Need some Help!

Hi there,

I am looking for some help getting in touch with a video game developer (or a few) who would be able to help a group of us with a project we are working on in a course related to our masters.

The project is an ‘active’ (think: nintendo wii) video game, designed for children aged 8-10 who have type one diabetes. The objective of the game is to facilitate healthy lifestyle management with respect to fitness and nutrition.

For those of you concerned with the specificity of the project, it is only a 4 month course so we really had to develop a focus. Hopefully with implementation a larger population would be reached.

Our group consists of 2 mechanical engineers, 1 biological engineer and 2 kinesiologists… none of whom have previous video game development experience.

We are simply looking for someone to provide advice and perspective related to game development, and really would appreciate any help we can get.

Thank you very much for your time!


Wow, that sounds like some sort of major project. Sounds like something great though. Will print this out and show it to my son. He has done some computer programming, not sure if he will be of much help or not, but will show him.

Denine…what about contacting other students at schools that teach that sort of thing…maybe Full Sail in FL? (Manny used to teach or work there…a possible resource.) There’s one in San Fran as well. Sounds like a great idea.

Thanks Al, we are actually lucky enough to have gotten in touch with one of the IT schools in our area, and are collaborating with some students there.
Please check out our website if you’d like to see where our product is going! Also, if you’d like to share it with anyone you think would be interested that would be great. I’m very new to this and can’t quite figure the site out yet.
Thanks again!

Thanks Elaine, I took your advice and we are now collaborating with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (we’re based out of Toronto). If you’d like to take a peek at what we’ve been working on so far, please visit our site (it’s very simple, just looking for some feedback).
Thanks again for the great advice,


Denine…very cool! Good luck to you and your team mates.

I spread the word to newsgroup Not many people there young enough to be interested in such games, but they may want to spread the word to their children and grandchildren.