This week Google Arts and Tradition launched a brand new recreation for college students. The sport known as The Descent of the Serpent and it is obtainable to play in your internet browser or within the Google Arts and Tradition apps for Android and iOS.
The Descent of the Serpent is a recreation by which college students can study civilizations of historic Mesoamerica. College students play the sport from the attitude of one in all 4 characters consultant of mythological figures in Mesoamerican tradition. College students then navigate by 4 ranges of the sport in a quest to seek out and get better twenty misplaced objects and return them to Chichen Itza earlier than the photo voltaic equinox.
The sport play of The Descent of the Serpent is somewhat paying homage to Legend of Zelda (sure, I understand that is a reference level that dates me as a late Gen-Xer). Gamers navigate by scenes whereas attempting to dodge obstacles and objects of their quest to seek out the lacking artifacts. When gamers discover an artifact they’re proven somewhat little bit of details about its historical past and significance.
The Descent of the Serpent could be performed in story mode or in problem mode. The story mode permits gamers to maintain enjoying no matter what number of instances they hit a dead-end or get hit by an object. The problem mode offers gamers simply 5 “lives” earlier than they lose the sport and have to begin over.
Purposes for Schooling
I performed The Descent of the Serpent for about quarter-hour this morning then needed to pressure myself to cease as a result of I may have simply gone down a rabbit gap of enjoying it for for much longer (observe, I am not skillful when it comes enjoying video video games on the whole). I discovered the little pop-ups of data after discovering every artifact fascinating. That mentioned, I have a look at the sport as a enjoyable technique to introduce college students to historic Mesoamerican historical past and never as a substitute for full classes.