Game specially designed to help families prepare for emergencies

June 22nd, 2010 by Edwin in Games – New Releases


It is a really scary world we live in these days. After all, there is no more guarantee (at least the sense of it is much less than a century ago, or even heck, back in the days of our parents) that everything will turn out fine and dandy, what with crazed folks running around willing to blow up themselves as well as others all around without blinking twice. Well, emergencies are something nobody likes, but everyone can prepare for, and this is where video game developer and publisher Legacy Interactive comes in to offer a game that was specially designed to teach children and their families how to prepare for all types of hazards or emergencies. Find out more about it after the jump.

The web-based game will be targeted to multiple audiences, including children, early teens, parents, caregivers and teachers, and will focus on what to do before, during and after a disaster. The game and associated website will emphasize getting an emergency kit, having an emergency plan and being informed. Players will be encouraged to learn about the types of disasters that might occur in their geographic region or state. The most common disasters – earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes – will be used to teach preparedness steps and to help users know how to prepare and what to do during and after an emergency event. The game will include a variety of different game genres, depending on the type of educational content to be conveyed. For example, time management and puzzle gameplay will be used to teach how a person prepares for a possible emergency, including determining escape routes and meeting places. Hidden object gameplay will be used to teach what items belong in an emergency supply kit, such as batteries, flashlight and canned food. Simulation gameplay will be used to present quick-care tips such as applying pressure to control bleeding.

In this game, you take on the role of a “Disaster Hero” where you will help various families prepare for different disasters. Each disaster scenario will offer a wide range of game experiences and quizzes on what was learned so that the crucial points will sink in even further. Additional points can be earned throughout the experience and displayed on the Disaster Hero website. Other items like learning activities and checklists targeted to teachers and parents can be downloaded via the website as well. As they say, there is no better way to learn than through play – after all, animals do it that way to, eh?

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