Agents of Discovery is an educational mobile gaming platform that uses augmented reality to get youth active. We empower educators in all sectors to turn the whole world into an engaging, fun, and safe learning environment.
Educators use our online platform, the Mission Maker, to design their own games. These games (Missions) are then published to the Agents of Discovery app and available from the App and Play stores.
Missions are free to play and, once downloaded, do not require WiFi or a data connection.
The Mission Maker is an online platform that empowers educators and staff of all kinds to design their own mobile games in minutes. These games (or “Missions”) are then instantly published to the Agents of Discovery app, and available for free from the App Store or Google Play.
Our Mission Maker Challenge Library is full of pre-made educational Challenges, created by our team of educators and other users like you. The Challenge Library allows you to view thousands of curated and user-generated Challenges -all of which can be quickly added to your Mission.
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Different “Missions” (or “games”) are published to the Agents of Discovery mobile app. These are created by Agents of Discovery partners, and are specific to their site (e.g., park, museum, or similar). Once you are physically present at a partnering location (e.g., Griffith Park in Los Angeles), you can play the Mission. Each Mission typically consists of a map of the location, a Field Agent to lead players through the Mission, and 20 location-based “Challenges” (or “questions”). Players uncover the Challenges by exploring the site.
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Every Mission is made up of Challenges. Challenges are specific questions which are geographically placed with Markers in your Mission of all different types (AR Picker, Image 50/50, Sound Matcher, etc.). Challenges consist of questions (based on Challenge type), answers, Pre-Challenge and Post-Challenge information to communicate game contents to the Player.
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We empower educators to transform the whole world into an engaging, active, and safe learning environment.