had one day to get work done, but wee still managed to get a lot of work done. We experimented with a health bar and also took a lot of the feedback we received and made some updates according … Read more

Week 11- Big Changes

November 13th, 2023 – November 19th, 2023 Production This week was focused on making big changes. After multiple playtests we sat down as a team and made some major decisions on our scope and the direction for the rest of the semester. We really pushed ourselves to get a lot done this week and we … Read more

Week 10- Feedback & Revisions

November 6th, 2023 – November 12th, 2023 Production  This week was all about playtesting. First we evaluated the feedback we received from the Playtest Day and then we had multiple playtests with faculty to help us to navigate which areas we should focus on and where we could narrow down our scope. Overall our feedback … Read more

Week 9- Playtest Day

October 30th, 2023 – November 5th, 2023 Production This week we had a very busy week preparing for our Saturday Playtest Day. Even though we still have a lot we want to complete, we worked hard to try and put together a complete experience to help give the players a sense of what we are … Read more

Week 8- Echolocation

October 23rd, 2023 – October 29th, 2023 Production This week we reviewed our feedback from halves and made a schedule and plan for the second half of the semester. Overall our feedback from halves was positive, but the biggest concern was our scope. We worked as a team to narrow down what will need to … Read more

Week 7- Halves

October 9th, 2023 – October 15th, 2023 Production This week we were focused on getting ready for our Halves presentation and we also met with Elaine Fath again to discuss our game’s actionable steps. Since we are doing a transformational game, the question we always ask ourselves is what would we like the player to … Read more

Week 6- High Level Purpose

October 2nd, 2023 – October 8th, 2023 Production This week we met with Elaine Fath from the Center for Transformational Play at CMU. We met with her before at the transformational framework workshop, so this was an opportunity for us to dive deeper into our team’s goals. In order to achieve our goals she said … Read more