Game of Bones

The game design and mechanics are targeted towards youth aged 9 – 13 (approximately 4th – 8th grades), but they will also appeal to family audiences. We envision the final game as having ten levels, each with varying levels of difficulty. Each level will correspond to a different period in geologic time, a different museum specimen or specimens, and the research and work of Museum curators and collections managers. The vertical slice that we are currently developing focuses on Edaphosaurus, a fossil mammal-relative from the Early Permian Period of Earth History (approximately 299 to 270 million years ago) and the research of Assistant Curator of Paleomammalogy Dr. Kenneth Angielczyk.