11 January 2010
Posted in Press and Media
Learn American History While Playing Video Games at the Orlando Science Center
Conspiracy Code was developed by Florida Virtual School
Otronicon Presented by Full Sail University
WHO: An adventure game designed to teach a full course in American History, Conspiracy Code is available for guests to experience at the Orlando Science Center during Otronicon. Conspiracy Code is being developed hand in hand with K-12 teachers, and will be ultimately be available to all schools as an online course.
WHAT: During the game, players develop a deep understanding of American History by guiding characters through an espionage-themed adventure set in the near-future metropolis of fictional Coverton City.
WHEN: During Otronicon, January 15-18
10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday
WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando 32803
WHY: In the game you must build your knowledge of American History in order to stop a vast conspiracy that is threatening to erase and change the course of history. Conspiracy Code was developed by Florida Virtual School, a leader in developing and providing virtual K-12 education solutions to students all over Florida, the US and the world.
Located in Orlando, FLVS is a nationally recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards. FLVS was founded in 1997 and was the county's first state-wide Internet-based public high school. Learn more about Florida Virtual School by visiting www.flvs.net.
COST: Play the Conspiracy Code and hundreds of other video games with your admission to Otronicon, which is $17 for adults, $12 for kids (ages 3-11). Science Center members get free admission. Tickets also include access to four floors of videogames, simulators, workshops, competitions and more.
INFO: Call 407.514.2000 or visit www.otronicon.org. See the Conspiracy Code video on the “Time & Space” page of www.otronicon.org by clicking on the “Experiences” heading
WHAT IS OTRONICON? Otronicon is a celebration of interactive technology that uses video games and simulation to demonstrate the future of how we live, learn, work and play. The presenting sponsor of Otronicon is Full Sail University. More info on Full Sail is available at www.fullsail.edu.