About The SquirrelTour Game
In the Web Development Office, we are always looking for news ways to present information that is both creative and dynamic. As a team, we have been brainstorming for quite some time about ways to enhance our Campus Map/Virtual Tour experience to be more hands-on and interactive.
Then one day, Tyler, a student in the S.O.A.R. Program, came to work in our office. Among his interests is the development of video games. Together with graphic artist, Amy Fedele; programmer, Mark Pitely and graduate assistant, Trina Williams, he helped to work out the concept and develop a plan for a video game that doubles as a virtual tour of campus. In this SquirrelTour, website visitors learn about the campus as they perform tasks-- as a squirrel-- that are designed to "show" them around Marywood's campus.
Over the course of several months, this team invented the character Archie McMarywood (inspired by the Great Squirrel Takeover of 4-1-2011) and developed the tasks, the graphics and all of the details of the game.