Category Archives: Games with a Mission

BREAKAWAY From Gender Inequality

By Bianca Roa When I first toured Champlain College, I knew inherently that this was the type of environment I wanted to be a part of. One of the many reasons why is the college’s continuous efforts to creating a safe and open environment for all of the individuals in their community. A big way […]

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A Journey to South Africa Thanks To BREAKAWAY

By Christian Konczal Two months ago I was told to pack my bags because I was chosen to accompany the BREAKAWAY team on their journey across the globe. I was ecstatic. BREAKAWAY’s mission to help end violence against women and girls nationwide is a goal that is crucial and necessary. BREAKAWAY’s recent achievement at being […]

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BREAKAWAY ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST FOR 2016 WOMANITY AWARD: A Q&A with Hannah Marchitell

By Michael Goldman/Bianca Roa This past summer, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) was proud to receive a nomination for their game BREAKAWAY chosen as one of the top 20 international Information and Computing Technology (ICT) applications addressing violence against women and girls. This year on January 26th, the EMC was notified that they were one of four finalist for the Womanity award offered […]

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BREAKAWAY’s Journey

By Ann DeMarle As we turn to the holiday season, I’ve been reflecting on all of the travel we’ve done during holidays past due to our United Nations sponsored BREAKAWAY, the game initiative addressing violence against women and girls. It may be the EMC project mostly likely to be nominated as the soul of the […]

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The Games We Play

By Giuseppe Liquori I decided to explore what kind of games people enjoy and how they enjoy them, asking the EMC students and our social media following.  In a completely unscientific approach, a survey was sent out with various gaming related questions asking what kind of games you like and why. Contrary to your parents’ […]

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UNESCO and the EMC

by Giuseppe Liquori Burlington, VT – The EMC prides itself on creating games with a mission. BREAKAWAY’s goal is to prevent violence against women by reinforcing a message of gender equality to children and teens. Breath BioFeedback was a game designed to help children with Cystic Fibrosis with their breathing exercises. Continuing this theme, we […]

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THE EMC WALKS TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT LAURA’S MARCH

Burlington, VT – On September 12th, 2015, Oakledge Park was filled with friends of the late Laura Kate  Winterbottom as well as members of the Chittenden County community. Together they gathered on Laura’s birthday to prepare for the tenth anniversary of her 5 kilometer March. Organized by the LKW Memorial Fund, the event seeks to […]

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Summer and the EMC

by Giuseppe Liquori Burlington, VT– After a long, cold winter, it’s finally time for summer and a quick EMC update! After a short break at the end of the semester, EMC work resumed mid-May. Teams dove headfirst into their projects: The Enter the Cave team is in the midst of developing its game for a […]

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BREAKAWAY Member Mariana Speaks on the Impact of 2014 BREAKAWAY Camps in El Salvador

As an international undergraduate student from El Salvador studying in Burlington, Vermont, I never imagined that my 4000-kilometer journey north would bring me closer to, and enable me to positively influence change in, the youth of my nation. After the enthusiastic response from our partners, facilitators and camp participants during the first year of BREAKAWAY […]

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TBT – BREAKAWAY Team’s First Game Testing in St. Lucia 2009

  By Keeshawn Nicholson December 17, 2009 marks the day the BREAKAWAY team landed in the Caribbean island, St. Lucia, to do their first game testing. The renown free online game for ending violence against women had only one episode at the time, today it has thirteen. This trip marked the beginning of something great, a testing […]

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