“GALXYZ”: Narrative and Educational Game Design


Cinematic Art by Michelle Sanford Concept Art by Barry Prioste and Igor Liner


“Galxyz” is an interactive, innovative, narrative-driven, educational mobile game designed to to teach elementary school students the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/107433959″>Galxyz Launch Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user20837283″>Galxyz.com</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


Concept and Cinematic Art by Michelle Sanford


As one of two narrative designers and educational video writers, my contributions included:

  • Establishing the voice and tone of the narrative.
  • Designing interactive educational features.
  • Weaving stories around science content lessons and educational games.
  • Partnering with artists and designers to create 9 levels, 4 worlds and a dozen original characters.
  • Writing cutscenes/cinematics
  • Establishing voice/tone of educational videos, as well as penning over 15 original scripts.
  • Working with curriculum writers, game designers and programmers to create educational games that both teach concepts and are integrated into the narrative.

You can pay the Beta here:



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