David Ward's Projects

Train Like An Astronaut

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May 15th, 2015

Astronauts may have difficulty adhering to exercise regimens at vigorous intensity levels during long space missions. Keeping up with exercise prescriptions is important for aerobic and musculoskeletal health during space missions and afterwards. A key impediment to maintaining intense levels of exercise is motivation. However, finding ways to motivate astronauts to be physically active at […]

Freaky Deaky Flashback

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April 27th, 2015

Flashback to 1969! Peace, love, and crime fighting through four games in one! Assume the role of an undercover FBI Agent, Daniel Jacobs… Freaky Deaky Flashback is a free-to-play game for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, and Amazon Kindle devices. In Freaky Deaky Flashback, you assume the role of an undercover FBI Agent, Daniel Jacobs, […]

Sparks of Eternity

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November 14th, 2014

Sparks of Eternity is a custom, collaboratively designed game between the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University and the Frankel Jewish Academy. The goal of the collaboration is to create a game that motivates students to be more engaged in the Academy’s rabbinic curriculum and further make use of the […]

Saving Magic

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October 28th, 2013

Dragons are stealing magic from the world and it is up to you to stop them! Climb ancient towers and free the magic back into the world. But be careful, you may end up finding a dragon on top of one of those tower… Help the Master Wizard prevent the dragons from stealing magic from the world. […]

Brain Powered Games Africa

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March 4th, 2013

Brain Powered Games Africa is a growing collection of digital games developed in the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University. Each game focuses on exercising one or more cognitive abilities, including attention, memory, language, visual/spatial functions, and executive functions. Working with MSU neurologists and psychiatrists, a version of Brain Powered […]

Driving Skills for Life

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October 10th, 2012

Driving Skills for Life provides players with real-world skills that will help them become better drivers on the road. The game is based on the live hands-on driving training events conducted by the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, but available to millions of young drivers around the world on the internet. Further, given the […]