BCG Adventures

BCG Adventures

 

The VALIDATE Network is an international community of researchers working to accelerate the development of vaccines for tuberculosis (TB), leishmaniasis, melioidosis, and leprosy. As part of our BCG100 programme, marking the 100th anniversary of the BCG vaccine which protects against tuberculosis, we are developing a series of educational computer/video games called BCG Adventures. The games will be simple, browser-based, retro 2D and 3D computer games that aim to raise interest and awareness of vaccine development in general and TB and BCG in particular. Each game will use a different playing style and can only be completed by the player if they pass a final quiz.

Who are they for?

The games will be made available for free and online to anyone who wishes to play them. They will be both fun and informative for people of all ages but are specifically aimed at UK Key Stage 3 students (aged 11-14). We also hope to provide teachers with a fun and engaging tool to help communicate concepts of vaccinology and think the games could be a useful tool for researchers who take part in science festivals and career fairs.

How do I play the games?

You can play the test games on the VALIDATE Website by clicking below. Please remember to complete our feedback forms.

Albert and Camille’s Little Lille Adventure is an exploration and adventure game in which you navigate characters around a map of occupied Lille in 1917. Players take the part of both Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin and interact with Lille's citizens to obtain the necessary supplies for their important vaccine research. As the player collects each item, they will learn about the methods used to create BCG, and how vaccines work.

Vaccine Delivery Adventure is a classic side-scrolling action game where a healthcare worker has to overcome the challenges of delivering vaccines worldwide. As you deliver the vaccine in different locations you learn more and more about the BCG vaccine and the challenges of protecting com munities against tuberculosis.

Little Lille Adventure
Vaccine Delivery Adventure

 

Mac users

We use the website itch.io and we have had some issues getting the games to work on Apple Macs. We hope to resolve this soon...

Help us spread the word - Materials for social media

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Albert and Camille's Little Lille Adventure

Right-click the images and select "Save image as".

 

Vaccine Delivery Adventure 

Right-click the images and select "Save image as".

 

 

Note: The gifs might not display well on this website but work fine once downloaded and used on other social media and other websites.

 

Little Lille Adventure

Download Little Lille Adventure Gif 1 (right click and Save link as). 

 Download Little Lille Adventure Gif 2 (right click and Save link as).

 

Vaccine Delivery Adventure gif

Download Vaccine Delivery Adventure Gif 1 (right click and Save link as).

Download Vaccine Delivery Adventure Gif 2 (right click and Save link as).

 

Download the Games

You can download the zip files by clicking below. Extract the files to a separate folder and click the games' .exe file.

Little Lille Adventure V1 (WIN).zip

  • Once extracted, select "Albert and Camille’s Little Lille Adventure.exe"

Vaccine Deliery Adventure V1 (WIN).zip

  • Once extracted, select "Vaccine Delivery.exe" (in the "Build" folder)

 

Embed the Games

You can embed the games on your own website.  The embed HTML code can be found for each game below.

Little Lille Adventure

Copy the code below and past in your websites source code.

<iframe frameborder="0" src="https://www.validate-network.org/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://itch.io/embed-upload/4134347?color=333333">https://itch.io/embed-upload/4134347?color=333333" allowfullscreen="" width="960" height="620"><a href="https://www.validate-network.org/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://validate-network.itch.io/bcg100-lille">https://validate-network.itch.io/bcg100-lille">Play Albert and Camille's Little Lille Adventure - BETA on itch.io</a></iframe>

Vaccine Delivery Adventure

Copy the code below and past in your websites source code.

<iframe frameborder="0" src="https://www.validate-network.org/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://itch.io/embed-upload/4165450?color=333333">https://itch.io/embed-upload/4165450?color=333333" allowfullscreen="" width="960" height="680"><a href="https://www.validate-network.org/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://validate-network.itch.io/vaccine-delivery-adventure">https://validate-network.itch.io/vaccine-delivery-adventure">Play Vaccine Delivery Adventure on itch.io</a></iframe>

 

VALIDATE needs your help getting the word out about BCG Adventures. We have created some messaging below for emails and social media that you are free to use to help us spread the word. These are only suggestions and we recommend you tailor the messaging to your own audience and add your own thoughts about the project. You can include the gifs, screen shot and posters from above to help spread the word.

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Long Form (email and Facebook etc)

Travel back to 1917 and explore a war-torn city to help invent a lifesaving vaccine, then return to the modern world and avoid killer traffic, deadly rivers and dangerous dogs to deliver vaccines to the communities that need it. The VALIDATE Network, a global community of vaccine researchers, has just released the first versions of its BCG Adventures computer games and you can play them online, for free, right now!

These games are an open resource to help researchers and teachers engage young people with the science of vaccines, so please do share them with your students, friends and outreach audiences! Not only do these games help communicate concepts of immunology and vaccine development, they are also great fun!

Two games have been released:

Albert and Camille’s Little Lille Adventure is an exploration and adventure game in which you help Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin explore occupied Lille in 1917 and gather the supplies they need to create the BCG vaccine (whilst avoiding unfriendly soldiers) - www.validate-network.org/little-lille-test

 

In Vaccine Delivery Adventure you play a healthcare worker trying to overcome the challenges of delivering the BCG vaccine in increasingly more difficult environments – can you deliver the vaccines in time? - www.validate-network.org/vaccine-delivery-test

Our games are in beta version, so please help us improve them by letting us know what you think using the quick and easy feedback forms. And if you enjoy them, please spread the word!

 

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For Linkedin

Go back to 1917 and explore a war-torn city to help invent a lifesaving vaccine, then return to the present and avoid traffic, rivers, and dangerous dogs to deliver vaccines to the communities that need it. The VALIDATE Network has just released the first versions of its BCG Adventures computer games and you can play them online, for free, right now! - https://lnkd.in/ghC6T8f

These games are an open resource to help VALIDATE members, researchers and teachers engage young people with the science of vaccines, so please do share them with your students, friends, and outreach audiences! Not only do these games help communicate concepts of immunology and vaccine development they are also great fun!

In Albert and Camille’s Little Lille Adventure you help Drs Calmette and Guérin explore occupied Lille in 1917 and gather the supplies they need to create the BCG vaccine (whilst avoiding unfriendly soldiers).

In Vaccine Delivery Adventure you must overcome the challenges of delivering the BCG vaccine in increasingly more difficult environments. -

The games are in beta version, so please help improve them by letting VALIDATE know what you think using the quick and easy feedback forms. And if you enjoy them, please spread the word!
#science #students #bcg #vaccines

 

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Suggested Tweets

  • Explore a war-torn city to help invent a lifesaving vaccine. Avoid traffic, rivers and dogs to deliver vaccines to the communities that need them. Play @NetworkValidate's BCG Adventure educational computer games, for free and online now! www.validate-network.org/bcg-adventures 

 

  • The VALIDATE Network (@NetworkValidate) has been busy developing BCG Adventures, a series of fun educational computer games to help communicate science, vaccinology, and immunology to young people. You can play the test versions today: www.validate-network.org/bcg-adventures #BCG100

 

  • I just played Albert and Camille’s Little Lille Adventure by @NetworkValidate. It's a fun educational game in which you explore Lille in 1917 and help Calmette and Guérin create the #BCG Vaccine for #tuberculosis. Play the test version now - www.validate-network.org/little-lille-test  #BCG100

 

  • I played Vaccine Delivery Adventure by @NetworkValidate, a classic side-scrolling action game where you play a healthcare worker delivering the BCG vaccine. Learn about #BCG and #tuberculposis in a unique and fun way. Play the test version now: www.validate-network.org/vaccine-delivery-test #BCG100