The HERE4YOU Minecraft world is a game series focused on the subject of hospitality in rural areas. Knowing the challenges faced by workers in the touristic sector, we created 3 games that teach how to maximize profits and visibility of hotels and restaurants in rural areas.
To address the different challenges faced by touristic operators in rural areas, namely Digital skills, language barrier and sustainability, each the HERE4YOU games tackles in a fun and interactive way
one of these challenges. Make sure you play all of them!
The skills games are:
In the game, players learn to:
In the game players learn to:
In the game players learn to:
You open the hotel to the world and… none shows up to stay in it! how is this possible? Perhaps, you should promote your facility online with a different approach!
Your manager is assigning you to set up the social media account of the hotel, do you think you can do a better job that he did? Not only, it seems like viruses have attacked your computer! It is time for you to get inside it and face the malwares face to face! Are you ready for this challenge?
Opening a hotel in such a desolated rural place did not seem like a good idea at first. Your facility is isolated and outside the major touristic circuits. But what if, all of this nature could actually become the selling point of your hotel? Let’s go craft some fun activities that can make your customers want to stay even longer at your hotel! Ever heard of archery and horse riding?
Digital Skills – Game Summary
Players are tasked to take care of the digital aspect of their hotel. First of all, they have to update the obsolete website, taking nice pictures of the facility and creating engaging posts to make the hotel more attractive for visitors. Then, after a sudden virus attack, players have to shrink and get inside their manager’s computers, facing threats such as Malware, Phishing viruses and more. After their victory, players will come back to the hotel and learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how to reply to online comments and reviews on the brand new social media page.
English Skills – Game Summary
Sustainability Skills – Game Summary
Players have to make their hotel greener implementing sustainable actions, such as changing the facility’s illumination with greener light-bulbs and set up info signs around the structure. Secondly, they are tasked to nurture the plants around their hotel, learning which ones are supposed to be cultivated in a greenhouse, outside or indoor. After that, it is time to set up some outdoor activities, such as horse riding, archery and mushroom hunting. Finally, players help the construction of solar panels at the ceiling of the hotel.
Helping students remember the order of operations has led to the term: PEMDAS. With the repeating use of the word, we aim to help students contextualize its meaning. With the combination of Minecraft mechanics with mathematical problems, we aim to present the students with a different way to approach a problem, since the traditional pen and paper might seem tedious. Tackling challenges in such a way seems less intimidating to student and therefore can rationalize their attitude towards mathematics in the classroom.
This game course integrates Game-Based Learning methods into the classroom.
Approximately 30 minutes. If a player answers a question incorrectly, the resets are quick and don’t necessitate significant replay. The game also provides a tutorial route where players who aren’t familiar with the game get a hang of the game controls.