Stories from the Cores contains three entertaining and educational video games in which players analyze evidence from under the ocean floor to unlock dramatic stories.
“It’s like a fun game and you can learn from it.” Age 12
PC and Mac versions of the games are now available on STEAM, the largest digital distribution platform for games.
Watch this trailer to see what the games are like. Scroll down to learn more about the science behind each game.
Deep Dark Life
How are microbes able to live inside rocks hundreds of feet below the sea floor?
“I never thought of microbes at the bottom of the sea. I thought it was a dark place with nothing going on.” Age 40s
“It’s a colorful, interesting story, connected to what science is finding out.” Age 40s
This game is based on current scientific data. HOWEVER, we did add googly eyes to the microbes.
Mysteries of the Core
Why are bits of land plants found in cores drilled from under the sea floor far from shore?
“This would be cool for a science teacher to use as an assignment and test the kids after.” Age 16
“I liked the interactivity, there were thought-provoking questions, which I liked. The multiple choices made me think, but the answer was not too impossible to find.” Age14