Scott Holzknecht's Projects


November 1st, 2015

“Isotopolis” is an exploratory game about the process of discovering rare isotopes. In the game, players accelerate particles and assemble new isotopes in the effort to complete the table of nuclides in a process inspired by what goes on a the nanoscopic level within a cyclotron. The game was developed in the Games for Entertainment […]


July 5th, 2015

With primary development of the research stimulus complete for the Train Like an Astronaut project, our development team used the end of the second year to experiment with the concept of creating a more game-like experience and exploring new virtual reality technology. The goal of the experiment was to build a proof-of-concept motivational exercise activity […]

Train Like An Astronaut

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 […]