This New Science Game Is Out Of This World
Although I enjoy racing games the most, as well as the odd sidescroller, I never thought I’d be this excited over a puzzle adventure game… about science.
To most, the thought of a game about astronomy and mechanics might send the Nerd Alert Level skyrocketing to extremely high (to the moon, even), but this new game may have just nailed the formula and raised the bar for meaningful and engaging science education games.
The game developers, The Young Socratics[link: http://theyoungsocratics.com/], wanted to create a ‘next generation science game’ to challenge the way science is currently taught. Instead of presenting facts and figures to memorise and rote learn, Odyssey aims to help players explore how these facts and figures were reached through a Myst-like island adventure.
Players make discoveries about science by solving puzzles, and get an insight into how the ancient philosophers, physicists, and astronomers thought about the nature of things.
Not only is Odyssey able to bring keen children to an understanding of these seemingly difficult concepts, but it can reignite a passion for science in parents too. Like being struck in the head with an apple for the first time, the things that didn’t make sense in science class all those years ago might just finally click.
Who knows, it might even bring both adults and children to accomplish chores faster in order to earn some science-game time before going to bed!
Are you ready to reach for the stars and get your mind into celestial orbit? Check out theodysseygame.com