developer: Global Kids and GameLab

genre: awareness game

educational purpose: promote global awareness of poverty and engaged citizenship; the game focuses on the human right to education , having Haiti as a case study

target audience: everyone

H&H taxonomy class: Social awareness (Social responsibility, education, human rights, fighting poverty)

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release date: 2006

platform: Online (PC/MAC)

Ayti: The Cost of Life is a socially conscious online game through which the players must manage a poor Haitian family of five over four years. The game’s perspective depicts poverty as an obstacle to education.


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