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The youth if Bangladesh is witnessing a new era. It is of tech innovation. It includes edutainment as well. There are many technologies available. Among them, Unity and Blender are inspiring Bangladeshi developers. Thanks to the recent jump of affordable gaming devices. In other words, this helped to start off a chain reaction. That includes creativity. Especially among the community of engineers.
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PUBG’s has 2 million active Bangladeshi players. But, there is a much better basket of nutritious fruit. Something that the tech revolution is bringing to this country- Edutainment.
The best factors for today’s game is relatibility. Children learn quickly. That is a fact. But, another important fact is they need fun immediately.
The best factor for today’s game is relatability. Children learn quickly. That is a fact. But, another important point is they need fun immediately.
If a child doesn’t understand anything, he will not be investing his time on it. As a result, learning will be far more difficult. So, if one is creating a game for them, it should be simple.
An average child should be able to complete the levels. Also, for convincing parents, it should have something educative in it.
Entertainment+ Education = Edutainment.
Is gaming a solution for kids?
There are two sides to a coin. This is true in every aspect of our lives. A child’s life is not different. To make one side more interesting, a game developer needs to be creative. A game should entertain and teach a child at the same time.
Many think that playing video games is a waste of time. Watching TV and youtube videos are becoming famous day by day. It is creating an impact on children anyways.
In that case, if a child is interested in a game, it’s nothing terrible. There’s a condition; the game should be comfortable and clean.
Parents don’t need to worry now. Moreover, they have a lot of options. They can choose from a wide variety of games from the Google Play Store. As a result, they will be able to provide a safe internet for their children. Above all, kids will be happy as well.
Advantages of Video Games- With Edutainment
Video games can:
- give fun and a common type of edutainment.
- support collaboration and participation when played with other children.
- cause children to feel innovative. Especially significant for young ladies. Who don’t utilize innovation as much as young men
- increase children’s confidence as they ace games.
- give an idea of necessary and communication.
- create strengths in math, innovation, and critical thinking.
- support cooperation in real life-related exercises. For example, sports or reading.
- improve hand-eye coordination
With increasing internet speed, playing games on mobile is becoming easy. For instance, day by day, entertainment options of children are increasing.
An activity game, for instance, may expect you to be exceptionally alert. It expects you to have the option to move your joystick or keys. At the same time, taking a look at the different highlight. That is, on your screen. For example, the energy levels, approaching enemies. Also, available time among various components. All of which are important for winning. This guarantees the player can watch and respond. To all requirements of that specific game.
Web-based gaming empowers many players. They help them take part in a specific game at the same time. PUBG is a living example of it. It is very famous among the youth. Because, they want to enjoy the chicken dinner, only after beating others. Accordingly, there is constant and quick communication between the players. Which brings a sense of connection among them.
This assists player in meeting new companions. Also recreating old bonds. Though PC games may be useful, there are some limitations. Age is also a factor among many. Little kids should not play violent games.
The Digital Meena– Prime Example of Edutainment
One of recent works with UNICEF is the Safe Internet for Children program. This edutainment game is based on the voice & face of Meena herself. A 9-year-old character. She is well-known across the country. For raising a voice against injustice.
It is a well-decorated game. Family-friendly graphics are there. The interactive dialogue boxes are useful. They get the user thinking about real internet-era problems. Examples are cyber privacy, password protection and online community standards. Upon selecting an inappropriate option, the game warns the user. They are about the consequences of such an action. After that, it politely offers correct advice about the issue.
Meena is the name of emotion for the 90’s kids. Children still remember Meena cartoons. Many episodes aired with relatable content. The story is in a village. But children around the country could connect to Meena. She taught every child how to lead a complete life.
The different episodes focused on the incompleteness of a child. Especially a girl. Meena, her parrot Mithu, and his brother Raju were these household names for many years.
Safe Internet for children
In the “Safe Internet for Children” game, completing all 14 levels equals a real certificate of competence. UNICEF signs it themselves. However, this type of validation may seem tiny. But, it has the potential of leading an entirely new generation of leaders.
The need for this change of edutainment is great. It is especially relevant in rural communities of Bangladesh. The country’s minds would take a step in the right direction. That will be possible if underprivileged kids get the chance. This will help them to at least think about their potential in the tech industry. They will be able to educate themselves. Child labor will decrease slowly.
Children are always looking for rewards. It’s high time they understand that certificates are rewards as well. Right from teenagers, they can be more careful about their exams. And, if a certificate comes by playing a game. Or, answering questions in a quiz set for their age, its nothing outdated.
This encouragement will take them to places. In other words, children will learn to play and educate themselves at the same time.
Reaching more for less
Simple design and choice of words is a recipe for reliability. Relatibility is eually important, no doubt.
Riseup’s tech awareness programs are aiming for just that. It’s a design that anyone with a phone and 50MB internet can access.
In this age, Riseup Labs is famous for “just games” too. In 2016, they celebrated the spirit of Meena.
That was as an android game, during UNICEF’s 70-year anniversary. The 800,000+ downloads and 12,000+ positive reviews of the app is already there. It speaks volumes about its success.
Other popular android games include Treasure Wars, Tap Tap Ants and Highway Chase.
Gamification solutions services is one of the many achievements. By the edutainment game development team at Riseup Labs. For 10+ years, they have been providing tech solutions. To well-budgeted clients. Such as Robi, BBC Media Action and the ICT Division of the Bangladesh Government. There is an expert to perfect every key element of a project.
Contact Riseup Labs today to make your video game idea- or more- into reality.