Friday, January 3, 2014
SpaceTeam is an interesting cooperative game 2- 4 people on mobile devices. The object of the game is to turn on and off various buttons, knobs and switches. Nothing complicated, but there is a time limit to each command. If you don't complete an action in time your panel starts to fall apart and you have to fix it. There is one more component, the commands you get are not for your panel, but for one of the people playing with you, so you have to complete actions based on what someone else tells you, and also tell the other players what to do at the same time.
I can see this type of game being an excellent way to build a classroom community, as well as communication skills. There is an amount of literacy skills involved, as the names of the components on the panels are mostly technically sounding nonsense words, but I do think most students could be successful at it. It would be a fun way to have students to learn how to work cooperatively. You can give it a try here for free!
Space Team (iOS)
Space Team (Android)