Champlain students design global game

July 15, 2009 • PMC in the News

Faced with the challenge of designing an educational video game that would hold the attention of the world’s youth, student designers at Champlain College came up with a motif they can run with: Soccer.

Nearly one year into a three-year project to create an electronic game to discourage violence against women, students in the college’s Emerging Media Center have begun fleshing out their ideas for a theme with universal appeal among the target audience, Third World boys ages 10-13. That theme is what most of the world knows as football — an activity with sure-fire entertainment value. Entertainment value is a prerequisite for any game that seeks to influence behavior, the students say.

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The author of this article, Tim Johnson, also wrote about our electronic game project in his recent blog

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