PeaceMaker

Gamifi-ed Score: 18
PeaceMaker is a serious game where you play as either government officials from Palestine, or Israel. Then, you make the discussions that decides whether your country fails or prospers.

http://www.peacemakergame.com
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Browser Based

Summary of Evaluation


Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
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Student
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Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
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Educator
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Problem Solving
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Purpose
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Player Freedom
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Narrative Context
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Game Play
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Organization/ Problem Solving
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Motivation
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Engagement Level
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Real-World Connections
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Collaboration
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Teamwork
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Scaffolding and mastery
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Creativity
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Feedback
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Utility


Educator Review(s)

Reviewer: Colin Osterhout @costerhout
Date: 3/7/2014
Rating:
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I really enjoyed this game! I thought of myself as someone who understood some of the roots of conflict in Israel / the Middle East in general but this game did a really good job of allowing me to explore the pressures from all sides that a leader in this situation is under. There's no right or wrong answer; you have to please all sides in order to foster peace within the region. Overall I give this game a "Rockstar!" because of the importance of the material and the ease at which they convey the difficult choices that a leader in the Middle East faces every day.



Student Review(s)


Student instructions: Please write your review below, include each of the 7 points we're using as well as any other factors that should be considered. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If one student writes the review, use your wiki userid.

This is one of my favorite serious games that I have played. You get to see what it is like to be a government official in the Middle East. You have to solve several problems that your country faces. You call the shots in this game, whatever you choose to do is what is done, there is a lot of player freedom in Peace Maker.This game is very fun to play, and the game play is not to complex to play. There is pretty strong motivation, the lives of millions of people are in your hands, so that motivates you to make the right choices. This game has a very strong connection to the real world, it shows what life is like in the Middle East. There really is not much teamwork involved in the game. You are kind of on your own making all of the decisions. The game is pretty creative, some of the scenarios you are put in are very creative. I highly recommend this game. -campbell2017 2/25/14



Resources


Resource instructions: Include helpful resources for getting started with this game including download links and help files. If you have any lesson plans or other materials to help others teach with this game, please join the wiki and add them.


I have put the download link for the game at the top of this wiki. Here is another link to a page where you can download the game, and it also has screenshots and information about the game Download and info page. There is also a wikipedia page for the game, with lots of helpful information wikipedia page. There is also a site where you can read up on the game, and leave reviews on the game Games for change. There is also a page about the game on NBC's site. It tells all about how the game is a game to promote peace NBC. Fetzer institute also made a page on the game Fetzer institute.



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Game Mechanics and Player Types


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Player Type(s) this game appeals to:
This game appeals to gamers who like to be in control. It will also appeal to gamers who are good at problem solving. This game will also appeal to gamers who like to receive achievemetns and level up.

Game Mechanic Construct
Included in this game?
If included, an explanation of how.
Achievements
Yes
Throughout the game you progress through milestones depending on your ability to keep the peace between the different sides.
Appointments
No

Behavioral Momentum
Yes
I found that a cycle of game actions provided the greatest success and stuck with them.
Blissful Productivity
No

Bonuses
No

Cascading Information Theory
Yes
For each action that you take you can elicit different points of view from different political positions. These expand on your knowledge.
Combos
No

Community Collaboration
No

Countdown
No

Discovery
No

Epic Meaning
Yes
The Middle East is a rich tableau of cultures and history. Playing games such as this helps you to understand some of the roots of conflict and allows you to easier follow along with current events in the media.
Free Lunch
No

Infinite Gameplay
No

Levels
No

Loss Aversion
Yes
Doing poorly, or "losing" in the game means that violence increases in the region, and therefore everyone loses.
Lottery
No

Ownership
No

Points
Yes
There is a current approval rating displayed for both the Israeli and the Palestinian peoples.
Progression
No

Quests
No

Reward Schedules
No

Status
No

Urgent Optimism
Yes
I played for about an hour all total. Even when I was not doing so well I felt like I could bring back both sides from the brink of widespread violence.
Virality
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Screenshots



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