Serious Game Classification

Ziggi's First ABCs CinéGroupe Interactive (Canada), CogniScience Publishing Inc. (U.S.A.), 2003  

Informations Analyses Discussion





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


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


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 3-7 / 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:

Similar games

Ziggi's First ABCs Ziggi the dolphin invites the player to explore the ABCs through games, music, puzzle activities, and creative play in this cartoon-style animated game. After choosing the English or French version, the player is taken to the main page, where he can select from:Activities - clicking on each of the seven characters on the screen takes the player to a different spelling activity, including connect-the-letters, spelling words by selecting syllables, and matching pictures and words by their first letters Song - listen to and read along with Ziggy as she sings an original songNursery Rhymes - read two original nursery rhymes and click on interactive objects for animationsWord games - play 5 alphabet-oriented mini games, including an arcade game where the player has to catch flying words with the mouse and put them in a boxYour Stories - the player can create his own pictures to make a story, using a selection of backgrounds, objects, characters, and sounds that can be linked to the objects. All the items can be resized and rotated, and pictures can be saved and printed, as can most pages in this gameAll the actions in Ziggi's First ABCs are accomplished with the mouse, clicking and dragging, aside from one activity that requires the player to hit the spacebar. Help is easily available, either from a life-preserver icon on the bottom of the screen, or audibly, by clicking on a character's speech bubble. The game is labeled for ages 4 - 6 (although many of the words are far beyond the kindergarten curriculum), and introduces the player to the concept of syllables, sounds and pronunciation of letters and words, connections between pictures and letters and between pictures and words.


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