This article is in collaboration with Dig-It! Games.
Bring History to life with Roman Town, the only game that lets you be the archaeologist!
So, when was the last time you begged your child to play a video game? With Roman Town from Dig-It! Games, I found myself asking the kids to let me play! As we reviewed Roman Town, we learned much about how to be an archeologist as we worked a site in an ancient Roman town. The game is very logical, based on factual historical information, and has a steady educational pace.
I really felt as if I were taking a beginner’s intro to archeology or something. The game also incorporates a story line with Roman children helping out and that was interesting to follow. I think it is amazing that this game fascinates me, my teenagers and my five year old daughter. This is truly learning for everyone! View a demo of Roman Town: \While playing the game, you will be managing a team of diggers on the site of the Roman Town of Fossura, destroyed in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
It is great fun to see your artifact come out of the dirt and I began to use different tools to see how they each worked. As I went through the game, I appreciated the reality of the 3D graphics in the game.
So, what will you get to discover?
- Roman buildings, artifacts and priceless treasures
- The remains of real Romans
- Ancient Roman history and cultural facts
- Vivid, accurate and realistic illustrations
- How to analyze and reconstruct valuable artifacts
- Solve mysterious secrets about the lives of Roman kids centuries ago!
A fascinating element and one that differentiates this game from others, I think, is the LEARN component. L.E.A.R.N. (Locate Engrossing and Remarkable Knowledge) is an interactive, in-game encyclopedia that allows kids to learn as they choose. How does it work? Well, for each artifact you uncover, LEARN will present facts that match that artifact and give you buttons, allowing you to choose to find out more about that artifact with definitions and more detail on how it was used or how it impacted Roman Life. In this version of Roman Town, there are 6 levels, and the game allows up to five players to save games, so several people can have a game going. There are also 6 mini games in Roman Town, they are all accessible through a little tab in the upper left-hand corner of the menu screen.
For homeschoolers, Roman Town can be a great addition to your curriculum and can easily tie into many different studies – obviously History, but also English, Science, and I would even use it as a supplement for creative learning.
- Engaging hands-on, interactive learning for all ages, specifically designed for 5th 8th grades.
- Game-play develops analytical thinking
- Puzzles teach problem solving strategies
- Authentic artifacts and realistic excavation site
- Accurate information about Roman Life and Roman History
- Encompasses the full excavation experience from start to finish
- Archaeology introduced logically
- Windows Vista/XP/2000
- CPU 800 Mhz; RAM 412MB; Hard Drive 350MB
Founded by a professional archaeologist and teacher, Dig-It! Games is an independent computer game developer committed to creating innovative, interactive, instructional computer games based on historical themes with high-value educational content. Dig-It! Games presents authentic and accurate historical information that conforms to the curriculum mandates and Standards of Learning of many states. Find Dig-It Games on the Dig-It Games website, Dig-It! Games on Facebook and Dig-It Games on Twitter.
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