What’s going on at triad

A Game-Based Tool to Combat Dating Violence

Triad is proud to be working on a game-based initiative to help curb teen dating violence. This game-based program will target youth and will be made available for use with cohorts of users in schools and as a stand-alone tool for teens and young adults. Game-based learning is an effective medium for engaging students in serious topics, and we are eager to leverage its utility for this project.

In essence, this game-based program will provide youth with knowledge and strategies for recognizing positive and negative behavior in forming relationships. Ideally this will empower them to build healthy relationships, not perpetrate violence, and disengage from relationships where they are victimized. 

We are working with globally recognized researchers for this project, including Dr. Dorothy Espelage of the University of Florida. As we release additional details, we’ll update with new blog posts related to this project.

Triad Develops a Radon Awareness Game

Rusty Vs. Radon - Triad Interactive Media Radon Awareness Game

Triad just finished up creating the first levels of a game to combat the dangerous home toxin radon. The game was developed with curriculum leads and  researchers at the University of North Dakota and was, in part, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The tool will eventually become part of a national campaign to reduce the number of radon deaths each year.

Dangerous levels of radon is present in 1 out if 15 homes and should be mitigated. It is the number 2 cause of lung cancer after smoking and is the most dangerous of all indoor toxins.

To empower players to gain awareness of radon and its dangers, we have built an addictive diesel-punk theme game, which is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Both youth and adults will enjoy following our hero Rusty to combat radon!

Triad Makes Onboarding Game for HR Training

Triad Interactive Media Produces Board Game for Human Resources Training

Triad recently created an engaging, robust board game for one of the largest banking agencies in the nation. Why a board game for banking? Well, this particular solution was developed as a Human Resources tool for new employee onboarding. New hires play with management in small groups with a company facilitator to learn more about how the banking industry works so that even those who work in data entry or revive customers when they walk in the door better understand how the entire system works.

If you haven’t yet heard how games are impacting the area of Human Resources, check out this article.

Serious Games for Training and Learning

Triad Interactive Media creates serious games for training and learning, having developed solutions for K-12, higher education, corporations, and government. We are pioneers in serious games design and development and have built serious games solutions for education, business development, and training. We have won national and international awards for our games—e.g., CODiE for Best Educational Game; however, we are most proud of the way we engage learners. Let Triad work with your organization to build games or interactive training solutions that align with your training or learning goals. Contact Us to begin the conversation.

View a video demo for one of our upcoming games, Far-Plane. Far-Plane is a Leadership training game developed for the Center for Creative Leadership.

Which Word? 2.0 Now in the iTunes App Store

The latest version of our confusing words app, Which Word?, is now available in the Apple App Store. Updates to the app include the addition of new word pairs and a new quiz function for users to test skills on confusing word pairs! Description: English has dozens of words that speakers and writers often confuse because the rules governing them are odd or because the words sound alike. For example, when should you use whom instead of who, or lie instead of lay? What’s the difference between principle and principal, or capital and capitol? Using the wrong word can undermine your credibility and prove embarrassing in social and professional settings. To ensure that you use proper English, you should consult the app WhichWord, which contains short and clear explanations of when to use over-confusing words in English. Get Which Word? 2.0

New Web Site Ready for PlatinuMath Math Professional Development for K-8 Teachers

Our new PlatinuMath Web site is active and ready to go!! Check it out if you haven’t yet (Access Here). Continue reading below if you want to get a quick idea of what the product is and who it’s designed for.

PlatinuMath is a suite of math games packaged within a comprehensive professional development toolkit for preservice and practicing K-8 teachers. There is also a student version available for teachers who have trained with the product.

PlatinuMath is a comprehensive math learning program featuring a spellbounding steampunk adventure narrative AND fun & addictive math learning games! But that’s just the beginning… For future and practicing teachers, the product provides a comprehensive learning experience for brushing up on math skills and becoming more comfortable using gaming in the classroom. The product also features classroom learning resources and lesson planning tools to help supercharge math learning in the classroom. PlatinuMath provides:

  • Math Learning Professional Development for K-8 Teachers
  • Mapping to Common Core & State Standards
  • Games with Differentiated Learning (6 Levels of Difficulty)
  • Teacher Resources for Blended Learning & Lesson Planning
  • Student Versions for Grades 4-8 & Developmental Students

PlatinuMath for K-8 Teachers & Students