LTU MSC students develop an iPad interactive video game for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Journey for Freedom is an educational interactive video game for kids that are based on the historical facts of the Underground Railroad. The intention of Journey for Freedom is to allow children become familiar with the history of the Underground Railroad in an amusing and interactive fashion that will provide an effective learning environment. Instead of making them just read the story, options are given for the kids in the story so that they make decisions along the way to achieving freedom. The iPad app is developed for Charles H. Wright Museum of African and American History in Detroit, MI, which is the largest institution in The World dedicated to the African American experience, and offers a comprehensive experience of learning the history of African Americans. Journey for Freedom iPad application will be played by hundreds of kids every month in the discovery room of the Museum. A web-based version of the game that runs on PC is available here.
The students who developed the app are Rajasree Himabindu Neela, Hadi Al Gareshah, Prathibha Billapati, Sandhya Kommineni. Tyler Trombley, an English student, assisted with writing the game story.