Serious Game Classification

Retourtje Mali NIAM B.V. (Netherlands), Museon (Netherlands), 1996  

Informations Analyses Discussion





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


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Humanitarian & Caritative


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 8-11
General Public


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

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Retourtje Mali is a Dutch educational title that tries to educate children about life in Africa. Mali is taken as an example of life in the African Sahel and the game offers information about the region and its people. The main goal behind the title is to remove the negative prejudices most people have about third world countries.

The main program allows users to virtually visit Mali. Additionally it includes a game mode in which players are asked questions. To answer the questions players must go on a virtual expedition to the city of Ségou and the village Missango. Players can try to find clues to the answers they seek by clicking on hot spots on the village map and the photo album of the Keita family. Each time when they do they are presented with a movie or slide-show that teaches them more about life in the village. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : CD-i