Wii’s Wacky Life is a simulation for players (ages 4+) to gain exposure to the responsibilities of their parents, older siblings, or young adults habitually partake in. Through use of motion sensor controls, children are able to cook, do laundry, mow the lawn, and even drive to work. By successfully performing these tasks in their most primitive form, players unlock “Wacky” versions of these mini-games, where the physics and resemblance to the real-world lack emphasis and conceptual learning is achieved while having fun. These fun styles of game play would include competition through speed, multi-player challenges, and accuracy along with a co-operative style of play intended to be performed with family and friends.
At this point, you’re probably wondering why any child would ever want to play a game that appears so chore-oriented. Believe it or not, children love to mimic the actions of their parents as I will discuss in greater detail on this website. This experience allows children to perform the same actions as adults without the abilities, safety hazards, or proper growth required to do so in a real-world setting. It is an educational game that previews adult life and responsibility. The game will also have a multiplayer component so the entire family can work together, engage in friendly competition, and make the experience more than just a simple set of mini-games.
As a child, I rarely had to work around the house and when I perform tasks such as doing laundry or cooking now in college, I look at them only as a chore and I often dread the experience altogether. My intention is for this game to create a sense of nostalgia later in life and bring enjoyment to seemingly mundane tasks. I hope this game will be able to expand into a series that frequently changes with new advances in technology and the way we perform habitual tasks.
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