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Life .. or Death?

This game is an addition to the ‘Rough Medicine: Life & Death in the Age of Sail’ exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide South Australia

This game is an addition to the ‘Rough Medicine: Life & Death in the Age of Sail’ exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide South Australia

Life .. or Death?

by THE HISTORY TRUST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Life .. or Death?
Life .. or Death?
Life .. or Death?

What is it about?

This game is an addition to the ‘Rough Medicine: Life & Death in the Age of Sail’ exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide South Australia. The game is played on an iPhone or iPad, and features a number of scenarios which are resolved by accepting alerts which are based on the location of objects in the exhibition. Beacons, small wireless sensors which communicate with in-range mobile devices via Bluetooth, are used to instigate the alerts which prompt the user to accept or reject the use of a specific remedy.

Life .. or Death?

App Details

Version
1.1
Rating
(2)
Size
25Mb
Genre
Education
Last updated
March 10, 2015
Release date
October 14, 2014
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App Store Description

This game is an addition to the ‘Rough Medicine: Life & Death in the Age of Sail’ exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide South Australia. The game is played on an iPhone or iPad, and features a number of scenarios which are resolved by accepting alerts which are based on the location of objects in the exhibition. Beacons, small wireless sensors which communicate with in-range mobile devices via Bluetooth, are used to instigate the alerts which prompt the user to accept or reject the use of a specific remedy.

Game Play:

- Player selects a patient from the sick list.
- Player clicks 'Click to Start'
- A thermometer appears which indicates whether the player is nearby the correct remedy.
- An alert appears if the player is very close to any remedy (including the correct remedy)
- The player has the option to use the alerted remedy.
- If the player uses the correct remedy, a point is awarded.
- If the player uses the wrong remedy, no points are awarded.
- If the player fails to use the correct remedy, no points are awarded.
- If six patients have been completed (and the back button is clicked), either a 'Star surgeon' or 'Sloppy surgeon' message appears depending on the final score.

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