Project 5: Week 2

There has been many times where we have been put in a sticky situation. We are then left clueless on what to do next. We usually ask ourselves, should I or should I not? We have no one to ask, we just have ourselves to rely on. This is where our good decision making skills take place. The game titled “Digital Compass” does exactly that. This game test how good we are at making the right decision. This game was originally created for children of the ages six to nine. This game introduces the player to real-life situations. It shows the player what happens when you make both good and bad decisions. Good decisions lead to good outcomes while bad decisions lead to bad ones. The player had eight characters to choose from. Each character has a different storyline. After you finish the story line, you then have the option to complete a game that resembles a game board. At this point of the game you are given points for making good decisions and you lose points for making bad ones. This game takes place in a digital world called “Anywhere”. As we know, todays world revolves around social media. This game teaches the player what to do and what not to do while on social media. It also teaches the player how to interact with others and how to deal with bullies. I love how the game keeps the player entertained. The game is very realistic. It shows real life scenarios without jeopardizing the players reputation. Instead, it gives a real feel of what can happen if you choose to make the wrong decision.

This entry was posted in Project 5 on by .

About Robert O. Duncan

I'm an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at City University of New York, with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at New York University. My research interests include cognitive neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging, glaucoma, neurodegenerative disorders, attention, learning, memory, educational technology, pedagogy, and developing games for education.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.