ENCLOSED This serious game was developed in partnership with Videotel and Mines Rescue Marines, leaders in maritime safety training and enclosed spaces training. ENCLOSED became part of their safety training programs to reinforce the importance of proper protocol in emergency situations.
LIFE SAVING Ships contain many enclosed spaces that can become extreme, dangerous environments for seafarers, due to imperceptible changes in atmospheric conditions. Rigorous safety training is used to minimise fatalities but traditional training often lacked the power to engage the learner. The worst case scenario seems a faraway possibility; apathy led to a lack of appreciation for the importance of safety training. Figures showed that in 60% of cases, would be rescuers also died while trying to save a fallen comrade. The need for an immersive, effective training program was all too obvious.
ENCLOSED Learners train under high levels of stress, making correct protocol instinctive when an emergency situation occurs. Tasks are timed to heighten urgency and evoke honest responses; they challenge the learners instincts and emotions. While a game, outcomes of the learners actions represent the real consequences that can result in straying from safety training and emergency protocol.
GAME MECHANICS First person perspective and a believable narrative heightens the meaning and deepens learning. Fatal outcomes evoke an emotional response within the learner, heightening their understanding of it's importance. This understanding of responsibility and knowledge of protocol minimises life loss.
FUTURE APPLICATIONS There are many occupations where failing to follow correct protocol and training can cause fatalities and serious injuries. Using games in training effectively teaches learners the importance of their training. The consequences of not following training in games, such as ENCLOSED, leads to fatalities as it would in a real life scenario. If a learner is taught to really appreciate this fact, fatalities can be minimised, making even the most dangerous working environments a safer place to be.
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