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Europa Universalis III

Screenshot of the videogame:

Name of producer:

Paradox Interactive

Date of production:

2007

Name of Distributor:

AkelotÄ— ir Ko

Technical Requirements:

CD-ROM 4x; CPU: P4 2000 MHz; HDD Space: 850 MB; 512 MB RAM; 128MB Video RAM; OS MS Windows 98/XP SP2

Cost of product:

9 euro

Type of videogame:

Educational
Managerial
Strategy

Genre of videogame:

Historical

Type of game visual:

Isometric

DESCRIPTION OF VIDEOGAME
Player:

Single player
Multiplayer

Help:

Presence of initial training
Presence of textual tutoring during the game
Presence of avatar 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 maps

Technology foreseen:

Text
Bitmap
2D

THE EDITOR

Is an internal Editor available for the videogame?

Yes

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

Poor0123456Excellent

Interaction:

Poor0123456Excellent

Type of interface:

3D

>Cost of software(€):

9 euro

Where to find it:

www.europauniversalis3.com/

EVALUATION
Usability potential of this game in an educational context:

Poor0123456Excellent

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

This videogame is useful for history classes. The game trains the logical thinking and lets to simulate the international realations.

Evaluator:

Name of Evaluator:

Sergejus Ivanikovas

Role of Evaluator:

Teacher

Country:

Lithuania

Date of Evaluation:

14/05/2007

Blackboard:

IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra

This videogame is one of the most difficult ones. Very HArd larning curve, overhelming features, but very addictive and enriching when played (Miguel S. Xativa workshop 3)

IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra

This game is perfect for students learning history of europe. But it is very difficult, and thanks to it, they will also learn several other skills. They have to be able to balance lots of decisions Arantxa Perez