The Macarthur region is growing at a rapid rate and for this reason, it is critically important to engage the local community in sustainable waste management. To support the embedding of good waste management practices early, the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) was looking to develop an interactive educational resource for primary school students.
A key concern was that the resource needed to stand alone and not be dependent on a web portal delivery mechanism, app only access or be device specific.
- Game idea generation
- Game design & graphics creation
- In game animation
- Game development
WHAT WE DID
- Conceptualised & built a single-player game consisting of a series of multi-level mini-games that integrate MACROC’s 6 key waste management themes, in a multi-disciplinary approach to learning.
- Game output as a standalone executable educational game, which will be supplied for Windows PC and Macintosh OSX computers. This will allow us the widest possible audience for the application.
- Creation of teacher lesson plans to support the classroom experience
- Creation of homework tasks to take the learning from the classroom to the living room
THE REPORT CARD
The Clean Up MACROC game has just been released to the Macarthur region. Regional Waste Co-ordinator Joshua Hayden has said; “by providing curriculum linked resources for teachers and interactive gaming experience for the student we hope to embed good waste management practices early within our community”.