Publication: Above Water: extending the play space for health

ABOVE WATER is a game that disseminates information about Clinical Anxiety Disorders, particularly Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. This game focuses on teaching players about treatments as well as providing a safe space for discussion of personal experiences. This game focuses on using the physical world (physical space, physical and tangible cards) and the digital world (accessible by any phone or tablet with a modern web browser) as part of its gameplay.




Rina Wehbe Diane Watson
University of Waterloo
Gustavo Tondello Lennart Nacke
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Saskatchewan


Wehbe, R., Watson, D., Tondello, G., Nacke, L.E. 2016. Above Water: extending the play space for health. In ISS'16, Niagara Falls, CA.. 497-499. DOI=10.1145/2992154.2996882.


@inproceedings {403-p497-wehbe,
author= {Rina Wehbe and Diane Watson and Gustavo Tondello and Lennart Nacke},
title= {Above Water: extending the play space for health},
booktitle= {ISS'16},
year= {2016},
address= {Niagara Falls, CA.},
pages= {497-499}