Earth Girl: A Multi-cultural Game about Natural Disaster Prevention and Resilience
Earth Girl: The Natural Disaster Fighter is an edutainment digital game featuring a girl who can save her family and friends from natural hazards. The scenario and game play are inspired by the challenges faced by communities living in the Asian regions prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding and volcano hazards. The Earth Girl game is meant to help players to gain a better understanding of natural hazards through imaginative and fun game play. The game was developed in English and translated to Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese. It runs on any Flash-enabled browser and was user-tested in Southeast Asia with positive results and feedback.
KeywordsEarth Girl natural hazards disaster prevention computer game edutainment serious games casual games game play non-traditional education game prototype character design character animation emotional connection pre-teens Asia cultural traditions community sustainability resilience
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