As a final year project at Swinburne University, 80 Digital Media Design students, 8 lecturers and 15 Mentors with Aspergers Syndrome are spending 25,000 hours developing a series of online computer games to raise awareness about Aspergers.
The objective of the project is ‘therapy for Neurotypicals’ (people without autism) which will be achieved through the creation of a cool, fun and supportive resource, allowing the player to experience unique Aspie perspectives.
By creating your Aspinaut avatar, you may visit the Aspergion Galaxy, containing 10 wonderful Aspie worlds. Aspergion also contians three challenge planets where you will learn useful tips about how to interact with people on the Autism Spectrum, that you can apply in the real world.
The games will be accessible at www.aspergion.com
We recently received the top prize in the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards for our work developing games for severely autistic children.
Other things that we have built:
http://www.swinburne.edu.au/design/gallery (search in multimedia)
If you are interested in being involved please email me:
James Marshall, MA
Coordinator, Multimedia Design, Swinburne University of Technology