We are team Skylight, a name chosen to reflect the idea of shining new light upon traditional academic subjects for children. The Elizabeth Forward School District approached us with the challenge of creating specialized music education games that can be scaled to suit grades 2 through 8 by instructors as appropriate. Utilizing the SMALLab™ platform, we have created experiences to augment the children’s musical curricula in new, engaging ways.
We are all very excited to have had the opportunity to contribute to such an important cause and discover novel, innovative ways of childhood education. The interactive nature of games and virtual worlds being used to change passive learning into active learning is a field of discovery that has only just begun to be investigated. We faced a stimulating challenge of trying to aid in the positive transformation of players while maintaining the fun and allure that makes virtual worlds so enthralling for us as gamers and game designers. We hope that players will enjoy our games and that teachers will see improvement in students’ classroom performance!