By North Carolina State University
Skills and Ideas Taught: Chemical reactions
Goal or Challenge: Players must escape the biodome by finding all of the reactants, and combining them to form the necessary products.
Primary Audience: High school and young college students being introduced to chemistry concepts.
Assessment Approach: Players are graded as they perform the chemical reactions on time and correct placement. At the end of the level, they are given their score from A to F.
Description: Compound Reaction is about an astronaut who is forced to make an emergency landing in an abandoned biodome on a forgotten planet when his space ship runs out of fuel. After exiting his ship, he comes across the Catalyzer – a giant microscope used for combining chemicals together. He must explore the biodome, searching for reactants, upgrades, and the sad history of the planet’s colonization.
Game Engine: Unreal 2
Operating System: Windows
Platform: Personal computer
Special Hardware: None