Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pony Panic: Potential #Exergame

As the many naysayers continue to hammer the President's Council recent backing of# exergaming as a source of physical activity (see tweets below), its important to remember that its always in the way that you use these tools to achieve your intended outcomes.  At last year's GFH Europe Game Jam - this group pulled 50 hours together to create Pony Panic a game that is played on 2 laptops / computers where the two players are racing their ponies against each other. Once your ponies hit a time-warp / worm hole, you have to run to the other computer to complete the race. The further the distance = the more activity you get. Imagine all the obstacles and other ways you could set this game up (push-ups, jumping jacks, burpees...). It's in the way that you use it!

Audience Award at the Games 4 Health Game Jam 2011! The game was also showcased at the Games for Health Conference in Amsterdam!

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