CPS X or “Crisis in Space” is a two-player game that focuses on collaborative problem solving (CPS), one of the cross-cutting capabilities that are part of ACT’s Holistic Framework. Players work together to achieve group goals that require high levels of leadership, coordination, information sharing, and rapid responses to novel situations.  The digital collaborative assessment measures behaviors indicative of CPS skills that are captured in multiple modalities including video, audio, and eye tracking recordings which are analyzed using machine learning techniques.

The CPSx project won the Innovation prize at the 2020 e-Assessment Awards.

CPSx game demo:


On May 14, 2019, KCRG-TV aired an interview with game developer David Edwards and Northwest Junior High Principal Elizabeth Breuning.


Dave Edwards is interviewed for KCRG-TV in May 2019.



Pravin and David presented CPSX: Astronauts & Engineers on a Mission to Mars on Nov 8, 2019, at the ACT Global Academy.