The Brief / Project:

The brilliant game designers and producers at Dartmouth College’s Interdisciplinary Studio, Tiltfactor, came to us with an idea and a design brief to create a meditative experience for players to enjoy whilst improving access to heritage library content. The idea was to improve access to books and journals online in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) collection by verifying the accuracy of text previously encoded by optical character recognition software.


beanstalkPepwuper was responsible for every element of the HTML5 Web Game, Beanstalk, including sound, art and development. You can read more about the project here: Tiltfactor Press Release for Beanstalk and Smorball



About The Client:

Tiltfactor, Dartmouth College

tiltfactor-200 Tiltfactor uses its unique design methodology, Critical Play, to incorporate fundamental human values and psychological principles to promote learning, attitude change, and behavior change. Through board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games for a variety of platforms, Tiltfactor are able to publish both qualitative and quantitative research results from their studies.

Tiltfactor is now at Dartmouth College and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and national research groups.

Kind Words:

We were impressed by the final level of polish of the games, and I appreciated [Pepwuper’s] ability to be flexible with small feature requests as needs were revealed by playtesting.

– Max J. Seidman, Game Designer at Tiltfactor