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Fire and Flora Card Game: Play a Role?

by megan on Jan. 24th, 2013 1 Comment

Interested in helping to shape a science-based game?

Fire and Flora Logo

Fire and Flora is a “serious” game about nature, ecology, and connections. In terms of gameplay, Fire and Flora is a close cousin of popular card games like Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh! However, unlike those games, this one is based on real life. More specifically, F&F is based on the ecology of Southern and Central California. Game cards represent real plants, places and events (e.g. Sagebrush, Henry Coe State Park, El Niño), and nature-related curiosities (e.g. Evil Squirrel, Pack Rat).

Students Playtesting the GameThe game is designed by Tim Handley, an ecologist-turned-educator. Tim recently contacted us, looking for opportunities to share his work and to make connections with families, gamers, and educators.

He’s seeking playtesters (ages 12+) to provide feedback and help polish the game design, and he’s seeking word-of-mouth to help in an upcoming Kickstarter funding campaign.

Anyone interested in playtesting may contact Tim directly by emailing unnumberedT@gmail.com. Anyone interested in helping with his word-of-mouth campaign may “like” the game on Facebook, and pass the word to their friends.

For more information, either visit the Fire and Flora homepage, or contact Tim directly at unnumberedT@gmail.com. And beware the Evil Squirrel!

One Comment So Far

  1. Austin on Jan. 30th, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    that’s cool

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