Killer Snails Goes to Camp

 Teacher educator Rycki Waldeck watches as campers discuss their strategy for building biomes.

Teacher educator Rycki Waldeck watches as campers discuss their strategy for building biomes.

The summer heat isn’t slowing down team Killer Snails! This week we traveled to the Flat Rock Brook Camp in New Jersey. We met head counselor, teacher educator and super-mom Rycki Waldeck at MineFaire a few weeks back and she thought that Biome Builder would be the perfect companion to the "wild watersheds" themed week of camp.

Campers launched into game play, building thriving biomes and connecting the wild card “rain” to the growth of flourishing ecosystems. Game play also ignited a host of conversations around how healthy watersheds sustain plant and animal life. 

 (front) Campers quickly master Biome Builder and (back) get a sneak peek at Scuba Adventures.

(front) Campers quickly master Biome Builder and (back) get a sneak peek at Scuba Adventures.

Lead developer Christopher shared Killer Snails' latest Virtual Reality game, Scuba Adventure. In this underwater adventure, players raced to tag organisms across different trophic levels each with their own point value. Some campers scored in the tens of thousands by the end of game play and everyone was excited to hear that they could play again when Scuba Adventures launches this September for Oculus Go, iOS, and Android users.

Campers weren’t the only ones in for surprising science discovery. When team Killer Snails arrived at Flat Rock Brook Camp a beautiful monarch larva was preparing to pupate. Within mere minutes we watched as the larva transformed from a black, yellow, and white striped caterpillar into an emerald colored pupa!

 Now you see it....

Now you see it....

 ...now you don't!

...now you don't!

The next couple of weeks are going to be busy in Killer Snails Land as we prepare to launch Scuba Adventures on three different VR platforms this September, continue to playtest our upcoming VR adventure BioDive, and prepare to receive yet another shipment of our inaugural tabletop game Assassins of the Sea that is officially out of stock!