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Sepsis (Educational Game)

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Hey, give it a chance! This game doesn't involve blowing up buildings or zombie massacres, it is ION's step into the realm of "serious games" for education. Imagine being stuck in class, listening to the dull rantings of a professor. Now imagine being able to learn in a more interactive and fun way, at your own pace, and this is where ION and "serious games" hybridize to create fun, educational, interactive experiences.

A patient has just been admitted in the E.R. with symptoms of Septicemia (sepsis). Septicemia is the result of bacteria invading the blood (bacteremia). Presently there are 3 types of bacteria threatening the patient's survival. If you don't destroy them all they will eventually cause septic shock and multiple organ failure by lowering the patient's blood pressure. It is up to you to assume the role of one of the body's white blood cells, a macrophage. You must defend the blood components by phagocytizing (engulfing) all of these invaders!

Other ION work: www.ionmedicaldesigns.com

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Really innovative and fantastic little game. Loved the flashcards, and nice use of the "power-ups", especially the "A-Bombs". Nice engine that could be repurposed for just about any subject matter with negative/ positive elements like you have developed here.


i have seen so many games just like this... and u totaly fing pulled it off dude. congrats Have a cookie.

Good job

Educational, fun, but most of all good and addictive.

Reminds me of my Physiology class

If you up the ante in terms of difficulty for the questions, this could be a fun tool for nursing students and the such. Even now, though, it is a pretty fun way to teach the basics.


I thought this game was very well done. I actually learnt a lot while playing the game about stuff that i previously had no clue about and the main part that helped me learn was the flash cards in between levels. I thought the designs of all the organisms were great and colorful. Overall a very fun game.


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4.58 / 5.00

Jun 5, 2007
9:40 PM EDT