KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy resident Gregory Hein is one of the founders of a new video game that recently launched. Hein and his colleagues have partnered with the National Science Foundation to develop a video game that will teach players real-life skills often overlooked in traditional avenues of education.
The game, CityofMine, is set to make a lot of waves in the gaming and education sectors. Fidelium Tech, the visionaries behind the game, was awarded a small business grant from the National Science Foundations’ SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program, which is focused on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact.
CityofMine is a Minecraft-based game that encourages players to advance by buying and selling goods, services, products, land, and resources, just like real-life entrepreneurs.
The game has a real-time economy that not only uses accurate prices but also fluctuates with actions taken in-game by players. The game also features loans with interest rates, payback periods, and uses credit scores to determine offerings available to players.
Going against the norm in the gaming industry, CityofMine™ is focused on teaching productive skills to players in a fun and creative environment.
The game is free to play and and can be found at www.cityofmine.com for early access and to learn more.