Pennsylvania Patent of the Month – May 2023

While computer games are a growing and popular industry, some feel that most games lack educational value and fail to promote learning outside of the classroom. Habithèque Inc., an innovative company in the field of educational gaming, has recently patented an educational gaming software to combine brain health and fun.

Their latest invention is an online multiplayer simulation game that integrates educational content into an immersive gaming experience. This science fiction-based game motivates players to acquire educational skills while having fun. It incorporates knowledge related to environmental awareness and sustainable resource protection.

Players assume the roles of characters in a computer-generated virtual world. To advance, they must master educational skills relevant to the environment and resource management. The game’s virtual world consists of different locations, each with unique challenges and opportunities. Quadrants within these locations contain pods with diverse plant and animal species, allowing players to learn about biodiversity and ecosystems.

Players control their characters and use spacecraft to navigate the virtual world. They are provided with crew members and other animals to assist in completing tasks. The game follows a systematic approach to skill acquisition, starting with training tasks and progressing to mastery tasks. Successful completion of tasks allows players to modify and upgrade components within the game, reflecting their growth and achievements.

Feedback is provided when players fail to demonstrate mastery tasks, encouraging them to improve. Habithèque’s multiplayer educational game offers an entertaining and educational experience, blending entertainment and knowledge seamlessly.

Habithèque is an interpretive planning and design studio working to connect organizations, firms and individuals in the creation of dynamic spaces for education, community engagement and social change. By merging entertainment and education, the game motivates students to acquire valuable skills while exploring a science fiction-based virtual world. 

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