Serious Game Classification

Calangos, an educational game for learning and teaching of ecology State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and (Brazil) Play it Now !

Informations Analyses Discussion




Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The Calangos game is based on modeling of a real ecological case concerning East Dunes San Francisco , in the state of Bahia, investigated by Brazilian researchers. The ultimate goal of the game is to allow the student an environment with sufficient realism, allowing a proper understanding of the ecological and evolutionary processes.

Calangos is a simulation game and action with 3D visualization in first or third person, set in the area of the dunes of the São Francisco River, in which the player controls a lizard one of three endemic species in the region: psammonastes Tropidurus, Cnemidophorus sp. nov., and Eurolophosaurus divaricatus .

This is an educational video game that should serve as a tool to support the teaching and learning of ecology and evolution at the secondary level of education. So this is not a game of direct exposure of content to be learned by the student player, but due to the learning experience in attempting to resolve problem situations.

Distribution : Open Source - Free
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)