An Instructional Game Using Interactive Fiction
Play the interactive text adventure that introduces students to myths and constellations, while at the same time provides an opportunity to solve puzzles, talk to mythological character, act as those characters, and engage in a computer-based reading adventure.
Download the Myth Mechanic Game
Download the .zip package containing the Myth Mechanic game here. This contains all the necessary files to run the game on either PC or Mac. Those new to interactive fiction games should begin by reading the included readme file. This is a free download, and we hope you will share it with others.
You are in a windowless tent made of green canvas. As you finish unrolling your sleeping bag, you notice that it's getting late and the stars will soon be out. Good thing you remembered to bring your telescope. The tent door is to your south.
What we hope people will take from Myth Mechanic
We want students to walk away from the Myth Mechanic game with an understanding of the relationships between myths and constellations, an increased awareness and aptitude in exploring, problem solving, an increased appreciation for mythology, and a sense of accomplishment.
Based on instructional game design theory, we wanted to create an environment where students have access to the actual myth text, a supportive framework to augment the students' grasp of the material, and puzzles and challenges that encourage students to critically examine the relationships and problems expressed in the game.
"I want to use Myth Mechanicr for my class. Can you help?"
We are more than delighted to help you figure out what you need and how you might be able to use it. See the project page for some further details.
Design and Development Team
Myth Mechanic by Utah State University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.