This is the next video in a new LearningWorks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Pupperazzi. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer Alexa for her work on this awesome video
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Today we are going to talk about Pupperazzi. This game is a first person photography game where you the player arrive on an island as the new Pupperazzo, aka, someone or something to take photos of the dogs who live there. As you complete objectives and photograph the dogs in one location, new areas will open with more complex objectives and different types of dogs. Completing objectives will earn you golden bones which can be spent on upgrading your camera lenses and purchasing film so that you can keep photographing those sweet pups. But it’s not all just taking pictures for yourself. You have a social media account that needs to be maintained. Whether you want to become instantly famous or just share a few favorite shots is up to you. Posting pictures and completing objectives will also earn you followers but beware–posting too many photos will irritate your subscribers and won’t result in more of them checking out your account. In addition to taking photos, you can also pet and play with the dogs using items you find around the area like sticks. So if you wish you could live among many adorable dogs this is the game for you!
This game is a great way to practice working memory and focusing skills. Because each objective is different, the player has to pay attention to what kind of photo is being requested. Sometimes the dog needs to be performing a specific action like holding a stick. Sometimes you need something else in the photo, like a lighthouse in the background. The player needs to pay attention to what is being asked of them and then use their working memory to realize when an opportunity for a photo comes up.
This game is also a great way to practice planning. In the game, completing objectives and taking photos will earn you “Bonks, gold dog bones which can be used to purchase items to help you become a better photographer. However, you need to use your planning skills to determine what you want to spend your money on and whether it will help you earn more bonks later on.
Which dog is your favorite in Pupperazzi? What other photography games are your favorites? We personally like New Pokemon Snap and Alba: A Wildlife Adventure. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and play throughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for more great game content at www.lw4k.com