A Digital Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game
Oliver Bendorf, ginger coons, Julienne
Corboz, Anna Foka, Roopika Risam
There’s a problem at Dragon High:
Ulysses the Unicorn has transferred to Dragon
High. Being a unicorn with a broken
horn, Ulysses is having a hard time fitting in.
In this game, children will experience a day at
Dragon High, occupying multiple roles as
bully, bullied, and bystander.
Ulysses the Unicorn: New to Dragon High, Ulysses is a
target for bullies.
Deborah the Dragon: Student body president and a
noted bully, Deborah does not like anyone who is
Gary the Griffin: The other non-dragon at Dragon
High, Gary is content to remain a bystander, even when
Ulysses is bullied.
Playing the game as either Ulysses the bullied
unicorn, Deborah the dragon bully, or Gary the
bystanding griffin, players must make it through
a day at Dragon High without getting
Suspensions result from: getting locked in a
locker and missing class, being a bully, or
letting bullying happen.
Players will develop empathy, decision-
making, social justice, and socialization skills.
Dragon High is a digital Choose-Your-Own-
Adventure style game. The digital medium
allows students to assume the identity of the
bully, bullied, or bystander and to navigate the
halls of Dragon High, one perspective at a time.
A later version could provide an online multi-
Point A: The school day starts
Point B: The bell rings and everyone goes
Players navigate 10 different levels based on
scenarios that could happen during a typical
school day, such as: stolen lunch
money, getting ready for PE class, gossip
behind people’s backs, insults and
namecalling, and cheating.
Each level takes place during one class period of
the day. A story or context is presented to the
player via animation. The player is then given a set
of options to choose how to respond to the
scenario. Each choice leads to a consequence, as
well as a new choice. The level ends with detention
or moving on to the next class. In the course of
successfully making it through a day at Dragon
High, a character will have experienced a new
perspective on bullying and learned to make