Digital Debris

Embodiment, digital games & technology in Education


INVADER: a GPS-based game of alien anthropology played on the streets of Vila Real.

The Mission: infiltrate a human population and gather anthropological reconnaissance data to inform the imminent full-scale invasion.

Do not, at any cost, alert the humans to your actions.

As I've received several requests from people wanting to try out this game with their students, I've now drawn up a pdf with step-by-step instructions and the accompanying game cards for printing. Drop me a line if you want to set up a game and I'll be happy to send you a copy and help out where I can.

A selection of the photos taken by students during the game.

An example of first-person video clips recorded and narrated by one student during the game.

Demarcated Invasion Zone drawn on Google Maps

Demarcated Invasion Zone drawn on Google Maps