About us

CuriouSer is a client project for Alice. In this project, we are exploring the possible uses of Virtual Reality for computer science education. We are teaching the importance of function through a Space Cooking game using Google Daydream. The Cosmic Kitchen focuses on the following three learning goals related to why functions are important in programming:

  • Writing the same lines of code repeatedly is tedious
  • Functions make it easier to code
  • Functions are reusable

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Client

Our client is Alice. 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.

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Teacher’s Guide

A teacher's guide and sample lesson plan is available to help teachers with implementing this game in their classroom.

Latest Blogs

Week 13 Blog

This week CuriouSer focused on doing some final polishing to meet our final goals. For sound, this meant doing final tweaks on the audio to address feedback and finalizing the audio for our VO. For art, this meant doing final tweaks on the assets in our kitchen and adding small things like a skybox to […]

Week 12 Blog

This week the CuriouSer team focused on finalizing our features and improving how we provide feedback to the player. This meant merging the current versions we had of our art and our scripts to ensure they are all in and functioning how we want. At the end of the week, we had these final versions […]

Week 11 Blog

This week the CuriouSer team focused on improving our MVP to better represent the final design goals and to address the feedback we got last week. We also play tested the new experience at Union Area Highschool. Design had to address most of these changes by changing the design of key features. This included changing […]

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