Humans vs. Mosquitoes took the Gene Friend Recreation Center by storm at the second annual Come Out and Play San Francisco Festival December 1-2, 2012. The rainy conditions during the festival weekend required the game to move inside, but the COAP SF organizers did a great job of setting us up with a large open space in the rec center gym. We ran 3 sessions of the game with 10+ players each session including locals from San Francisco and gamers from around the country. We also unveiled the official card game version at the Come Out and Play San Francisco game exhibition at SOMA Arts.
The game was led by HvM designers Lien Tran and Eulani Labay with the assistance of Amy Findeiss and Kelly Tierney. Take a look at some awesome action shots thanks to Ida Benedetto.
AboutThis game was developed in Fall 2011 by a team of graduate students and faculty at Yale University and Parsons The New School for Design for the Red Cross Red Crescent to use in the field to educate children about vector borne diseases and climate change. This game showcases innovative teaching tools in the field. Playing the game will allow children and policy makers alike to understand and engage on an emotional level with complex and abstract concepts of climate change and disease transmission.
Humans vs. Mosquitoes by Clay Ewing, Lien Tran, Mohini Freya Dutta, Ben Norskov, Eulani Labay, Sophia Colantonio, Lauren Graham, Vanessa Lamers, and Kanchan Shrestha is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.