ABOVE WATER: Extending the Play Space for Health

Rina R. Wehbe, Diane K. Watson, Gustavo F. Tondello, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. ABOVE WATER: Extending the Play Space for Health. In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - ISS '16. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. ACM. doi:10.1145/2992154.2996882


ABOVE WATER is a game that disseminates information about Clinical Anxiety Disorders, particularly Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. This game focuses on teaching players about treatments as well as providing a safe space for discussion of personal experiences. This game focuses on using the physical world (physical space, physical and tangible cards) and the digital world (accessible by any phone or tablet with a modern web browser) as part of its gameplay.