Sprite’s Quest: Seedling Saga is the second of two 2D platformer games developed to introduce 7th and 8th graders to various concepts of physical and human geography. The game starts when a water sprite is surprised by a group of seedlings in its home cloud. The sprite decides to bring the seedlings back to their respective homes on Earth after it learns that the seedlings accidentally followed the sprite back to its cloud during its travels.
Students are taken to six different geographic locations re-imagined as 2D game terrain. Map and graph literacy questions, facts, and item collection create moments of explicit learning; the gaming component lets players move the sprite, jump, and use water powers and state change to alter the terrain and/or move forward in their quest. The intent is for students to gain experience with geographical features and relationships of real-world locations.