Enlisting cyber warriors in the fight against dengue, the NEA M.A.C.E website is now live.
An internet-based game, termed “Operation M.A.C.E” (Monster Annihilation and Control Enforcement), Operation M.A.C.E builds upon a story that is set in a futuristic Singapore that has been invaded by a race of aliens resembling Aedes mosquitoes.
Riding on the popularity of cyber gaming, this is a first-of-its-kind outreach programme that promotes dengue awareness among the youth.
Before the revamp, the entire website was developed in Flash. We took on the project and developed it into a full HTML website with dynamic features like rotating banner. While we are focused on better navigation and usability, user experience is also a key consideration during the design process. As such, we maintained the cyber military feel so that after a total revamp, existing players will still feel ‘connected’ to the new website. Understanding gamers’ characteristics, we also proposed a leaderboard on the home page so that players can check out others’ scores, intensifying the competitive spirit.
On top of the website user log in, a Facebook log-in is also implemented to facilitate easy signups and lower barrier to participation.
Ready for some action? Log on to www.macecommand.com.sg and sign up as M.A.C.E agents now!