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Character Development and Storytelling for Games, Second Edition by Lee Sheldon

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BALANCE

Upon arriving in academia in 2006, I was immediately enlisted as a co-principal investigator on a virtual world that was already up and running. Quest Atlantis, funded by multiple grants from the MacArthur Foundation, is today being maintained as part of the Atlantis Remixed Project with additional funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Quest Atlantis was originally designed to teach social responsibility and environmental awareness to fourth through sixth graders (see Figure 21.1). I see that today the age range is listed as 9–15.

Figure 21.1Quest Atlantis: Pedagogy and storytelling out of balance.

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