Interesting Idea for a Video Game

I’m sure a few of you have stumbled on this before. Not necessarily the most complex game but its theme is based on the famous American classic. Just another example of how things taught in school can be fun provided that they are put in the right context.

click here to play the game:  http://greatgatsbygame.com/

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DavidBraid
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 10:42:47

    its a great idea, but poor execution. i hope to see improved educational games in the future because i tihnk there is a lot of potential.

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  2. gabood
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 14:20:40

    Definitely agree that the game is poorly done but we’re talking 1990s here. I think this photo below is pretty comical. Really takes an American classic and turns it into something that kids today can relate to. I think its sometimes really hard to read books in school that are from different time periods. Hard to understand the language and even harder to relate to the context, but if modern designers can make the learning more active and allow kids to experience what they are reading then how could you not enjoy learning?

    http://greatgatsbygame.com/about.html

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  3. Doug
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 18:12:52

    I honestly expected the game to be worse! How interesting is it that it used to take a entire game system to play a video game like that, and now we can play it via the internet!

    I follow a design blog, and I thought this was an interesting contest: Re-Covering The Great Gatsby
    http://thefoxisblack.com/2011/01/10/re-covered-books-the-great-gatsby/

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