YOUmedia Gamers create STEM based Levels for DML Competition.
Submissions will be judged by a panel drawn from the Little Big Planet and Spore communities, as well as a experts recruited by the Humanities, Arts Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). There will be 12 categories of awards.
Awards will be issued based on criteria that include the demonstrated potential of excellent learning content regarding STEM for a level, assessment, playability, engagement, problem-solving, aesthetics and collaborative play.
LittleBigPlanet™ (LBP™) and Spore™ Galactic Adventures
LBP™ levels and Spore™ adventures will be judged in accordance with the following criteria:
Content: levels and adventures will be evaluated on the extent to which they engage and/or leverage STEM content.
Assessment: levels and adventures will be evaluated on the extent to which the learning goals of the level are met through play.
Playability: levels and adventures will be evaluated on their playability, to include scaffolding of challenge, clarity of game play goals, and feedback. All levels must be beatable by an average player.
Engage young people in creating the game-based learning experiences for others?
Problem-solving: levels and adventures will be evaluated on the extent to which they support problem-solving and player-led inquiry.
Aesthetics: levels and adventures will be evaluated on aesthetics, to include use of stickering, audio, lighting, and object creation. All levels must be fully textured to be considered for judging.
Collaborative play (LBP™ only): levels will be evaluated on the extent to which they support meaningful collaborative play.