Copenhagen, Denmark, December 6 2011
A year ago Serious Games Interactive released the first episode in the Playing History educational game series, Playing History: The Plague. Since then the game has been used in more than 500 schools, won several awards and is nominated to the prestigious BETT Award 2012. Now the game is available on iPad2!
In the game, you go back in time to the 14 th century in Florence. This amazing city full of wonder and bizarre characters is stricken by a mysterious disease that medics are just beginning to understand. Your mother has been affected by it too, and it is up to you to help her survive! Explore the city, talk to the people in the city and find out how to prevent your mother from getting worse. All the while, you must be careful not to catch it yourself. Learn about history first hand and relive the past!
“Playing History is the result of five years of research and development, where our aim has been to create the best educational game possible. We have worked towards finding the right balance between play and learning and we believe we managed that with Playing History.” says Mikkel Lucas Overby, commercial director at Serious Games Interactive. “For many children, our past is unknown territory. By giving them the opportunity to replay history in a fun and interactive environment we aim to change the way children think about history, and give them a new understanding of important historical events. Games may be today’s dominant entertainment medium but, as we´re demonstrating with Playing History that they’re also a powerful tool to develop and expand children’s knowledge and competences.”
The game integrates learning and playing to engage children and give them a concrete feel for the historical time and setting. The game series also includes Playing History: Slave Trade, which will be available for iPad2 early 2012.
Playing History: The Plague is available for iPad2 in English on the App Store for $6.99.
About Serious Games Interactive
Serious Games Interactive is an award-winning, research-based developer of games, simulations and virtual worlds. SGI offer a unique blend of competences within games, learning and storytelling. Since the company’s establishment in 2006 we’ve developed solutions that integrate learning and game elements with the best possible user experience.
Game information: www.playinghistory.eu
Company info: www.seriousgames.dk