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Game Information

Presenter(s)Schell Games
SessionPlay the Past: Where Meaningful Play and Digital Humanities Meet to Talk
TimeThursday, October 18, 11:00a-12:00p
LocationGold A
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionTunnel Tail is first a light RPG game for 11-14 year-olds. It was developed in tandem with the BEST foundation and aims to introduce kids to situations in which they might feel pressured to come in contact with substances such as alcohol and drugs, and teach them how to navigate these situations. The goals of the game include: to introduce players to internal/external pressures, show that they don't need to give in to be cool, engage them without preaching or speaking down to them, and more.

Tunnel Tail leverages the concept of incidental learning and seeks to provide first and foremost a fun experience, using game mechanics to deliver its educational message.

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