The second game created as a final project by students in BIOL 1300 Intro to Scientific Reseaarch was called “DX – Diagnosis”. This medical mystery game was created by team members Brianna Schuck, Rachel Walter, Elise Hager, Jared Cramer, Kim Morton, and Kirk Leverton.
DX is a multiplayer game that pits teams against each other to diagnose diseases and prescribe appropriate treatments. Each player of each team has to earn their medical license and keep it up to date to play a part in the game. Students can earn money to purchase clues for making their diagnoses as they answer questions and move around the board.
All students in the class played the three games and rated them on their playability, their conformance to the expected specifications, and their inclusion of elements from the course – use of inductive and deductive logic, cause and effect, repetitive use of the question-test-analysis cycle, and so forth. Students rated it highest in the science content of this game. They were particularly impressed with the quality of the game board and sophistication of thought that went into the game design. It was felt this could become a great game for helping prepare future doctors and nurses through an interactive and fun game. Congratulations to these students for creating such an attractive and engaging game.