Game Classification

Who is Oscar Lake? Jersey Cow Software, Language Publications Interactive, 1996  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





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


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old / 8 to 11 years old
General Public


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

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Who is Oscar Lake? is a point-and-click adventure game with FMV sequences that aims to teach a foreign language. Several versions are available, both for the language to be learned (e.g. German, Spanish and French), and the learner's mother tongue.

The player assumes the role of a traveller to a foreign country, and is accused of stealing a priceless diamond. The police thinks the player is Oscar Lake, a notorious thief, and only through thorough investigations and interactive conversations can his innocence be proven. All conversations are in the foreign language, and have several options that lead to a different outcome and eventually different endings. The game has over 1200 vocabulary words.

Built-in tools like a dictionary provide help for the player, and it is possible to record voices and listen to native speakers pronounce words and phrases. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Macintosh - PC (Windows)