Ayiti: The Cost of Life
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Ayiti: The Cost of Life

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In this game developed for Unicef, players guide a Haitian family of five through their struggle to survive with limited resources and few opportunities to better themselves. The game forces players to balance the health, education, and happiness of each player, while trying to prevent the family from going into debt.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: May 01, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 22, 2014
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  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Good quality material; may be reviewed
    avg: 4 rating
  • User review 3.5 average rating
  • User Rating: 3.5 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (4)
  • Accessibility Info (none)

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Darby Proctor
7 years ago

Darby Proctor (Faculty)

This is a great way to show he difficulty of living in poverty. Unlike the other reviewer, I found the controls very intuitive. It is a basic game, but gets the point across.

Avatar for Rita Valade
7 years ago

Rita Valade (Faculty)

Difficult to navigate... does not seem naturally intuitive.