Who am I? Carleton College Sophomore Game Player/Designer Potential: Studio Art, Physics, or Interactive Design Major
SCVNGR Why am I here? Mobile Gaming Platform SCVNGR. Trivia Game for the Cellphone. It fell through. No one wanted to spend time staring at their cellphones… To be honest, we don’t like that idea much either.
Purpose Role Expanded Visitor Experience Goal Visitors will experience interactive (potentially gameplay) media that will add either another layer of information and/or an extra experience that they could not otherwise access. The goal is aimed at getting visitors to do things they would have otherwise been unable to do.
Research SCVNGR reviews Online Museum Conference Spoke with Woodland Park and National Zoo Conference with Minnesota Historical Society Watched Lectures and Listened to Podcasts by important Interactive and Game Designers Looked at other Zoo Websites
Ideas Social-Generated Content Text-Based Cellphones Smartphones Groups and Events Other
LARP/Puzzle Hunt Live Action Role Playing School adventure where kids role-play as Animals, Poachers, Humans, and Volunteers Puzzle Hunt Findthe animal or item. Played over an hour or months. Popular Meaningful/Special
Other RPG For Animal Sponsor Get to “play” through e-mails as if you were a growing animal (the one you just sponsored!) Simplified to just send interesting updates, or specifically for babies to sponsor, get sent real life updates.
Connections Advertise Wolfquest Other Zoo’s Websites The more connections there are the more integrated the zoo experience will be.
Final Thought: Happiness1. Satisfying work to do.2. Experience of being good at something.3. Time spent with people we like.4. Chance to be a part of something bigger.