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“Rude Awakening”

Creators: Guerarde, Janais & Christina
High School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ Martin Van Buren High School
Type of Project:
  • Game Design
Themes of Project:
  • Public Safety
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About this Project:

Our app, ‘Rude Awakening’, is an app, or more so simulation game, about terrorism. Our app is a general app, it mainly talks about terrorism as terrorism is a rather big social issue and one that creates mass affects on both the people that experience it as well as the people who hear of it. Our app gives just a small, simplified glimpse into terrorist attacks and offers what can be done during said attacks. Not a lot of people know what to do in life-threatening situations like terrorist attacks other than just panicking, which can actually lead to worse things happening, such as death or capture. The other purpose of this app is to bring awareness to terrorism because though it’s such a detrimental issue in the world, it’s also one that isn’t necessarily talked about as much as it happens around the world.

‘Rude Awakening’ is made where there are two mini scenarios, both of which include pixelated special effects and choices that the player/user can pick on to see which one is correct and which one is wrong. Along with these, there is also an explanation that is given to go with the correct choice that is chosen. All in all, the app is basically an interactive, informative, choice game that allows its users to play and learn all at the same time.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

Eugene Cherish
👏 IT Infrastructure Support at ArcherPoint — Emoti-Con Judge
Having the knowledge in a dangerous situation can definitely save lives. I would suggest maybe expanding this to natural disasters, as they happen more than acts of terrorism and few people know what to do during Earthquakes, Tornados, or Tsunimy so a survival guide that applies to all kinds of situations can save even more lives.

Ashley Paskill
👏 Contributing Writer at Uloop — Emoti-Con Judge
I love the idea of this app. Many people have no idea how to respond in a terrorist attack. The app is informational and teaches users how to respond in the event of an attack. It takes an issue and reframes it to an app that provides information to save lives. It may be useful to provide additional resources in case users want to learn more and take action to protect themselves and others.

Kathy Rutherford
👏 Engineer at Engineering — Emoti-Con Judge
This is an important app. While schools do "lock down drills" and other exercises for when the unexpected happen, there is no way to prepare for all events. By using this app, you may help students in more unforeseen situations know what to do and save themselves or others. You should consider partnering with law enforcement to provide the "recommended" response to an event. Good job on the app!

Gurpreet Lally
👏 Sr Community Manager at CareerVillage.org — Emoti-Con Judge
What an interesting concept! I think it's great to get people thinking about issues happening outside of their normal sphere.

The graphics were cool and it looked like a fun game that would entertain folks. My suggestion is to make the font slightly more legible and to perhaps incorporate a Next Steps section. After students learn about terrorism, what can they do to get involved? Giving them different avenues to help with the cause may help to increase their engagement.

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