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The Sims 3

Screenshot of the videogame:

Name of producer:

Maxis

Date of production:

4 Juny, 2009

Name of Distributor:

EA

Technical Requirements:

CPU: XP (SP2): Pentium IV 2.0 Ghz/Athlon XP 2000+, Vista (SP1): Pentium IV 2,4 Ghz/Athlon XP 2400+ RAM: XP (SP2): 1 Gb, Vista (SP1): 1,5 Gb Graphic card: 128 Mb

Cost of product:

30€

Type of videogame:

Simulation

Genre of videogame:

Modern

Type of game visual:

Third person

DESCRIPTION OF VIDEOGAME
Player:

Single player

Help:

Presence of initial training
Presence of textual tutoring during the game

Interaction:
Dialogue with other characters:

Poor0123456Excellent

Driving Vehicles:

Poor0123456Excellent

Explorability of environment:

Poor0123456Excellent

Memory of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Complexity of logic succession of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Number of alternative game paths for solution of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Game interface:

Presence of floating elements: Archiving of objects
Presence of floating elements: Archiving of texts
Presence of floating elements: Archiving of other documents

Technology foreseen:

3D

External hardware:

Keyborard and mouse

THE EDITOR

Is an internal Editor available for the videogame?

No

Is an external Editor available for the videogame:

No

Level of editing:
Minimum Level
(It is possible to change elements which are already present in the game) 
Graphics:

Poor0123456Excellent

Interaction:

Poor0123456Excellent

Medium Level
(It is possible to personalise environments and add/remove elements.) 
Graphics:

Poor0123456Excellent

Interaction:

Poor0123456Excellent

Maximum Level
(It is possible to personalise environments and add/remove elements.) 
Using owner script:

Poor0123456Excellent

External script coding:

Poor0123456Excellent

Type of interface:

3D

Presence of different modules:

characters,environments

Availability and location of documentation:

Tutorial,Manual

2D / 3D License:

Commercial

>Cost of software(€):

30€

Where to find it:

http://www.meristation.com/es/pc/los-sims/guia/1600651

EVALUATION
Usability potential of this game in an educational context:

Poor0123456Excellent

Explain how the videogame can be used in an educational context:

This is simulation real live game,Playing with this game students of comerce an finances should learn how to solve the daily financial situations.

Evaluator:

Name of Evaluator:

Lucía Gimeno Carsí

Role of Evaluator:

Teacher

Country:

Spain

Date of Evaluation:

22/03/2012

Blackboard: