From 10th of august to 13th of august there was the ‘train the trainer’ – camp for young adults from the Laos eSports – Federation at our Openmind Projects Training center in Nong Khai. For this training we combine the design thinking training program, developed by our ex-volunteer Chris Heyer and Gaweechat Joompaula, with game-based learning. The main goal was learning to become a trainer, to improve self-confidence, team collaboration, thinking skills and learning about environmental issues. We strived to build tools to enable them to explore both sides of their brain (the creative and the analytical) by expressing themselves and learning through the process of making video games. Thanks to our volunteer Corinna Schaffranek, media educator from Germany to introduce us the game-based learning method by using bloxels app. Its a first kind technology that enables you to build, design, play and share your own jump and run games. Designed with pixels it cultivates imagination while encouraging discovery and experimentation. Separated in four groups, the students had to develop a game on their own smartphone to create awareness about the plastic problem in the ocean. They also had to train their critical thinking towards this big problem, which concerns all of us. After four days of work each team developed a creative game with everything a good game needs: a brave hero, an exciting story, special animations, hidden objects, beautiful textures and an entertaining gameplay.
Special thanks goes to our volunteer trainers: Jamie (UK), Maxime (France), Hinako (Japan), Kevin (New Zeeland)
The adventure of Jamie
Developed by 'Take it easy'
The main character of the game is Jamie, a bearded man who wants to find some hidden treasures in the ocean. On his way he meets different kinds of sea characters, who hurt him, but with his gun and some bombs he can kill them. So fishes, octopuses and other sea animals are his enemies. He sees a lot of plastic bottles swimming in the ocean. But at the end, the story has a twist! Be excited for a cool game which should change your mindset about plastic in the ocean! We all are Jamie!
Developed by 'Illuminati'
This game is about Mori-A living in the forest with his family. One day Mori-A was told to do an errand for his mum. When he came back he saw their house was on fire and his mum and dad were missing! So Mori-A walked around the house to see if he could find any clues of their disappearance. Around his house he found a lot of plastic waste so he thought there was a plastic monster which had burned down his house and took away his family. So he started his journey to find his parents through a path of plastic. Let’s fight with Mori-A to rescue his family from the nefarious plasticman, but be careful about the shooting plastic bags and the microplastic!
Save Recycle City
Developed by 'Key to sucess'
This game is about a boy named Joe living in recycle city. He has been collecting rubbish his whole life but it seems like nobody sees his effort and his time spent on collecting the plastic. So Joe becomes demotivated and stops collecting plastic. After a while God came to Joe and asked him for help, because he was the last hope to save recycle city from the whole plastic trash. So Joe came up and started collecting plastic again. And Joe has to fight against a monster rubbish truck which wants to dump all plastic trash into the ocean. Help Joe to save recycle city!
Developed by 'Cloud 9'
A big plastic boss has kidnapped the queen Hinako and you have to rescue her. You are the king Shiro and have to collect as many bottles on your way to fight the big plastic boss. Can you save Hinako and solve the world plastic problem at the same time? Let’s fight the plastic boss!