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Superherolympics: Unleashing the superpowers hidden inside all of us

Project by 
Mariana Duprat & Seth Trudeau
Project Year 
2015
Superherolympics is a multi-player massive-scale board game designed for early adolescent “Third Culture Kids” who are navigating different cultures in their home life and in their world at large. Players create their own unique superhero identities that give them a sense of empowerment and benevolence, and then they are matched together in dynamic pairings to complete mini-game missions together. By engaging in low-stakes, fast, and frequent collaboration with others, they are able to develop their collaborative and cooperative skills while also practicing different forms of self-presentation, through the safe abstraction of their superheroes.