Building Detroit

developer: Eduweb (for the Detroit Historical Society)

genre: simulation

educational purpose: knoledge and understanding about the history and development of Detroit (1790 – 1900)

target audience: children

H&H taxonomy class: historical event

web site:

release date: 2011

platform: browser

description: the game simulates the development of Detroit and gives insights about the economy and society of a long time span. In fact, very interestingly, the player takes the role of a French settler in Detroit and then that of his descendants through five generations. Changing character, the player can experience different jobs and has to take care of his family, because he will have to take the role of one of his children…


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