GAME FOR SCIENCE speaks to young people in a language they understand, taking its inspiration from popular MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games). Players are free to explore this world according to their own interests—health, aeronautics, genomics, international development, environment, engineering, etc.—and they can use an avatar to interact with their friends.
In the thematic lands of GAME FOR SCIENCE, players encounter entertaining games, fascinating information, and engaging videos, all of them science-related.
Since September 2009, the site has attracted over 100,000 visitors. Site attendance is growing constantly and new content (games, videos, etc.) is regularly added. Innovative and designed to appeal to young people, this project helps to connect youth culture with science.
Target audience: 9–17 years old
Partner: Canada Media Fund
Technologies used: ActionScript 3.0, Flash, Smartfox Server, PHP/MySQL.
Online and constantly changing: www.gameforscience.ca