Faculty Advisor

Gutierrez, Edward R.

Faculty Advisor

Moriarty, Brian J.

Faculty Advisor

Sheldon, Charles Lee


The goal of this project was to educate elementary and middle schoolers about environmental issues around the world. To accomplish this, we created a decision-based visual novel in Ren’Py. We focused on writing an engaging story with interactive components. In order to contribute to the audiences’ focus on the environment, the art style of the game included vibrant, painterly backgrounds with less detailed characters. We tested the story and game mechanics after completing a prototype of the game. Once we implemented this feedback, we tested again to ensure that players felt the game was engaging and that the decisions they made held importance.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019


Interactive Media and Game Development

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science