Designing Narrative-based Escape Games for Education

Designing Narrative-based Escape Games for Education

Scott Nicholson, Professor, Wilfrid Laurier UniversityRoom TBD

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The power of escape rooms comes from the immersion of the players in a story that is larger than life, but teachers building escape rooms in their classrooms run into frustrations making the escape room format fit the constraints of a classroom. During this session, Scott Nicholson will present his "Ask Why" framework for designing narrative-based escape games for education, and will present different game shapes of escape games that are more appropriate for classroom settings than an escape room.

Attendees will come away with two things: a method to systematically design an narrative-based educational escape game, and a set of game shapes and when to use each to create escape games that better fit their classroom environment.

Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
USING GAMES IN K-12