LW4K Game Spotlights:

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 the game Dorfromantik. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. 

 

 

Welcome to LearningWorks for Kids Game spotlights! This is a series where we go over New and popular video games and talk about how you can use the skills you learn in-game in the real world! It’s Evan here from LearningWorks for Kids and if you like what you see consider hitting that thumbs up button. Also, subscribe to the channel and click that notification bell so you know when more videos post like this! If you want to learn more about these sorts of skills, or are interested in a class, look at LW4K.com to see our self-guided courses. These classes were created to help guide children into thinking about their skills in-game and how to bring them over to the real world!

Today we are talking about one of the most relaxing games ever made. Dorfromantik is a city-building puzzle video game developed and published by Toukana Interactive. In the game, players need to place hexagonal tiles of various biomes to create an idyllic landscape. The player is given a set amount of tiles to start. Each biome is randomly generated as you play and needs to be placed near similar tiles. As you progress, you unlock missions that consist of a specific number of a biome that needs to be added to that tile. As you complete the missions, you gain more points, which in turn means more tiles to play within that session. Completing missions also awards the player with new pieces to use and new biomes to use. If you want an excellent relaxing game to play after school or work, definitely give Dorfromantik a try!

Players will get tons of practice using their organization skills in Dorfromantik. You gain more points the bigger your world becomes. While using the tiles to match biomes together, you will see that how you organize your tiles as you place them comes in handy. Forest biomes like connecting to other forest biomes and some of their quests require you to connect them to 50 or more other trees. Town or city biomes often have just houses on them, but some have rivers or trees or fields attached. As you progress in the game and unlock more biomes, you may find that organizing your tiles early on will help your world expand.

Players will also use their planning skills in Dorfromantik. There is no hiding it in this game, planning out where your forests will go, where you would like your towns and fields, rivers, and railroad tracks, will help you gain a higher score and unlock more buildings and tiles to use to create beautiful landscapes. Planning to have fields near your ever-growing town will aesthetically be pleasing, but also helpful. Some tiles that are generated have multiple biomes on them, and knowing where some may connect will help you get more points. 

So which of these biomes is your favorite? Personally, I think the river and water biomes are beautiful. Let me know down below what you like! As always, leave a like on the video to help support the channel. Also, don’t forget that we are live on Wednesdays and would love to chat with you! Until next time though, check out all of our other videos on the channel, and our other content over on LW4K.com! 

 

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