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By University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Student Category


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2008 Finalist


Skills and Ideas Taught:  Learn to identify Wisconsin frogs by listening to their calls and becoming familiar with habitat and markings.

Goal or Challenge:  Players must listen and remember frog attributes when moving through habitats.

Primary Audience:  Wisconsin high school students

Assessment Approach:  Players are graded on how many frogs they can identify.

Description:  “I am Lonely”-The Solitary Frog’s Lament is a biology game where players learn enough about the eleven frogs and toads native to Wisconsin to identify them and their respective habitats.  Each frog in the piece has an “I am lonely” song and animation that communicates the distinctive features of the frog’s voice, markings and habitat.  Players must match their assigned frog with a mate.  The narratives about each frog incorporate elements of humor, romance and sexual innuendo which stimulate players to want to help them.

Game Engine:  Flash

Operating System:  Windows

Platform:  Personal computer

Special Hardware:  None