|The Junior Advisory
Boards are made up of school children from various schools in different
During 2000, the Junior Advisory Boards were made up of thirteen children
from Cloverdale Primary School in Western Australia and eight children
from Roselands Primary School in the United Kingdom.
JAB members are pulled from classes to attend special sessions (cutting
school to play on computers?!!) where, together with parents, teachers
and our staff, they assess the suitability of story-line, dialogue,
character names, graphics and most importantly, game play.
Their ideas, opinions and reactions are all taken into account during
game development and members are encouraged to express themselves
on existing as well as new material.
||In March 2000,
our pedagogic consultant, Bronwyn McCormack flew to the UK with activities
and development ideas to be reviewed and enhanced by a select team
at Roselands. Her aim? To gain the international input that would
widen the appeal of the games. Since her return, contact has been
maintained with the Roselands children via the Internet.
We believe the fresh insights from JAB members were integral to our
ability to build better products. So being in touch and staying in
touch with different groups of children from different parts of the
world is an activity that we intend to continue for a long time to
For 2001, our Australian JABs are from Penrhos Junior School and Winthrop
Primary School, while those from Roselands continued as our UK