Game: Goomba Lab

Goomba Lab is a puzzle game intended to teach scientific inquiry skills and critical thinking to middle school students (age 11-14). Goombas are creatures with behavioral traits that players must be able to identify through experimentation. Players are provided with a notepad to record their observations about Goomba interactions with game objects, and can place the objects to guide their goombas through levels of complex puzzles.


Approved for All Audiences: The game must not show any violence, not even cartoonish. Stepping on living mushrooms is off the list, as is killing any type of enemies, not even undead, though we know they’re already dead…
Bigger Picture: The game touches on a political, environmental or social issue.
May the (Web) Force Be with You: The game runs in a browser with no plugin.


Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)


Monday, January 28, 2013 - 20:38
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Marli Mesibov
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Creath Carter
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Jessica Polka
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Andrew Brockert
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Darren Torpey


Marli Mesibov: Producer, Designer

Jessica Polka: Designer

Deidre Witan: Designer, Educational Content

Andrew Brockert: Developer

Greg Kinneman: Developer

Darren Torpey: Developer

Creath Carter: Art

Rick Cody: Music and Sound

Special thanks to MIT, Global Game Jam, Learning Games Network, and Ryan Khan.


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