Awakening

Awakening is a downloadable Mac and PC videogame. Awakening is a narrative video game with learning Spanish as a core mechanic. I did this for my MFA DT Thesis because I've found out that powerful storytelling is a great tool for learning. For this I drew on the precedents of using video gaming as a learning tool (Digital game-based learning ) DGBL are "any learning games on a computer or online" this covers different types of games used in teaching simply as learning games.


I also drew on the precedent of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are activated whenever we experience something throughout some other interaction than our own. Mirror neurons are a key component of effective storytelling. When we read a great novel or watch an engaging movie, our brains sync with the story, causing us to experience the protagonist’s fear, sadness or joy as if it were our own. To learn more about the process of Awakening and to download the game please visit my thesis site