Serious Game Classification

See the U.S.A. Compu-Teach, Compu-Teach (U.S.A.), 1987  

Informations Analyses Discussion





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


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


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:

Similar games

See the U.S.A. This educational title aims to test your knowledge of the geography of the USA as a game. The country is shown as a map with all the states. It is possible to practice first to study the state names and the names of their capitals before playing the game

There are three game modes:Play States
The player sits in the car and the computer proposes the route by giving names of start and end states. Starting in the "start state", the player has to type in the name of the next state to visit. The trip should be finished in time (optionally). Incorrect names of states exhaust the available time. The trip itself also deducts time, taking into account time zones, night stops, and the time needed to travel. If the player reaches the end state in time, the thematic picture of this state is shown.
Play Capitals
Completely identical in gameplay to Play States, but with capitals as start and ending points.
Play Quiz Game
The player selects one of the quiz themes, and chooses the appropriate state that is the answer, after receiving the question. The themes are:Abbreviations (3 kinds); Artists; Birds (4 kinds); Bridges; Cities; Colleges; Facts; Flowers (4 kinds); Folktale; Geography (2 kinds); Government; History; Indian (3 kinds); Lakes; Landmark; Mottos (4 kinds); Nicknames (9 kinds); People (3 kinds); Places; Pop; Presidents (2 kinds); Products; Signers; Species; Sports; Trivia (10 kinds); Waterway; Women.All actions are controlled with the keyboard. [source:mobygames]

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