Stories From the Cores
Find out about some of the amazing stories we have learned from cores! Ice age megafloods! Dinosaur destruction! Life living under the seafloor!
Stories from the Core-sticker

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.

Die-nosaur

Die-nosaur!

What happened on Earth when dinosaurs, plankton and lots of other life went extinct?

“Ocean drilling means…getting samples from the ground to play back history to find out what happened.”  Age 14

Deep Dark Life 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

Accuracy
This game is based on current scientific data.  HOWEVER, we did add googly eyes to the microbes.

Mysteries of the Core game

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

PC and Mac versions can be downloaded here from STEAM.

For more information,  Drill Down Deeper about each of the core stories by clicking the links below.

What happened on Earth when dinosaurs, plankton and lots of other life went extinct? Find out the answers in the:

Stories From the Cores Dino Doomsday Drill Down Sheet

How are the characters in the deep dark life game like the real microbes that live under the seafloor?  Find out the answers in the:

Stories From the Cores Deep Dark Life Drill Down Sheet

WHEN AND WHERE WERE THE GLACIAL MEGAFLOODS? DID ANYONE SEE THE GLACIAL FLOODS DURING THE ICE AGE? Find out the answers in the:

Mysteries of the Core drill down sheet

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