Games


Tecumseh Lies HereTecumseh Lies Here is an augmented reality or alternate reality game (ARG) designed to teach critical historical thinking and explore the history of the War of 1812. The first version of the game was an immersive ARG, designed for university students, in the style of classic ARGs like The Beast or I Love Bees. In 2013, we partnered with the Battle of the Thames Bicentennial to run a completely new version of the game for Grade 6, 7, and 8 students across Ontario.


Lies Here was the plenary game event at Brock University’s Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference, in June 2011. A kind of prequel to Tecumseh Lies Here, Lies Here used QR codes (which were very cutting edge in 2011) to critique and subvert the venerable historical plaque.


General Mud is a tabletop role-playing game inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm, about a barnyard revolution and what comes after. It’s kind of rough–I wrote it in 24 hours back in 2005–but I’m still proud of it. It won a High Ronnie Award at the Forge (Ron Edwards said, “This should be taught and played in history classes.“). It also got me accused of McCarthyism, which seems unfair but also ironically appropriate.