Review: Futuraville

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Futuraville is an educational game for children that is a tool to prevent violence for young people aged 9 to 12. Through a few situations and examples, the game and the parent can explain to the child and contextualize the different types of violence that can happen.

Contains sensitive topics. A warning is also placed at the beginning of the game.

Release date: March 10, 2021

Developed by: Triple Boris
Published by : Regroupement des organismes Espaces du Québec
Available on: PC, Android, iOS

Type of game: Point and click (Point’n click)
Average game length: 5 minutes

Business model: Free game to download

Number of players: 1 player

Available in digital format (download).
Download on PC or iOS and Android.

Game available in French only.

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Difficulty
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No difficulty.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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No problem.

Level of language used
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Very childish and suitable for young children.

Be careful some situations described in the game can be disturbing or uncomfortable.

Positive message
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The game learns the different types of violence, the strategies to use if they witness or experience situations of violence themselves.

Minimum reading level required
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Despite the presence of a few voices, the majority of the dialogue is written. You have to be able to read for a few years.

Additional costs ?
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none.

Minimum performance level
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Players click on items and large buttons, on mobile, or with the mouse on a computer.

Principle of the game

The press release describes the principle very well: “The child who enters the world of the game will be welcomed in a futuristic city where some children his age do not feel very well and live various difficult situations. The mission of the game is to find the children in the city and look for information to understand what is going on in their lives. The child will then have to try to help the youth of Futuraville by finding solutions to respond to the situation of violence they are experiencing and, thus, help them regain confidence and feel better.

Conclusion

Futuraville is a great game to address the subject of violence with your child. Plus it’s free and available on PC, iOS and Android. It is a good social and educational tool that takes about 30 minutes to play.

More information about the game: Official game page

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