SquirrelTour: Interactive Virtual Map

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SquirrelTour: Interactive Virtual Map

In the Web Development Office, we are always looking for news ways to present information that is both creative and dynamic. As a team, we have been brainstorming for quite some time about ways to enhance our Campus Map/Virtual Tour experience to be more hands-on and interactive.

Then one day, Tyler, a student in the S.O.A.R. Program, came to work in our office.  Among his interests is the development of video games. Together with graphic artist, Amy Fedele; programmer, Mark Pitely and graduate assistant, Trina Williams, he helped to work out the concept and develop a plan for a video game that doubles as a virtual tour of campus. In this SquirrelTour, website visitors learn about the campus as they perform tasks-- as a squirrel-- that are designed to "show" them around Marywood's campus.

Over the course of several months, this team invented the character Archie McMarywood (inspired by the Great Squirrel Takeover of 4-1-2011) and developed the tasks, the graphics and all of the details of the game.

Platform Notes: This game is comprised of CSS/HTML, Javascript, and Apache Velocity - it is integrated onto a dotCMS installation



Want something like this on your site? e-mail amyfedele@marywood.edu to get started!