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Zap produces addictive story-based negotiation games for ENTERTAINMENT and LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.

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Inside the Haiti Earthquake simulation was nominated for a Webby Award for Best Writing. Also,

WINNER - Best Online Game - Applied Arts Magazine
WINNER - Best in Catagory (Education) and Best in Show - Horizon Interactive Awards
FINALIST - Best Online Game - Canadian New Media Awards
WINNER - Best Trans-Media - Games For Change



Zapdramatic's Michael Gibson teamed up with PTV productions to write and co-direct with Nicolas Jolliet and producer Katie McKenna a simulation on the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake from three points of view.

In November 2010 Michael Gibson presented a paper on the writing process at the International Conference on Interactive Story-telling in Edinburgh. The paper was published by http://www.springerlink.com/content/m1u3w33w2t68n7h2/

The paper is also available for free download here.

The Inside the Haiti Earthquake Simulation is nominated for Best Web-Based Game at the CNMA.

Read Amanda Lin Costa's article in the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amanda-lin-costa/disaster-a-serious-game_b_776949.html

Interactive Ontario's Spotlight on Zapdramatic : http://interactiveontario.com/spotlight/games/zapdramatic

Zap to launch Sir Basel Pike Public School--the most sophisticated story-based game ever on the dynamics of bullying. Named an Official Honoree at this year's Webby Awards. Par One "Monday" is now playing for Zap Members. Click here to join and get access to all of Michael Gibson's Negotiation games including all 10 episodes of Ambition, Move or Die and Sir Basel Pike Public School.

Michael Gibson and Allan Stitt present Sir Basel Pike Public School at the 2009 International Online Dispute Resolution Forum hosted by the University of Haifa School of Law in Israel.

Father and daughter team up to make video game on bullying (read article)


Check out this review of our games at Gamesfirst.com

Beginning April 1, 2009 Zap will launch an episode from Ambition series FREE EACH MONTH.

All of our Negotiation Games are available to our members. You can become a member for only $5 and play all our negotiation games including parts 1 and 2 of Move or Die, all ten episodes of our popular Ambition Murder Mystery as well as our truly engaging Negotiator and Altered States series. Zap members also get first look at all the other exciting projects we're working on. So, what are you waiting for? Join now and become part of a truly exciting on-line community.


Become a member of Zap for only $5 and enjoy part 2 of Move or Die as well as our Ambition Murder Mystery series and all of our unique negotiation dramas.

Click here to play our Free negotiation games.


We also create interactive advertising and educational content that can easily be integrated into third partywebsites. If you'd like to learn more about how Zap simulations can enhance your user's experience, please visit our Zap.ca website.

Zap was honored at the 2005 Canadian New Media Awards in the Excellence in Learning catagory for our Professionalism and Ethics Simulation.