TOUCHED BY LYME: Mobile game helps teens discover resilience
“Shadow’s Edge” is the first mobile game designed to help teens facing serious health challenges discover their resilience.
It’s based on a journaling book called “Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges,” by Rose Offne and Sheri Brisson.
The game’s creators are looking for young people ages 13-21, who are facing or have faced a serious health issue, to beta test it. Some testers will be paid.
Here are opportunities listed on the website:
Impact Study: play for 20 min or more, 3 times per week for four weeks and answer two surveys (one upon sign-up, one after three weeks) that help us understand the impact gameplay has on you. You’ll receive a $75 online gift voucher. It’s key to answer all journaling prompts and to create art in the game as well as answering both surveys. Participation is limited so sign up quick.
Player’s Diary: play for 20 minutes or more every day for one week and answer a daily survey. You’ll receive a $50 online gift voucher. It’s key to give a detailed description of your game experience to receive the reward. Limited to 10 participants.
Beta Playtesting: play as much as you like until the end of September and answer a survey. Your feedback will go into the next versions of the game and you will get insider information on the creation of the game. You will also participate in a raffle to win an iPhone 7 or other cool prizes. There’s a special surprise for players who crack all levels.
Players under 18 need a parent’s permission. More details at the website.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s VP for Education and Outreach. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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