I’ve used Ribbon Hero 1 in the past, and thought it was pretty cool and clever.
The team recently announced that Ribbon Hero 2 is available for download. Ribbon Hero 2 is a game, yes a game, that embeds into Office 2010 and Office 2007 for learning.
It’s quite a novel approach to training – by having you actually use the features in Office wrapped up in an online adventure.
I was expecting a minor change from Ribbon Hero 1. Was I surprised when it was completely changed, and all for the better. In this version it is really a game that takes you through different Office applications with tasks and actions – following the adventures of Clippy as he travels through time in his time machine.
It really is a lot of fun and includes everything a good game should: Clippy, Comic Strips, Colourful graphics, Surprise animations, multiple levels, time travel, upside-down clippy, space ships, greed gods, bows and arrows, all with Office training happening.
Download it for Office 2007 or Office 2010 at www.ribbonhero.com (Yes, it’s free)
I think this could change the way people think about Office Training, and training in general. Have fun!
See below for screen shots of some of the action: