Launching on campus

Citizen Sort is launching Forgotten Island and Happy Match on Syracuse University’s campus Monday the 24th! The event is in room 011, Hinds Hall. Stop by anytime between noon and 2:00 to demo the videogames, eat some food and take a look at Citizen Sort’s concept art, designs and planning.

For two years, students from almost all majors worked together to design these purposeful video games. Forgotten Island and Happy Match serve a greater purpose than just entertainment. By playing these games, users will help scientists classify photos they took in the field. The games incorporate these classification tasks with light exploring and evil robots.

Citizen Sort is a research project at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. The team has two main research goals, to help scientists with their classifications and to study how video games can make doing science fun.

The launch event at Syracuse University is a chance to celebrate extreme student talent for video games and for science. The event will also showcase the behind the scenes art and concept designs students drew by hand for two years to make Forgotten Island and Happy Match.

Not in Syracuse? Don’t worry! The event will be live-tweeted and photographed on our social media accounts @citizensort and facebook.com/citizensort2 The event also has a lot for the non-Syracuse resident. Citizen Sort will launch its new website on Monday and the real Happy Match game. Soon, Forgotten Island will go live and the different versions of Happy Match.

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