This gamified online learning experience was created for the Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification program that I completed in August 2022. I collaborated with a team of instructional designers to build this project.
The CEO for a small to midsize corporation has requested a health and wellness training for their employees:
1. Reduce sick days
2. Mood tracker / Boost morale
3. Reduce workplace conflict
- Identify stress triggers, whether personal or professional
- Describe how to handle stress (e.g., exercise, breathing, meditation, boundaries)
Choose Your Avatar
- Discovery and Exploration
- Examine the environment
- Uncover items and experiences
- Easter Eggs
- Branching Choices
- Choose your own adventure
- Choose your character
- Customize your avatar at the start of the game
- Countdown clock
The White Rabbit
This Non-Player Character suffers from anxiety, perhaps because he’s always running late for very important dates!
Can you help him with time management, scheduling, and setting boundaries at work, so he can feel less stressed?
Earn: Time Management Badge
Game Mechanic: Countdown Clock
The Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire Cat is so vague and esoteric that his reality often feels distorted. As a result, he’s very indecisive. This negatively impacts the characters around him.
Help him get grounded through breathwork and meditation.
Earn: Meditation Badge
Alice is a Non-Player Character in a room with items marked “Eat Me” and “Drink Me.” Can you help Alice drink enough water? Earn: Hydration Badge
Boss Battle #1
Escape the Jabberwocky
Can you use physical activity to escape the jaws that bite, the claws that catch?!
This NPC needs your help overcoming bad habits.
Can you help him make healthier eating choices?
Earn: Healthy Eating Badge
The Walrus & The Carpenter
“The time has come,” the Walrus said…
While taking a walk with the Walrus and the Carpenter, the Oysters began to cry. “But wait a bit… For some of us are out of breath.”
Can you help them with physical fitness?
Earn: Physical Fitness Badge
The Mad Hatter
This NPC has been partying too much and sleeping too little. He’s losing track of time and feeling a little “mad.” Can you help him develop healthy sleep habits? Badge: Healthy Sleeping Habits
Boss Battle #2
Defeat the Queen of Hearts
The Queen is the type of leader who keeps everyone walking on eggshells. Make one mistake and she’ll yell: “Off with your head!” She obsesses over small details, like the roses, while overlooking the big picture.
Can you use the skills you’ve learned so far, including time management and stress reduction, to overcome issues at work with this senior member of upper management?
Defeat the Queen to win the game and save Wonderland! Game Mechanic: Countdown Clock
Thanks for Playing!
After learning the self-care tools you shared with them, the citizens of Wonderland already feel much better.
“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night?” Alice asks. “Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.
But if I’m not the same, the next question is: who in the world am I? Ah, THAT’S the great puzzle!