This past week, June 26th, I had the pleasure in running a playground demonstration at ISTE 2019. For my playground, I showcased the video game that my students developed and I want to make it available to those who regularly visit the site.
Whateverland is a game developed by neurodiverse students at the Rebecca School. In this game, you (the player) play as Whateverman. Whateverman must traverse the confusing world in front of him by making it to the highest point of each level. However, Whateverman will be confronted with built in bugs and slow mechanics that sometimes make it seem like he may make it to the next platform.
Please keep in mind, this confusion represents the confusion that my students traverse on a daily basis. Trying to make sense of their own world, let alone the world we want them to be a part of. Yet, they never quit when playing the game themselves.
Please enjoy Whateverland.
Left/Right Keys - Move
Space Bar - Jump
R - Restart Game