This game was designed for second grade students learning about colonial Moravian history. The game uses the specific location of the historic district in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which preserves many of the original structures from the Moravian founders of the town: the Bell House, the Central Church, the Gemein House, the cemetery, and more. Students role-play young members of the colonial Moravian society and move through a series of tasks involving work, prayer, and life stage decisions that bring them into contact with the people and places of the 18th century Moravians. Because this activity is location-based (triggered by latitude and longitude coordinates), full gameplay requires being in the historic district of Bethlehem. The game was built using the ARIS 1.0 platform and is available for free on the ARIS app for iOS.
Great Government Guru Game
This ARIS game is designed for elementary students learning about the role of local government and private offices that support government interactions. Small teams of visit various locations and must decide if that entity a) provides services, b) protects rights, or c) maintains order and then scan the corresponding QR code. If the team chooses correctly the first time, they earn more “Civic Credibility Coin”. As teams earn more coins, they level up, ultimately becoming a Government Guru!
Community Needs Game
This game is designed for elementary students learning about the concept of “community needs” such as food, water, safety, and education. QR codes are placed around the school campus on people, places, and things that represent ways the school community meets its needs. For example, classroom teacher would wear a QR code and when children scan the code, they see that the teacher helps meet the community’s need for education. Players are challenged to meet all of the community’s needs by hunting for and scanning QR codes that fulfill all the different types of needs. This game is best used as a supplemental activity to a classroom lesson regarding community. This game also uses the ARIS platform, is available for free on the iOS app ARIS, and can be set up in any school setting. QR codes can be downloaded here:
This game is a prototype game developed to demonstrate the GPS augmented reality capabilities of the ARIS game platform. It is a short game intended to be played on the Mountain Top Campus of Lehigh University. The game was built using the ARIS 2.0 platform and is available for free on the iOS app ARIS. The one QR code required for game play can be downloaded here:
This game is a variation of the Mountain Top Meltdown game. It was developed to demonstrate the QR code augmented reality capabilities of the ARIS game platform. It is a short game that can be played anywhere with either a cellular or wifi internet connection. The game was built using the ARIS 2.0 platform and is available for free on the iOS app ARIS. All of QR codes required for game play can be downloaded here: