The idea of creating gamified solutions for ill children have been in my mind for many years. We started to give it more structure in the spring of 2016, talked with a lot of medical professionals and tried to understand the needs of patients better.
I formed a small team of specialists in the summer of 2016, consisting of Kaarel Susi who was responsible for the artistic side and Kadri Haljas who handled the research side of the project. We had nice progress at first but because of huge creative and personal differences the team split.
In the summer of 2017 a new team was formed. We also decided to continue the development as open source and host our source code publicly at GitHub.
Gamification and Research
We have worked on and successfully delivered several gamified solutions before Unified Strike project and feel confident in the field. Even more - we have super strong advisors from different fields like game design, psychology and medicine.