Serious Game Classification

Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo Cyan (U.S.A.), Brøderbund Software (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 / 3-7
General Public


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

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

This is another in a series of graphical adventures for kids by Cyan. The hand-drawn black & white graphics originally done for the MAC support an open-ended exploration of the game world. There are many different educational activities within, such as: an Animation Machine teaches stop-motion, Mr. Seudo's telescope concerns Cartesian coordinates, the Yon-Yon Caverns is about gravity, and a Lightning Simulator enlightens on the speed of sound. Also, a Pigtoad Tree teaches choreography and music, Criss-Ants is about animal behaviour, a Pet Lizard concerns metabolism, and the Tree Gene-orator is regarding genetics. There are many hidden spots for kids to click on and discover new items.

In 1993, a colorized version was released for the MAC and in 2006 that version was ported to Windows exclusively on Gametap. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Macintosh - PC (Windows)