William Jeffery's Projects

Dream Racer

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April 20th, 2017

The roar of the engine, the thrill of the chase, you can smell first place but it is just out of reach! If only you weren’t driving such a junker… You’ll need to manage your finances as you hit the racing circuit, gain sponsorships, sell old racers, and pick out parts and upgrades to build […]

Reach Higher

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December 11th, 2015

Help Sparty grab as many cotton tufts and roses as he can before the big game! Jump across platforms, compete for the National Championship highscore and “Reach Higher” in this new holiday action game from the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab! How to Play: Jump between the platforms! Don’t fall off the bottom of […]

Isotopolis

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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 […]

SpaceFun

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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

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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 […]

Grumpy Snowmen

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January 13th, 2015

Across MSU campus, rival Big Ten schools have set up snow forts populated with Grumpy Snowmen. Help Sparty rid campus of these pesky snowmen in this whimsical game! Grumpy Snowmen is easy-to-learn, but challenging to master. How to Play: Click and Hold on Sparty Dag to Aim Release to Throw! Game Development Team: Brian Winn: Programming, […]

CyberPartners

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October 22nd, 2014

THE DESIGN OF A SOFTWARE-GENERATED WORKOUT PARTNER TO BOOST MOTIVATION IN EXERGAMING Background Recent research has shown that exercising with a more capable partner where one’s performance is indispensable to the group (referred to as the Köhler motivation gain effect) leads to greater effort in partnered exergame play. Objective Based on positive results with young […]

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 […]