A new Android Game has been created by two Level 3 Games Technology students, Sam Baverstock and Claire Langton-Goh in collaboration with Nottingham Mencap.
The game ‘Cyber Safe’ is a free interactive experience designed for vulnerable people with learning disabilities learning about how to stay safe online.
Using a simulated social messenger environment, players are guided on safe reaction practices to potential real-world example scenarios individuals may face.
“The collaboration was forged when Sam and Claire volunteered for an Industry Work Placement as part of the T Level Pilot. Despite the entire project being executed remotely, Sam and Claire have delivered a valuable product for the client. Their professionalism and commitment have been outstanding”. Lucy Greaves, Work Placement Manager.
Working with Mencap has been a great experience for our students who had to adapt to a new working due to the pandemic outbreak.
“Working with Claire, Confetti, and Mencap has been fantastic, and I am very proud of what we have been able to produce. This project was a first for me in terms of working in a team and working with a client. The skills and experience I have gathered on this project will be instrumental in the future, and I am grateful to have been able to be a part of this project”. Sam Baverstock
“I found it challenging working on this project during the pandemic through online collaboration only. However, in a team of two and effective communication, we managed to put together a visually engaging application which met our clients’ expectations. Working for the Mencap charity allowed me to give something back through creative means, to raise awareness of online issues and help guide younger people to stay safe online”. Claire Langton-Goh
The launch of the app marks not just a great moment for our students, but it will also benefit the charity throughout their work with vulnerable people.
“We are delighted with the game produced. It allows vulnerable people to make choices around different online scenarios in which people might be attempting to exploit or bully people with learning disabilities. It has been an absolute pleasure for Nottingham Mencap to work on the creation, design and development of this game by two talented and dedicated Confetti students. We hope to continue working with Confetti in the future”. Karen Aspley, Nottingham Mencap.