Dispatch is a team based puzzle game designed to help the Baltimore City Police department’s recruitment and community relations efforts. The game was researched, designed, tested and built over the course of the year and is currently being used by the Baltimore City Police department to help access recruit’s creative problem solving, team and communication skills.
The game centers around solving sets of pictogram puzzles that are based upon Baltimore’s history and culture . Players work together to research answers and come up solutions before time runs out. They then reveal the answers on the back of each card by using the decoder card or the Dispatch helper app.
Our goal with this project was to create a game that is quick to learn/play and yet highlights the social and problem solving skills needed to support community policing. The game was made possible by funding from the Mayors Office of Innovation and Bloomberg Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Download a print and play version of the game and links to the helper app at: http://www.d15p47ch.com