Team Athena is developing Dino City Smash, a single-player iPad game that 8- to 11-year-old boys with social-emotional challenges enjoy, that is engaging first and foremost, to be used during their reinforcement time with the iPads at school. The game seeks to encourage problem-solving strategy and other enriching elements often absent from games geared toward this age group. To our target audience, feeling engaged means a feeling of power and control. Too often, games about power go hand in hand with gratuitous violence and little interweaving of any academic standards. Our game’s aim is to compete with of-the-shelf games for this age group.

Project Instructors:  Shirley Saldamarco

Team Members:  Kanishk Chhibber, Ruchi Dangwal, Elaine Fath, Milind Nilekani, Luqing (Luna) Zhang

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