Hi there and welcome to Anatomy Arcade. My name is Ben Crossett and I hope you enjoy your time here and develop a real fascination with how intricately you are constructed. I'm a Science and Physical Education teacher at Glen Waverley Secondary College in Melbourne, Australia. I have been learning flash in my spare time since 2002 and have been making games that help teach basic human anatomy.
This mission was born of frustration with what I saw as a lack of truly engaging material in the area of anatomy and also a frustration as a teacher catching students wasting class time playing flash games every time they were in a computer lab. The catch phrase "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" sums up the decision I made; to investigate the potential of these "pesky" little games to invigorate the delivery of anatomical material to the teenage audience.
It was never my intention to launch a website, but it became apparent upon completion of the first version of Whack-A-Bone, that something exciting was being created that needed to be shared with the rest of the world.
In 2011, I joined forces with a student I taught a while back who was now running a game development studio called Media Saints. Expect to see some very exciting announcements in the coming years as we work toward creating highly engaging games and apps together.
Feel free to get in contact with me if you'd like to ask a question, give feedback or make a suggestion and I'll try my best to reply when I find the time.