ADRIFT is a video game developed to teach students about the meaning and importance of consent. ADRIFT is free and can be played online in a web browser. Game play should take between 15 - 30 minutes.
ADRIFT is appropriate for all ages. Although the purpose of our Consent Game Series is to educate students about consent as it relates to sexual relationships, ADRIFT makes no reference to sex. Instead, the game uses metaphor to communicate what consent is and how it can apply in a manner which is easy to understand.
In ADRIFT the player controls an interstellar salvage crew-member exploring an abandoned spaceship. The crew-member interacts with the spaceship's AI to extract its memory core to safety. This is accomplished by the crew-member carefully following the AI's instructions - and being careful not to exceed those instructions.
Through this process the player learns the meaning of consent:
► Giving and asking permission which is informed, freely given, actively given, and revocable.
At the end of the game the player is presented with information indicating when they did - and when they didn't - properly receive consent in the game.
Currently there are no lesson plans or parent guides for ADRIFT but if there is sufficient interest we will add these to our list of requests. Please let us know - and please enjoy and share ADRIFT!
Development: Quinn Crossley and Andrew Connell
Produced by: Jennifer Ann's Group
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: iTunes, Web Browser
Link: ADRIFT: A game about consent