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

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify stress triggers, whether personal or professional
  2. Describe how to handle stress (e.g., exercise, breathing, meditation, boundaries)

Game Mechanics

  • Discovery and Exploration
    • Examine the environment
    • Uncover items and experiences 
  • Easter Eggs 
  • Branching Choices
    • Choose your own adventure 
  • Avatar
    • Choose your character
    • Customize your avatar at the start of the game
  • Badges
  • 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!