Redistricting Game

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Walter Gorski

Nov 12, 2021, 2:57:54 PM11/12/21
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I am a high school teacher of government and politics.  

The Redistricting Game, now, due to the demise of Adobe Flash, is no longer easily accessible.  It was by far an away the best game/tutorial/learning tool I ever used to help students understand redistricting.

I am wondering how this game might be resurrected - so that it is again easy to access.

I have no experience programming, so that may affect how someone responds.


Drew Crecente

Nov 13, 2021, 4:12:43 PM11/13/21
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I'm sorry to hear about this but can appreciate the problem; we've had many of our games suffer the same fate. However, depending on the game there might be some workarounds. One thing we have been able to do with some of our Flash games is make them available as an installable game to play locally on a computer. However, games that rely on online features or that will only run on a specified domain might not be very easy to make available.

Also, without knowing more it is difficult to know if there would be any licensing (legal) restrictions against making any changes. If you can send me a link or other info I would be happy to see to look into it further.

- Drew

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LaToya Smith

Nov 17, 2021, 2:42:04 PM11/17/21
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My team is currently working on developing an online game for 4th and 5th grade math students with accessibility feature considerations. Is this game a download or strictly web-based? If web-based, one option might be Equally Ai. We recently added the custom code to our websites to help improve accesibility and plan to use it on our new WebApp as well.

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Walter Gorski

Nov 22, 2021, 2:12:17 PM11/22/21
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Hi Drew,

Thanks for replying.

Here is l link to the game: 


Walter Gorski
Deer Valley HS - Law And Justice Academy Lead Teacher

Jonathon Rios

Nov 22, 2021, 2:12:18 PM11/22/21
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The game seems to work fine using Ruffle, a Flash Player emulator. I have it installed on my web browser for cases just like this. 

To try it for yourself, click here or search for "Ruffle" in the Chrome Web Store

So, the short answer to getting the game running for your class again:
1. Submit approval for the download and installation of Ruffle to classroom computers
2. Download and install the extension (or desktop version if you please)
3. Go to the webpage and play (or download the game and distribute it to your students)

John Say

Nov 23, 2021, 10:18:09 AM11/23/21
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Wow cool to know!


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