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New generation of adventure gamers

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I thought I share a sweet moment with The Bogey Man. The Wallace and Gromit shorts are quite popular with my kids, and when I finally got my hands on The Bogey Man and started it quickly to see if it worked OK (I planned to play it later that evening), one of the girls wondered into the room, recognised Wallace on the menu screen, asked me what I was doing - and in ten seconds, both girls kept asking me to play the game together. We got as far as like 10% of the game together, and they were liking it a lot, even though I had to translate to them as they don't speak English. So, as soon as they learn a little English, I already have 4 good games for them :cool:

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  • A lovely story. Proves that games aren't the devil and that 'family friendly' games aren't solely ones where you wave your arms about.

  • @sonnyregis said: A lovely story. Proves that games aren't the devil and that 'family friendly' games aren't solely ones where you wave your arms about.

    Don't forget about stepping up on the white thing.

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: I thought I share a sweet moment with The Bogey Man. The Wallace and Gromit shorts are quite popular with my kids, and when I finally got my hands on The Bogey Man and started it quickly to see if it worked OK (I planned to play it later that evening), one of the girls wondered into the room, recognised Wallace on the menu screen, asked me what I was doing - and in ten seconds, both girls kept asking me to play the game together. We got as far as like 10% of the game together, and they were liking it a lot, even though I had to translate to them as they don't speak English. So, as soon as they learn a little English, I already have 4 good games for them :cool:

    So, you played the first three Wallace and Gromit games in secret and your kids only found out the games existed when you were playing The Bogey Man?

  • @The Commissioner said: So, you played the first three Wallace and Gromit games in secret and your kids only found out the games existed when you were playing The Bogey Man?

    You can put it this way, I guess - my only excuse is that they're quite a bit below the adventure gaming age :)

    @sonnyregis: definitely agree.

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: You can put it this way, I guess - my only excuse is that they're quite a bit below the adventure gaming age :)

    @sonnyregis: definitely agree.


    How old is that? I played my first adventure at four or five years old.

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: You can put it this way, I guess - my only excuse is that they're quite a bit below the adventure gaming age :)

    Start 'em on Humongous Entertainment's Putt-Putt series. :)

  • @Rather Dashing said: How old is that? I played my first adventure at four or five years old.

    Um. I may need to reconsider my views. They're nearly five - from tomorrow on, it will be 1 hour mandatory Wallace & Gromit for each :D
    Seriously, though, they're not using the computer on their own yet. It may be time to start one of these days, I guess.

    @Rather Dashing said: Start 'em on Humongous Entertainment's Putt-Putt series. :)

    Yep, that's a good idea, if only I could find a localized version.

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: Yep, that's a good idea, if only I could find a localized version.

    Those games aren't really very dialog heavy, so they'd be easy to translate for your kids while they play. Once in a while the characters will say the basic goals but a lot of the fun kids get from those games is clicking around and watching the stuff bounce around, heh.

  • You have a good point here - I'll check upon them in the weekend :) Thanks!

  • Kids that age can do a lot more than you'd imagine. I played the first King's Quests myself when I was about 5-6 years old. Of course I didn't finish them or understood much of the plot, but I learned my first english that way. I knew how to "open door" before I could introduce myself! Working as a teacher this year has shown me that I'm not alone in that regard. What I'm trying to say is that kids seem to be able to do a lot of things if they only find it funny, and exploring an adventure game seems to work fine. Let your kids play around with Wallace & Gromit, perhaps they will pick up english along the way :)

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