Another Alice Adventure is a semester-long project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. The goal is to design a 2D adventure game creation tool that can be used to teach introductory game design concepts.
The project works towards creating a cross-platform tool to enable middle schoolers who have little experience with game design and coding to create adventure games with puzzles and interactions. This project is a continuation of the ETC Alice’s Adventure project with emphasis on giving game designers the power to express their talents.
Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Unlike many of the puzzle-based coding applications, Alice motivates learning through creative exploration. Alice is designed to teach logical and computational thinking skills, fundamental principles of programming and to be the first exposure to object-oriented programming. The Alice Project provides supplemental tools and materials for teaching using Alice across a spectrum of ages and subject matter with proven benefits in engaging and retaining diverse and underserved groups in computer science education.