Game Classification

History of Biology Spongelab Interactive (Canada), SpongeLab Interactive (Canada), 2010  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming




Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

History of Biology An internet-based mystery game to teach the history of biology:

Where is Walden Shyre... and what happened to him on the eve of the Nobel Prize Ceremony?

You've been hired as the new laboratory assistant to the two-time Nobel laureate, Dr. Walden A. Shyre. He's disappeared, and he's left you clues. He has a plan!

In the History of Biology game, you, the assistant, are required to navigate through a labyrinth of clues, objects, and internet sites trying to figure out why Dr. Shyre has disappeared. What secret project was he working on? Who might be after him and are they after you too? Hidden amongst the history of biology, Dr. Shyre has left clues and puzzles to unlock the secrets of his most important and controversial research ever.

History of Biology is an interactive, online science scavenger hunt where students experience the history of biology, through the people and the impact their discoveries had on, and continues to have on, our culture, society, politics, economics, and ethics. Starting in the 17th Century, with the invention of microscopes and the first descriptions of microscopic life, users complete weekly missions and solve puzzles by researching the lives and scientific discoveries of over 20 scientists. Users progress through a rich story-line driven game that parallels the scientific timeline of discovery. The game content takes users through the cell theory, microscopes, classification, evolution, mechanisms of heredity, the central dogma of genetics, the genomics revolution and where biological science is heading in the near future.

Distribution : Internet - Commercial
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash)