Serious Game Classification

The Secret Codes of C.Y.P.H.E.R.: Operation Wildlife Tanager Software Productions (U.S.A.), Tanager Software Productions (U.S.A.), 1991  

Informations Analyses Discussion





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


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Ecology


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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The Secret Codes of C.Y.P.H.E.R.: Operation Wildlife This educational game teaches children about mammals and about logic and language skills by utilizing 5 decoder alphabets: English, American Sign Language, Braille, Morse Code, and Semaphore.

You play as a C.Y.P.H.E.R. (Courageous Young Partners in Hush-Hush Electronic Radiotelegraphy) who must locate and decode CYPHERGRAMS and then deliver them to your client. Since you are an agent for Operation Wildlife the secret messages will involve a variety of clues about mammals. Agents must beware of L.U.R.K.'s (Loathsome Underhanded Rotten Krooks) who will try to steal the CYPHERGRAMS.

Players will learn about 87 mammals and their habitats and will also be able to access the built in FunCyclopedia, which contains over 1,000 facts about mammals. In addition, basic cryptography is taught with the 5 decoder alphabets.

Players can select from 4 levels of difficulty. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Dos)