On the Safe Side is a game and training app designed for the student community at the University of Southern California. It follows the story of new student Ty, who learns to pay attention to the surroundings while exploring the USC campus.

- Explore a virtual USC campus along with Ty
- Express your knowledge through choice-based dialogue
- Practice situational awareness through arcade gameplay

Developed by the USC Game Innovation Lab.

What’s New

Version 7

The app now generates a code that can be entered into the USC TrojanLearn system to verify you have completed the training module.
The game now features checkpoint saving.

Ratings and Reviews

1.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

question1o1 ,

Code generation does not work

I can confirm code generator does not work as of 10Aug2018...

Campos.A ,

Completion code didn't show

After completing the game. The completion code at the end of the game didn't show. I tried playing the last part of the game 3 times to see if the code showed, but never did.

Tally S ,

Code generation doesn't work, use browser instead

If you're taking this course because it is mandatory, don't use the app! On both my iPad Pro and iPhone 6, the app failed to generate the completion code at the end. Without the code, you can't get credit for completing the training module.

For a safety app, this game/animated story is better than most. It covers some common safety problems that might pop up around campus, and the story is engaging enough for a 45-minute scenario. The art is cute and the 3D campus is close enough to the real thing that it can help you navigate. Hopefully an update or server-side fix will fix the code generation error.

I am now having to play this game for the third time in my web browser. The game is cute, but not cute enough that I want to play it three times.

App Privacy

The developer, University of Southern California Apps, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

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University of Southern California Apps
320.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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