Developing a Flash-based educational video game

February 2, 2012

Florence, KY - Anden Solutions LLC has been awarded of a contract by the National Institute of Education in Singapore to design and develop an educational video game proof of concept.

The purpose of this game is to teach secondary students the relation of plate tectonics to land formations and natural disasters; the relation of weather to erosion, sedimentation and geological stratification; and the relation of plate tectonics and erosion to stratification, uplift and depression of rock layers. The goals of this proof of concept video game are:

  • Provide opportunities for high school students to learn about geology and biology in a realistic context.
  • Create awareness of the educational value of simulations.
  • Encourage teachers to use simulations as an educational tool.

The video game is programmed using Adobe Flash and leverages the use of As3isolib. As3isolib (v1.0) is an open-source ActionScript 3.0 Isometric Library developed to assist in creating isometrically projected content (such as games and graphics) targeted for the Flash player platform. As3isolib includes utilities, primitives and views.

The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NIE) is a national teacher training institute in Singapore which is an integral part of the Singapore educational service. The Singapore education system has been referred to as being one of the most successful educational systems in the world. This is, in part, due to the sound educational policies and research in the shaping of curriculum and management practices for schools. The NIE’s mission is “To Excel in Teacher Education and Educational Research.”

Anden Solutions is dedicated to delivering custom-made, high quality, and affordable system solutions. The company specializes in designing and developing Rich Internet Applications, simulations, and educational video games. Anden Solutions’ headquarters are located in Florence, KY, with an additional development center in Cordoba, Argentina.

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