The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
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On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
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Help your monster live a healthy life.
Monster Heart Medic is an educational adventure game that explores the cardiovascular system and how it is affected by healthy living. Players are led through an interactive narrative where they must help diagnose a friendly, 3-eyed monster named Ragnar and help him on his path to a healthier life. Through hands-on tests, interactive simulators, achievement collection, discussions with health professionals, animated monster stories, and arcade games, players will learn about common cardiovascular conditions, diagnostic tests, and what steps can be taken to get and keep your cardiovascular system healthy.
Languages: English and Spanish
Topics: Heart, Health
OS: Apple, Android
Requirements: iPhone or iPad iOS 7+Android 4.4+
Monster Heart Medic was designed with the goals of players learning:
All of the health recommendations that players encounter in the game come from established sources, including the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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We do not collect any personal data with Monster Heart Medic. When you download and use Monster Heart Medic, we don’t require you to provide any data and we do not collect any information about you or your device.
Monster Heart Medic complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal data of any kind from users of any age.
Users may contact us via email if they have questions about Monster Heart Medic. We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.
This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.
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This game uses these sounds from freesound.org under the Creative Commons 3.0 License: “bubble (8)” by Glaneur de son “ploep3”, “ploep5”, and “ploep7” by Greencouch
Success by Grunz
This game uses these music loops from soundcloud.com and bensound.com under the Creative Commons 3.0 License: Title screen: “Funk Loop” by Bass Dispenser
Side Scroller Music: “Driving Funk loop C# 130” by mcoffman
Tutorial Loop and Background Music: “Solid Beat 1-4 Bars at 120 bpm” and “Funky Shuffle 1-8 Bars at 150bpm” by Looped
Finale Song: A shortened, looped version of “Retro Soul” by Bensound Royalty Free Music
Heartbeat sounds for the “Heart Beat Box” used with permission by Dr. Chris Cable, M.D. They can be found at “The Auscultation Assistant”
Monster Heart Medic uses the Manly Men free font for non-profit projects from blambot.com under Blambot’s Free Font License.
View Monster Heart Medic Technical Support. If you’re having issues with Monster Heart Medic or would like to report any bugs, e-mail us.
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