Factsheet

Developer:
Hazard Ridge
Based in Lexington, KY

Founding date:
September 1, 2013

Website:
hazardridge.supersoul.co

Press / Business Contact:
hazardridge@supersoul.co

Social:
twitter.com/SuperSoulStudio
facebook.com/SuperSoulStudio
twitter.com/SCAHIP
www.facebook.com/SCAHIP/

Releases:

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

Play the game. Buy a helmet. Save a life.

History

What is Hazard Ridge?

Hazard Ridge is an attempt to use serious gaming to help combat the rise in farm related accidents occuring with teens in Kentucky. The game was created in partnership with the University of Kentucky School of Public Safety, the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) and the games company Super Soul. The game was made using the study on the Economics of Prevention.

Does it work?

Hazard Ridge has been a test case for using educational simulations and serious gaming in the classroom to teach safety concepts. As cataloged in the paper "Hazard Ridge: A Serious Gaming Intervention for Preventing Injury to Rural Farm Youth” by Joan M. Mazur Ph.D. around 23,100 children and adolescents are injured on farms each year, with around 5,800 due to farm work. Pre-post testing showed significant improvement in knownledge of the economics of farm safety, and serious gaming solutions have proven more compelling for students than previously used simulations and cost tools.

Videos

Hazard Ridge Trailer YouTube

Images

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There are far more images available for Hazard Ridge, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Selected Articles

  • "The final game design is a compelling, intriguing courthouse exploration that allows the user to locate and store various clues to piece together Brad's sorty and the social, psychological, and economic effects of his injury on his family and the community."
    - Dr. Joan Mazur,

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

John Meister
Game designer, Founder Super Soul

Dr. Joan Mazur
Professor of Instructional Systems Design in the University of Kentucky Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Contact

Inquiries
john@supersoul.co

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