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Games for Change and Interlude Launch Interactive Storytelling Competition

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If you’re a game designer, visual novelist, or filmmaker interested in interactive storytelling and diversity, this may be the opportunity for you. Games for Change and Interlude, makers of the Treehouse authoring platform, are teaming up to sponsor an interactive storytelling competition called The Challenge of Diversity. Competitors will create an interactive video series to discuss “the opportunities, difficulties, and complexities of living in the most diverse country on Earth.” Read More

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[Review] Decisions That Matter Illustrates Sexual Harassment in College

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Decisions That Matter: An Interactive Experience is an interactive web comic where readers can make decisions about how to respond to situations. The situations in question are centered around sexual harassment. Characters are freshmen in college. The comic aims to help guide students through making better choices when it comes to sexual harassment in a variety of settings.
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Machine Cares: Exploring Life’s Complexities

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on UW Bothell’s student-run media blog, The Next. Machine Cares is a wonderful choice for teens—or for parents who are interested in a strong story about exploring mental health issues from a teen perspective.

Much has been written about games as learning tools or to foster empathy. Machine Cares by Failbetter Games quietly occupies this space, inviting the player to take a harder look at some of the serious issues faced by teens today. That makes it sound like a really heavy game—which it is, in a sense. But Machine Cares is careful not to sermonize. It’s a game that lets players come to their own conclusions. Read More