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Game Information

TitlePOX: Save the People (iPad Edition)
Presenter(s)Mary Flanagan, Zara Downs, Max Seidman
SessionPlay the Past: Where Meaningful Play and Digital Humanities Meet to Talk
TimeThursday, October 18, 11:00a-12:00p
LocationGold A
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionPOX: Save the People is a 1-4 player game in which players fight the spread of a disease that threatens to take over a community. The game depicts the spread of disease in a realistic way, and players must work together to contain the spread of infection by either vaccinating or curing citizens. The game is won when the disease can no longer spread to infect others. Preliminary research at Tiltfactor has found that the game increases players' appreciation for the value of vaccination and fosters a transfer of systems thinking skills.

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