Meaningful Play 2022 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleBloomwood Stories: Block Party` (student-created game)
Presenter(s)Morgan Evans, Gal Flessig, Meo Zhang, Avonelle Wing, Geoff Kaufman, Jess Hammer
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeWednesday, October 12, 7:00p-9:30p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionBloomwood Stories is a digital, visual novel game that aims to strengthen health self-efficacy among members of under-resourced and/or historically marginalized populations. In Bloomwood Stories, players take on the role of community manager, interacting with various community members and making choices about what advice to give and what resources would be most useful to help them to navigate their own personal health challenges.The game provides an opportunity for players both to fully embody the perspective of their player role and to empathize with non-player characters whose circumstances and challenges may be familiar from their own lives.

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