Ready to Learn: Escape from Greasy World
Last week I traveled to Washington DC to present the Beta of our latest Lunch Lab interactive creation, Escape from Greasy World, at the PBS/CPB Ready to Learn Summit.
Escape is a large-format online experience that features one longer narrative that’s connected by mini-math challenges that must be solved to push along the story. We’ve been working very hard on this 40+ minute experience which features eleven minutes of new animation, six mini-games, and an immersive side-scrolling world. The premise: When Professor Fizzy and the Lunch Lab gang go missing, Henry and Avril decide to investigate. Using their problem-solving skills, they find clues, solve math puzzles, and uncover intel that unravels the mystery. The beta was well-received and the attendees seemed excited by the larger narrative.
At the conference, all the PBS producers presented their transmedia betas, which were exciting and inspiring to see. The conference also featured great speakers and discussions about children’s interactive media – I am always impressed by PBS’s commitment to meaningful content. The best part of the two days was meeting all of the amazing content producers, researchers, and educators who are working on the RTL project.
Escape from Greasy World will launch in September.