The ability to choose is one of the things that makes us human. But making decisions is not always easy. The consequences of one bad decision can affect the rest of our lives.
What happens when you’re faced with a difficult choice? Say you’ve just completed high school. Do you get a job or study further? How do you know what to do? Which path is the right one to choose?
To help them do this, Formula D interactive has designed an interactive game called The Life Choices Touch Table Game which is a multi-player touch screen game that presents players with animated scenarios and personal choices affecting their lives.
Players must navigate through ‘life’, making choices that change the outcome of each stage along the way. They are confronted with possible consequences of their decisions throughout the game. Depending on the choices made by players, the game projects different possible outcomes in the future.
The Choices game is played on Formula D’s innovative UBIZO Table, a sophisticated multi-touch kiosk system designed by the company’s in-house product design team and manufactured in Cape Town. Up to four players can play at one time. The game is started by a touch to the table. Players are prompted to then select a male or female avatar and to input their names.
Next, they get presented with animated illustrations of a particular scenario and a choice of two possible decisions to be made. Depending on the decision chosen, they then get presented with another scenario. Each scenario is a direct result of the previous decision made.
The game has 32 potential outcomes. A central map graphic tracks the position of each player in the decision matrix.
The UBIZO Table is a horizontal 42 inch full HD LCD screen powered with multi-touch technology. This plug and play kiosk system with built-in PC and speakers has been elegantly designed for extreme use in public places.
In both design and function the Life Choices Touch Table Game serves a crucial role in the Nelson Mandela Bay Science and Technology Center. With a little help from a fun, innovative game, children will be empowered to tackle difficult real world decisions with confidence.
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