This Section provides access to an Online database of:
• The best educational Videogames and mobile apps available on the market
• The most suitable Videogames and Apps that, even if not specifically designed for educational purpose, can be used as teaching or learning tools with students
Videogames and apps are categorized, analyzed and assessed in order to provide the teachers with all the necessary information and hints to make full use of the Videogames and Apps in teaching contexts.
Name of the videogame/app
Lernabenteuer Deutsch - Ein rätselhafter Auftrag HD
Name of the producer
Goethe Institut e.V.
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
This is an adventure game for all who want to learn German and/or for people who want to apply for a job. It is suitable from niveau B1.
It contains many words and phrases which are used in the professional life in German (see below Skills and competences).
In this game you can hear the conversations and you can see the transcripts simultaneously. Furthermore the facial expressions correspond with the content (surprise, anger,…)
It is an adventure game where the player takes over the role of a journalist (female) who wants to help her uncle. He asked her for help and disappeared.
The journalist has to solve many situations according a job application to get further information to find her uncle.
The riddles and situations the journalist encounters are interesting and not to difficult but the player has to watch out for hints. Everything which can be seen could be important to advance in the game.
Maybe male player cannot identify with a female role. There is no possibility to change.
There is one big weakness in this game: The journalist encounters a situation where the only solution is to hit a bottle over ones head. The game has the PEGI classification 3 but only with this situation it is not suitable for children under 7. Otherwise it would be ok for children.
Learning Object / Suggested activities with students
People learning German as a foreign language could play one chapter of the game at home, At each lesson in school they could review what they have learned in this chapter.
People who are applying for a job or students at the age of 14/15 could do the same.
Skills and competences
Skills and competences acquired
People who want to learn German
It contains excercises and information about:
- Job interview
- Communication at the workplace
- Intercultural communication
- Behaviour at the workplace
- Vocabulary and listening comprehension about „German in professional life“
The assessment could be a review of each chapter within class.