“German: A Learning Adventure – The Mystery of the Nebra Sky Disc” is a “serious game” for learning German as a foreign language. The game makes use of the classical motifs of an adventure game. The players must contact other figures on various levels who aid art expert Vincent Mirano in solving the mystery of the Sky Disc. They assemble objects and words with the purpose of putting them to meaningful use elsewhere.
The players interact in dialogues with various figures and control the course of the action, and thus enter a simulation space that realistically recreates every-day situations. Here, knowledge of German as a foreign language can be put to practical use. As in all adventure games, the search for and combining of game elements is an important ingredient, but without the German language as sole means of communication that produces results, the mystery of the Sky Disc cannot be solved.
Learn more about and play the game at http://www.goethe.de/lrn/duw/lad/enindex.htm