Fort Vancouverville Game for the “Grand Emporium of the West” App

CMDC students, Mark Van Tassel and Greg Philbrook, have been working to develop the web version of the game, Fort Vancouverville, for the Grand Emporium of the West app that Brett Oppegaard and I are developing for the NEH EDSITEment project. 6-8th graders playing the game will take on the personae of James, an apprentice blacksmith who is new to the fort, and learn about the hard work it took to survive in the mid 1800s at the Village. Here are some screen shots of the blacksmith shop and James’ home, the two locations in which the game takes place, that Mark created by hand for the project.

Greg taught himself javascripting so that he could code the project for the app. Today we were able to see a proof of concept of the game and work with Greg to fine tune the storyline.view of the blacksmith shop in the Fort Vancouverville Game

view of the home found in the Fort Vancouverville Game