This discussion is about Sir Basil Pike Public School.
I got a chance to look at the website/game - very interesting and well done. I'm curious how this interplays with the audience, is there professional guidance or group session that augment the online game...or are the two separate. How does it all work?
Also curious about how you would expand and specifically where your next target audience would be after local schools?
Thanks for your comments. There are two ways with which the game interplays with the audience. 1) one on one via the internet where the user takes on a role and navigates the story or 2) in a classroom setting where the teacher projects the game on a screen and the kids raise their hands to vote for a particular choice. The teacher can take the opportunity to ask students their reasons for one choice over another and thus begin a productive dialogue with the students about the issues raised in the game.
Teachers are given a Teachers' guide that will help them navigate the game and suggests points in the game where a discussion about the various choices would be beneficial. Also, the nature of the game provides decision points where some student may feel that there is only one kneejerk response. It is enlightening alternative options that may not have been apparent.
That does sound good, I encourage you to update the entry itself and walk people thru with some more details or examples so they understand the implementation better.
You can try it out at www.zap.ca/pike