Free Know-how for Academics: The Descent of the Serpent

This week Google Arts and Tradition launched a brand new recreation for college kids. 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 way of which college students can find out about civilizations of historic Mesoamerica. College students play the sport from the angle of one among 4 characters consultant of mythological figures in Mesoamerican tradition. College students then navigate by way of 4 ranges of the sport in a quest to search 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 slightly harking back to Legend of Zelda (sure, I understand that is a reference level that dates me as a late Gen-Xer). Gamers navigate by way of scenes whereas making an attempt to dodge obstacles and objects of their quest to search out the lacking artifacts. When gamers discover an artifact they’re proven slightly 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 start out over. 

Purposes for Schooling
I performed The Descent of the Serpent for about quarter-hour this morning then needed to power myself to cease as a result of I might have simply gone down a rabbit gap of enjoying it for for much longer (be aware, I am not skillful when it comes enjoying video video games on the whole). I discovered the little pop-ups of knowledge after discovering every artifact attention-grabbing. That mentioned, I take a look at the sport as a enjoyable solution to introduce college students to historic Mesoamerican historical past and never as a alternative for full classes.

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