Me Tycoon

developer: PlayGen

genre: Casual, Simulation Game – Whole life Simulator (from Birth to Retirement)

educational purpose: Offers young people a way to find out more about resources and opportunities about future careers.

target audience: 9 to 15 year olds

H&H taxonomy class: Personal Skills (Self-reflection, strategic thinking, problem solving, research skills, make decisions, adaptation to change, initiative/proactiveness), Interpersonal skills (empathy, communication, negotiation), Social Awareness(social responsibility, environment, education)

web page: http://playgen.com/portfolio/me-tycoon/ 

release date: 2011

platform: Web (PC, MAC, Linux)

 

Benefits

  • Enables students to learn about the implications of various life choices on future careers, and discover a comprehensive variety of job types that they may not have previously considered.
  • Provides an exciting online experience for players to practice and understand the importance of developing transferrable skills, aided by discovering career stories from iCould.com.
  • Allows students to discover the changing nature of the jobs market and potential areas of future growth.
  • Helps students visualise and understand that today’s careers are not always achieved as a linear progression.

 

Key messages and themes

  • The importance of grabbing any opportunities for learning, developing skills and gaining experience
  • Money management
  • Utilising the experiences of others as a valuable source of learning
  • Discover a vast range of careers

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