Sonsoles Jimenez Gonzalez
Leisure videogame with educational potential
Name of the videogame/app
Name of the producer
How to find it
Main technical requirements
Native Virtual Reality Support
12-17 years, 18+ years
Use in Educational contexts
Degree of required tutoring
Autonomous use after teacher introduction/explanation
History, Languages, Philosophy, Literature
Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Learning difficulties, Physical disability
This is a textual game where the player can simulate an entire life. One simulated life can last some minutes or hours, depends on their decisions. The success in this simulated life depends on azar, good decisions and balance between good behaviour and funny or dangerous decisions that can help the simulated person to be mature and happy.
It’s a game about life, decisions, the paper of azar in success and the place somebody is born. The students can see how the history affects people. They can also think about being a good person and happy.
Sometimes is a depressing game, because if the player always choose the good behaviour, the simulated person is not totally happy or he might not reach success in life.
It is a realistic simulator as not always the ethical decision is good for the character.
It needs guidance in reference to ethical issues that the students could misunderstood.
Learning Object / Suggested activities with students
In Philosophy classes, the teacher can purpose to play two or three lives and write a story talking about the circumstances of the place they have born, the decisions and the importance of azar in the simulated life.
It could be done also with literary intentions, for example: Write a story inspired from a life of this game.
Skills and competences
Skills and competences acquired
There are not main skills acquired with this game. It’s a good tool to talk and meditate about some ethical, political, social... topics and delve in philosophical themes like freewill, determinism, etc...
Critical thinking, Creativity, Self-confidence, Resilience, Time management, Coaching