Will Jordan-Cooley

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January 16, 2018

I designed TIme Zone X and managed its production while an employee at BrainPOP. Since then, I've been working as a freelancer for BrainPOP, producing more content and working on an update for the game. Here's a link to play and below is a short paper submitted to the...

August 10, 2017

While a graduate student at Columbia, I was employed as a game designer on several NSF grant-funded projects with the POLAR group. These folks created several tools to teach about climate change and its affect on Polar ecosystems. I was thrilled at the opportunity to w...

April 27, 2017

While I’m Away was made for the 2017 Climate Change Game Jam at Wilfred Laurier University in Toronto, CA.

The BrainPOP team, participating from the NYU Game Center in Brooklyn, NY, was:

Michael “MKG” Gi

Steve Zhengbin Ji

Will Jordan-Cooley

Kevin Miklasz
Scott Price

While...

February 17, 2017

The United States has a President that doesn't seem to value speaking the truth or believe that it's necessary for him to run the country. Being truthful certainly wasn't necessary for him to be elected. Politifact rated 70% of Donald Trump's rated public statements as...

January 12, 2017

I'm thinking more and more about the language learning that can take place within a conversation via a messaging app, especially when augmented by Google Translate. I started writing about this in a previous post and I'm going to add a few more thoughts here.

I've bee...

October 12, 2016

I'm currently living in Spain and trying to learn the language so I'm thinking a lot about language learning and apps/games that would help. This is more of a musings piece - just quickly jotting down some ideas that have been floating around.

Location-based language...

September 8, 2016

A platform for benign, exciting or important questions from sports, politics, or anything else. Make your claim and see what your friends think.


Fostering simple and directed exploration of the world’s big questions.
 

Answer a question - often a simple yes or no but so...

August 15, 2016

Food Fight was my first published game! Food Fight is a two-player game about ecosystems. Players take turns introducing animals of different species into an ecosystem managed by a simple population dynamics model. The object of the game is to keep the population of yo...

July 15, 2016

Discover the biological rhythms of the body. See the pulsing effects of everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the drugs we ingest and produce.

The objective of the game is maintain homeostasis and desirable mental and emotional states for the in-game...

March 10, 2016

I participated in the Global Game Jam 2016 with a group of students from Virginia Commonwealth University's Communication Arts program. We had 48 hours, from Friday night to Sunday night, to make a game about "ritual."
 

We created a game called Awaken which you can pla...

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