Tuesday, 10 June 2008

P5 Games Based Learning

P5 pupils have spent time in their ICT lessons investigating the simulation Rollercoaster Tycoon. This game, which is rather old now, is an excellent means of showing how game play can work within the curriculum.

Students have to design a theme park from scratch, planning where the rides are positioned and ensuring they have the funds to purchase them. They also need to manage the staff, ensuring there are enough to run the establishment, co-ordinate publicity, set a research budget and manage their finances.

The type of organisational, planning and strategic skills outlined above are crucial if players are to succeed in Rollercoaster Tycoon... in fact, these skills are pretty crucial in the real world too!

As part of their work, P5 students are also carrying out tasks in Literacy, using the game as a stimulus for writing. In may ways this is similar(not quite on the same level!) to the groundbreaking work carried out by Tim Rylands in the UK using the computer game Myst.

From next year all year groups at Kellett will have a simulation/game playing module built into their ICT studies, with Key Stage Three students looking at elements of games design too.

There is a groundswell of opinion amongst experts that this type of work will become far more common in schools. Influential voices such as Marc Prensky and Derek Robertson are keen advocates of games based learning and research studies looking at the use of games such as Dr Kawashima and Nintendogs are already taking place now.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Name: Annabelle

Total visitors: 375
Rating:

What I did well: I got a lot of visitors and my rating was quite high. I was able to buy a lot rides because I had an enough money.


How I could improve my Park: I think I could have planned a bit more.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put the easy going rides first and put lavatories next to big rides. I didn’t put food and drink stands next to exhilarating rides. My strategy was to develop the ride slowly.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; my one piece would be to plan well or you might find yourself slipping into chaos.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that rollercoaster tycoon helps you develop certain skills that help you in everyday life such as planning, choosing good strategies, managing different tasks and thinking ahead.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Edgar

Total visitors: 250
Rating: 791

What I did well: I think I did well by receiving the cleanest park in the country award


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by making the pathways better organized


What important strategies I used during the game: I read the messages that the message sender sent me and tried to fix the problems


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; I would advise them to listen to the messages and constantly check their park rating.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that rollercoaster tycoon is an educational game that teaches you how to manage money.

Anonymous said...

Name: Kara

Total visitors: 375
Rating: ?

What I did well: I got quite a lot of visitors and I was able to buy many rides and attractions, but still had enough money to pay staff and paint all of the attractions.

How I could improve my Park: I could have had more toilets and other important facilities (food stalls, benches, walkways).

What important strategies I used during the game: It wasn’t easy attracting guest to the park, but I always tried to remember ‘important’ features. Start with easy rides then go on to the bigger ones; put the lavatories next to the big ones…


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; don’t just blow the bank on the huge rollercoaster’s and rides, think about planning or else you can find yourself completely lost!


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them it helps you manage finances, planning, and attractive features. These things can help you in everyday life and it is very enjoyable and most of all, fun.

Anonymous said...

Name: Kara

Total visitors: 375
Rating: ?

What I did well: I got quite a lot of visitors and I was able to buy many rides and attractions, but still had enough money to pay staff and paint all of the attractions.

How I could improve my Park: I could have had more toilets and other important facilities (food stalls, benches, walkways).

What important strategies I used during the game: It wasn’t easy attracting guest to the park, but I always tried to remember ‘important’ features. Start with easy rides then go on to the bigger ones; put the lavatories next to the big ones…


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; don’t just blow the bank on the huge rollercoaster’s and rides, think about planning or else you can find yourself completely lost!


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them it helps you manage finances, planning, and attractive features. These things can help you in everyday life and it is very enjoyable and most of all, fun.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Edgar

Total visitors: 250
Rating: 791

What I did well: I think I did well by receiving the cleanest park in the country award


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by making the pathways better organized


What important strategies I used during the game: I read the messages that the message sender sent me and tried to fix the problems


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; I would advise them to listen to the messages and constantly check their park rating.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that rollercoaster tycoon is an educational game that teaches you how to manage money.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Timothy

Total visitors: I got the required amount.
Rating: I got the required amount.

What I did well: I think I did well reaching the requirements in the first lesson.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by making sure I knew what I was doing before I did it.

What important strategies I used during the game: I listened to the messages and made the most profitable and easy solutions to the problem.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; always listen to your messages and plan were you locate projects.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I would tell them that rollercoaster is educational and is important for
real-life.

Anonymous said...

Name: Emma

Total visitors:250
Rating:

What I did well: I got a lot of guests and I think they liked the park.


How I could improve my Park: I could have added a few more toilets and put in some more thrilling rides.


What important strategies I used during the game: My strategy was to make sure my guests were happy by attending to their every need.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Start off with slow rides because you are new so leave more complex rides for later.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Roller Coaster Tycoon is a fun way to learn about strategic methods, therefore it is educational.

Anonymous said...

Name: Maegan

Total visitors: 210
Rating: 520

What I did well: I kept on getting more and more visitors and they seemed to enjoy the park while they were there.


How I could improve my Park: I should have got more staff, more rides and more utilities so my customers could enjoy every bit of my park.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put my price up for the entrance of the park when I received an award for the worst price of the entrance of the park and when more visitors came into my park.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; the advice that I would give to new players is that they should think and plan before they do it.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that I am actually learning about simulation strategies and you have to think a lot before you do anything otherwise you might end up making a huge mistake.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Thomas .H.

Total visitors:220
Rating:566

What I did well: I kept my park in shape my visitors were very impressed.


How I could improve my Park: More safer rides and more toilets.


What important strategies I used during the game: you haft to make shore you have staff in your park e.g.: handy man.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Always buy cheap rides first.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
No because you can discover different strategies.

allison said...

Name: Allison

Total visitors:410
Rating:
What I did well: I started at a low price and when more guests came into the park I increased the price a bit more.


How I could improve my Park: I could of added a couple more utilities and drink stores.


What important strategies I used during the game: My strategy was to make sure guest were happy and were happy.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Start off with the slow rides and them build up the more complex rides for later.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Roller coaster is a fun and educational way to learn.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Ellen

Total visitors: 250
Rating:

What I did well: I attracted a lot of visitors to my park and made a lot of money.


How I could improve my Park: I Think I could have planed it more and thought about it.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put easy going rides first and then started to add bigger rides.

The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; put toilets near popular rides and benches near food stands. Make shore that you at lest have 3 rides before opening your park so your guests are occupied


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Rollercoaster tycoon is a way of children seeing what it is like to manage somthing.

Anonymous said...

Name: Samuel
Total visitors: 19
Rating: 768
What I did well: I made the park “really clean and tidy.
How I could improve my Park: I could hire more obedient mechanics.
What important strategies I used during the game: I got rid of the merry-go-round when the mechanic was too lazy to fix it.
The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is: to make sure your mechanics are doing what you want them to.
If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that I wasn’t wasting time because I had been told to work on RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Anniqa

Total visitors: I had 215 visitors
Rating: My rating was 673

What I did well: I think I planned my park quite well and how I placed my rides and facilities was good. I thought I had achieved my goals for the first lesson.


How I could improve my Park: I think I could have improved my park by arranging the paths to rides a bit clearer.


What important strategies I used during the game: The important strategies I used were planning everything I did looking at what had been said about my park on the bottom of the screen and having good prices for everything. My strategy was developing the park slowly always start with small rides and build up. I would suggest you make your price about $15.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Always check the bottom of your screen to see what has been said about your park ,remember to get staff and all important facilities.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I don’t think its is a waist of time, It sounds like a waste of time if you say it’s a game but it teaches you a lot of things you need to know like strategies and how to handle things reasonably.

Anonymous said...

Name: Ellen

Total visitors: 250
Rating:

What I did well: I attracted a lot of visitors to my park and made a lot of money.


How I could improve my Park: I Think I could have planed it more and thought about it.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put easy going rides first and then started to add bigger rides.

The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; put toilets near popular rides and benches near food stands. Make shore that you at lest have 3 rides before opening your park so your guests are occupied


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Rollercoaster tycoon is a way of children seeing what it is like to manage somthing.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Harry

Total visitors: 450
Rating: 810

What I did well: I kept all the things you need to stay there for a night and all the rides where very safe .I was able to buy the new ride attraction and keep all my people have a fun day.

How I could improve my Park: I will put some more toilets and buy the new ride attraction.


What important strategies I used during the game: I did what the people told me to and did what they said.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Do not have any money, and buy the rides.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? No because I found new strategies.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Albert

Total visitors: 333
Rating: 823

What I did well: I think I organized the park quite well and made it very safe.


How I could improve my Park: I could have improved my park by putting 1 or 2 more toilets in it.


What important strategies I used during the game: One very important strategy I used was looking at the message boards below so I knew what was going on.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Make sure your admission fee is quite low e.g. £15.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them it is not only educational it is also very fun.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: James Ca

Total visitors: 7
Rating: 522

What I did well: I made my park cheap and gradually the price got higher and higher because the visitors wanted the price higher.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by not using all my rides at once.


What important strategies I used during the game: the strategy I used was the get all the rides in at once, but that didn’t work.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; the one piece of advice I would give is to make your price to about $15 at first and make the price higher when the visitors comment.



If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would say that that is kind of silly because you can learn even from a game and you have to have a little fun after a while.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Tegan

Total visitors:?
Rating:?

What I did well: I didn’t really do very well and I actually had lots of lost guests.


How I could improve my Park: I could have paused the game more and thought about the organization.


What important strategies I used during the game: I don’t think I was very organized, I didn’t have any strategies and I kept on freaking out and forgetting about the pause button.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; always remember to pause and think about what you are doing.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that the game was quite educational and, although this isn’t a very good argument, it is fun.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Juliet

Total visitors: 567
Rating: 823

What I did well: I had food faculties for my guests and made my park clean and tidy for my guests.


How I could improve my Park: I think that I could have improved my park by having a tram going round the park for my guests to use.


What important strategies I used during the game: I had pretty organized strategies because my park was clean and tidy.



The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; to make your guests happy and to set your price at a reasonably price.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that Roller coaster Tycoon is an educational game and gives you advice to make a real park.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Isobel

Total visitors: 217
Rating: 691

What I did well: I think I did a good job placing my rides in certain places.
I also got a lot of ratings and a lot of visitors.

How I could improve my Park: I could have stopped the game more often
And thought about what I was going to do.


What important strategies I used during the game: I checked my rating to see if it went down and if it did I tried to make it higher.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; always pause the game and think about what you’re going to do before you do it because it might end up all in a big muddle.



If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them
That I’m not wasting my time it will actually help me when I’m older so I know strategies to help me.

Anonymous said...

Name: Nicholas

Total visitors: The total amount of visitors I had were 858
Rating: My park rating was around 598

What I did well: I attracted lots of guests really quickly in my park.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by working on the paths because they were to confusing.

What important strategies I used during the game: The strategy I used was trying to put as many rides down as possible.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; the one piece of advice I would give to players is to try to get as many visitors as possible.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it’s a really hard strategy game and its hard work!!!

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Charlie D.

Total visitors: 496 guests
Rating: 850

What I did well: I planed out my park well so all my guests could find their way around.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my paths and where they go and how thick they are.


What important strategies I used during the game: I used the strategy where you do calm rides at the entrance and gradually get more thrilling rides.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Don’t get to many thrilling rides because lots of people will get sick and throw up all over the path.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would say this game is very challenging and you need good strategies to get good park ratings.

Anonymous said...

Name: Francesca

Total visitors: 786
Rating:897

What I did well: I made sure I had the paths clean and that the guests were happy with rides also I worked well by getting my goal


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park on the layout and I bought some land which made it a mess.


What important strategies I used during the game: Some of the important strategies that I used during were by getting the gentle rides in first then the fast rides also by not putting the fast rides at the front


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Roller coaster tycoon is not a game it’s a brain teaser that makes you think a lot.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? this is not a game it’s a puzzle that makes you think extremely hard on where to place things.

Anonymous said...

Name: Oliver k

Total visitors: 271
Rating: 800

What I did well: I planned out how my park would be set out and were everything would be.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by adding bigger main paths that connect to all the rides.


What important strategies I used during the game: Keep you visitors happy and make sure you have lots of mechanics.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; read the tutorial I will help you a lot and build one ride at a time.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that rollercoaster tycoon is very good game for you future jobs and it teaches you about business life.

Anonymous said...

Name: Kieran

Total visitors: 330.

Rating: 776.

What I did well: I gave it lots of information kiosks and I only put in gentle rides.

How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by adding more ‘tough rides’ because I think that some people dislike the gentle rides.


What important strategies I used during the game: My strategy was to set up the rides and stuff in the proper places like I put bins by the food courts.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; A piece of advice was to put toilets next to the ‘tough rides’
and food courts away from them.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that they were right but if I haven’t completed it, I’d say that it is true but I need to complete my goal.

Anonymous said...

Name: Leah

Total visitors: 188
Rating: 801

What I did well: I made sure that the park was neat and tidy.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by putting a big roller coaster in my park.


What important strategies I used during the game: I made all the rides free.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Make sure the rides are safe and make sure you have a cleaner and a entertainer.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that Rollercoaster Tycoon helps you be responsible for your own park.

Anonymous said...

Name: Edward

Total visitors: 347
Rating: 644

What I did well: I planned out my park well and I had a main path running through my park.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by having more thrill rides and more scenery.


What important strategies I used during the game: An important strategy I used was having junior rides at the front and thrill rides at the back.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; make sure you have lots of mechanics in your park because rides often brake down.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it is a game that needs planning and thinking.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Cameron

Total visitors: 384 people came to my park.
Rating: my rating was 733

What I did well: I think I did well on the planning and were I put the rides


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by putting toilets in the park .


What important strategies I used during the game: I didn’t put to many thriller rides at the start .


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; buy lots of staff to fix your rids


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I am not wasting my time it’s a hard game to play and plan

Anonymous said...

Name: Josh

Total visitors: 401 visitors.
Rating: 802 is my park rating.

What I did well: what I think I did well was mowing the grass, cleaning up the vomit, fixing all my rides and last of all keeping all my visitors pleased.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by buying much more land.


What important strategies I used during the game: the strategy I used was keeping my paths wide so that more people can come through at once.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; keeping your paths wide so that more people can come through at once.



If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it is fun and that it helps you improve your architectural designing.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: David

Total visitors: 383 people are in my park.
Rating: 806 is my rating.

What I did well: I think I did well on planning and sorting out all the things that I did wrong.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by buying more handy man and mechanics.


What important strategies I used during the game: My important strategies were keeping space by curving up the paths.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; my advice is to buy loads of staff and curving up paths.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that I wasn’t wasting but playing hard and actually learning something.

Avani said...

Name: Avani

Total visitors: 776
Rating: 817

What I did well: I made sure that the park was clean and that the guests were very happy. I hired lots of staff so the park was a clean and safe place.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by making the paths some what wider and put in more thrilling rides. I could also buy more land so I could fit in more thrilling rides.


What important strategies I used during the game: Some of them were to keep the simple rides in the front of the park and the more thrilling rides at the back. Plus I had to keep the bathrooms next to the thrilling ride, and the food/drink stores next to the simple rides.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; to hire a lot of cleaners and handy men because the rides brake down easily and the park gets dirty quickly to.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them I wasn’t because Roller Coaster tycoon is a game that you have to think about to get it right.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Ravin

Total visitors: 354
Rating: 691

What I did well: I put the rides in a suitable place, and I gave information kiosks and drinking and eating shops next to the gentle rides whereby I put toilets next to the ‘tough rides’.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by claiming land and then build new rides.


What important strategies I used during the game: My strategies were to put the gentle rides first and the ‘tough rides’ last.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; to put gentle rides first and ‘tough rides’ last. Always put toilets next to ‘tough rides’ and information kiosks.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it is a very hard game to play.

Graham said...

Name: Graham

Total visitors:633
Rating:695

What I did well: I gave lots of food stalls and souvenir shops.


How I could improve my Park: I could not having one path down the middle.


What important strategies I used during the game: I started with gentle rides and then got on to the bigger rides at the back.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; take the comments that the guests made into account.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? We are not Wasting time playing because it is a simulator.

Anonymous said...

Name: Graham

Total visitors:633
Rating:695

What I did well: I gave lots of food stalls and souvenir shops.


How I could improve my Park: I could not having one path down the middle.


What important strategies I used during the game: I started with gentle rides and then got on to the bigger rides at the back.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; take the comments that the guests made into account.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? We are not Wasting time playing because it is a simulator.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Isabella

Total visitors: 446
Rating: 851

What I did well: What I think I did well was giving the park a nice scenery, setting it out, supplies, and giving the people who went to my park a good day out


How I could improve my Park: I think I could have made more rides for all ages especially older children.


What important strategies I used during the game: I think one of the really good strategies I used was setting it out with like toilets, Burger Bars, Ice-cream shops etc, etc, etc……


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; you have to set it out quite carefully. For example putting slow rides at the front of the park and thrilling rides at the back.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them we were concentrating on Simulation, and it was work.

Avani said...

Name: Avani

Total visitors: 776
Rating: 817

What I did well: I made sure that the park was clean and that the guests were very happy. I hired lots of staff so the park was a clean and safe place.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by making the paths some what wider and put in more thrilling rides. I could also buy more land so I could fit in more thrilling rides.


What important strategies I used during the game: Some of them were to keep the simple rides in the front of the park and the more thrilling rides at the back. Plus I had to keep the bathrooms next to the thrilling ride, and the food/drink stores next to the simple rides.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; to hire a lot of cleaners and handy men because the rides brake down easily and the park gets dirty quickly to.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them I wasn’t because Roller Coaster tycoon is a game that you have to think about to get it right.

Anonymous said...

Name: Graham

Total visitors:633
Rating:695

What I did well: I gave lots of food stalls and souvenir shops.


How I could improve my Park: I could not having one path down the middle.


What important strategies I used during the game: I started with gentle rides and then got on to the bigger rides at the back.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; take the comments that the guests made into account.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? We are not Wasting time playing because it is a simulator.

Anonymous said...

Name: Lauren S.

Total visitors: 428
Rating: 672

What I did well: I got 2 awards 1 for having the tidiest park and number 2 for having the safest park.


How I could improve my Park: I could have used more exiting rides and had more toilets and food shops.


What important strategies I used during the game: I used the cleaners to clean up.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Do not have food shops by thrill rides


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? That actually I am working on a very difficult game so I am not wasting my time.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Sonas

Total visitors:
Rating: 619

What I did well: I thought that I spread out the rides well because people could get to them easily.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by adding more staff and more rides that were thrilling.


What important strategies I used during the game: The important strategies I used were adding fun rides, lots of cleaners so the park would be clean and entertainers so people would be happy.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; I used during the game: The important stages I could use in the game are to get mechanics cleaners and entertainers when you first start.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I would tell them that I wasn’t wasting my time and that the game was hard to master and I was trying my hardest.

Anonymous said...

Name: Phoebe

Total visitors:286
Rating: My park rating was 767.

What I did well: I thought I did not confuse the visitors by doing paths twisty and windy and I set out the park well. I also put park benches and resting places and fountains for the children. I had ten entertainers so that children were happy, I had six janitors so the park was clean and seven mechanics so rides would not break down.


How I could improve my Park: I could have improved my park by putting in more utilities such as bins. I also could have put the toilets in more convenient places like behind rollercoasters.


What important strategies I used during the game: One thing I always remembered to do was make sure the paths are set out well so that people don’t get lost and I had lots of entertainers so children were happy.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Hire lots of staff, and think about the layout of your park.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I would tell them I am not wasting my time, I am working very hard towards my responsibility of a park owner.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Katherine

Total visitors: 311
Rating: 615

What I did well: I thought that I balanced out the different rides and that they were easy to get to. Also I think that my staff was pretty good because they always fixed rides or cleaned up instead of buying themselves a drink.


How I could improve my Park: I would improve my park by having more information stands because lots of people couldn’t get out.


What important strategies I used during the game: I used a strategy of putting the food stores near the the little rides and toilets near the big rides , it really helped.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; I would tell them that they would need to make wide paths so it would be easier for the people to walk, also make sure the rides are the right way round otherwise it would be hard to get in and out of the rides.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that we were playing a educational game that is full of testing challenges that you have to succeed.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Natalie

Total visitors:
Rating:

What I did well: I thought I did my paths well because they were wide and a lot of people could get to the thing they want to get to quicker and they weren’t twisty. I have a place were it for sitting and eating, drinking and relaxing. I liked the way I set out my park with the really scary rollercoaster’s at the back and the rides quite scary in the middle and the gentle rides at the front. I liked the amount of entertainers.


How I could improve my Park:
I could improve my park by having more mechanics and guards.

What important strategies I used during the game:
One of the strategies I used during the game was to keep the paths simple and have lots of staff.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; be careful were you put your entrance and don’t spend all your money on rides and food at the beginning.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I would tell them that rollercoaster tycoon is a serious game the helps you develop skills.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Natalie

Total visitors:
Rating:

What I did well: I thought I did my paths well because they were wide and a lot of people could get to the thing they want to get to quicker and they weren’t twisty. I have a place were it for sitting and eating, drinking and relaxing. I liked the way I set out my park with the really scary rollercoaster’s at the back and the rides quite scary in the middle and the gentle rides at the front. I liked the amount of entertainers.


How I could improve my Park:
I could improve my park by having more mechanics and guards.

What important strategies I used during the game:
One of the strategies I used during the game was to keep the paths simple and have lots of staff.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; be careful were you put your entrance and don’t spend all your money on rides and food at the beginning.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I would tell them that rollercoaster tycoon is a serious game the helps you develop skills.

Anonymous said...

Name: Nicolette

Total visitors:
Rating:

What I did well: I made my park clean, as I had a couple of genitors in my park. I also had a couple of mechanics so my park would be safe.


How I could improve my Park: I think I could improve my park by installing some more rides and making my park’s path not as complicated as it is. I also think I could improve my planning.


What important strategies I used during the game: I tried to put the easier rides in the front of the park and then I started to gradually get to the more thrilling rides in the back of the park.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is;
Is always keep the toilets near the thrilling rides.

If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? No, this game is very hard to get right

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Calvin

Total visitors: 829
Rating: 1020

What I did well: I got my park rating pretty high and I had a heep of visitors and got a lot of awards.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my amount of land and decrease the amount of people feeling sick.


What important strategies I used during the game: I used the strategy when you put all the gentle rides first.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Don’t make all the rides cost a lot of money especially the gentle ones.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that you have to use a lot of strategy to survive and it is very fun.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Joe

Total visitors: I forgot
Rating:

What I did well: I think I did well in spacing my park out.


How I could improve my Park: I think I could have put rubbish bins out, not put food stalls next to the “wild rollercoaster” ride and make paths bigger.


What important strategies I used during the game: My strategy was to start by building most of the gentle rides first near the front of the park and then put the trill rides next and then the rollercoaster’s.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; If you have to put a food stall next to a ride try and put it next to gentle ride.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would say it’s not a waste of time it uses your brain in using strategy and anyway it’s fun!

Lauren said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Lauren

Total visitors: 360
Rating: 620

What I did well: I think my layout of my park was quite good and I had
A reasonable amount of rides. I had a few rides for younger people and a few rides for older people.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by hiring more mechanics and a few more staff.


What important strategies I used during the game: the strategies that I used were to have food away from the rides and toilets near the ride. I also put the small rides in the park before the roller coasters.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; the piece of advice I would give to new players is to make sure you don’t make the paths to narrow. Make sure you don’t charge to much to get in to the park at the beginning.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that roller coaster tycoon is a hard game to control as you have to make sure your rides are safe, make sure people don’t get lost.

Anonymous said...

Name: Isobel

Total visitors: 310
Rating: 670

What I did well: I think my park layout was one of the best layouts because every thing was so easy to find.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by keeping my park safe and helping the guest find there way round the park.


What important strategies I used during the game: The strategies I used where the rides where close to the toilets so if any one was sick or needed the toilet they could go and I kept the food away from the roller coasters.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; To make your paths quite wide so all the guests can fit all along the path and don’t charge to much to get into a ride otherwise less guests will come on the ride.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that roller coaster tycoon is a hard game and we are not wasting time we are learning about the different wages and what you have to do to get your guests happy.

Anonymous said...

Name: Nick

Total visitors: 669
Rating: 827

What I did well: I think I put the rides in the right places because I put the gentle rides at the front and the thrill rides at the back.


How I could improve my Park: I think I could improve my park by putting the food stalls further away from the roller coasters. I could also put more rubbish bins and toilets near the food stalls.


What important strategies I used during the game: The important strategies I used during the game when there was rubbish all over the paths I sent cleaners to clean them up. I also read peoples minds so if the people wanted to go home I put them at the entrance. Also, if someone wanted to go on a thrilling ride I put them in a thrilling ride queue.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; For advice I would tell people to put the gentle rides in the front and the thrill rides at the back.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? If someone told me that roller coaster tycoon was a waste of ICT time I would tell them it was not and this is why; You have to use the money wisely and you also have to control all of the illegal actions by putting security guards where there are blank walls because some people do graffiti on the walls. Also you have to hire janitors to clean up the messes. It can also be hard to manage the money because you have to make a reasonable price with each ride.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Lucie

Total visitors: 309
Rating: 630

What I did well: I put all the free parks at the front and then started higher my park price.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by setting all the paths out and the money amount was a problem.


What important strategies I used during the game: I used the strategies of getting really good prices and really fast rides that make all the costumers happy


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; My advice to you is that you should always put the slow rides near the front and the really fast rides at the back of the park. And put the food, drinks and toilets in the middle.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it is not as easy as it looks because you have to think about all the money, the gusts, the rating and the helpers you hired.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Hunter

Total visitors: 564
Rating: 841

What I did well: what I did best was keeping the rides and the park safe.


How I could improve my Park: how could improve my park is not putting food stalls near the roller coaster and having more staff.


What important strategies I used during the game: my important strategies was putting gentle rides first and them roller coasters


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; make sure you have gentle rides and have lots handy men and engineers also put lots of rubbish bins.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? That it like very hard educational.

Anonymous said...

Name: Piper

Total visitors: 236
Rating: 805

What I did well: I think I set out my park well because all the gentle rides were at the beginning, and the more crazy rides near the back.
I also was awarded an award for the safest park in the country and an award for the tidiest park in the country!


How I could improve my Park: I think I could have planned my paths better, because sometimes people got stuck.


What important strategies I used during the game: Some of my important strategies were to make sure I had lots of mechanics to help if rides broke down. I also had many entertainers so that you never got bored waiting for a ride.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is;
I think Rollercoaster Tycoon would do better if they gave instructions on how to run the park, before you began playing.

If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I’d tell them I wasn’t wasting time in ICT, what we are doing is actually difficult. If they tried I’m sure they would see that we did have to cope with difficulties whilst running our park.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Georgina

Total visitors: 120
Rating: 125

What I did well: I got an award for being the safest park in the country and I didn’t use up to much money on the park.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve the park by not making the paths to the rides to complicated and get more entertainers.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put the much slower rides near the front and then do the other rides at the back and not charging so much money on the people.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; always make sure you put the toilets near the faster rides.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that this game is very interesting and you learn how to make things better.

Anonymous said...

Name Thomas

Total visitors: 450
Rating: 460

What I did well: make money


How I could improve my Park: make people give me more money


What important strategies I used during the game: nice ride at first then existing rides.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is ;When it rains I can get umbrella for people to take cover.

If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Keep playing.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Oliver

Total visitors: 917
Rating: 896

What I did well: I thought I planned my park very well such as when I made on of my rollercoaster’s go 60mph; it went flying off the end! But when I added to it and tried again it worked! I also did well by gaining all the best awards and unlocking the: Bumbly Beach scenario.


How I could improve my Park: I could have improved my park by making less dead-ends and more paths that lead to somewhere!


What important strategies I used during the game: Some of the good strategies I used in the game were: I always kept my cash amount over 20,000 pounds and I hired at leased 6 handymen, guards and mechanics.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; when you are starting a park ask the bank for the maximum cash they can give you and hire at leased 6 handymen, guards and mechanics.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that I was not playing any random game, and I was playing a game of strategy and education.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Lucas

Total visitors: 230
Rating: 804

What I did well: What I did well was that I managed to make my rollercoaster’s very successful and I got lots of money because of that.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by adding more rides


What important strategies I used during the game: My strategy was to make quite a lot of rollercoaster’s at the back so that you can gai9n a bit more money..



The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; When it rains buy a shop that sells Umbrellas so that when it rains you may get more money.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them?
I would tell them that it’s not too much of a game of fun it’s a bit more of a game of strategy.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Henry

Total visitors: 626
Rating: 820

What I did well: I managed to make the entire park very clean by putting bins every where and no one got lost because my paths were very easy to follow.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve it by hiring more staff and by putting more scenery to make my park better looking.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put all of the gentle rides near the entrance and the fast roller coasters near the back of the park.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is: You should make lots of easy to follow paths so people do not get lost and do not put food places near fast rides or lots of people will puke!


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it teaches us about money and how to learn how to own a nice theme park.

Anonymous said...

Name Thomas

Total visitors: 450
Rating: 460

What I did well: make money


How I could improve my Park: make people give me more money


What important strategies I used during the game: nice ride at first then existing rides.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is ;When it rains I can get umbrella for people to take cover.

If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Grat job keep going

Anonymous said...

Name: Matthew

Total visitors: 605
Rating: 805

What I did well: I made a lot of cool rides and made the park clean. I got good value and the most careful in the park


How I could improve my Park: I think I should have more toilets, rubbish bins and some benches.


What important strategies I used during the game: I have putted a lot of the little rids close to the entrance and the humungous rids at the end. The food bar should be in the middle.



The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; you should not put the food bar next to the humongous rids, you should not make the path lost


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? Playing rollercoaster tycoon is really fun because you can make cool rids and play with the people.

Anonymous said...

Rollercoaster Tycoon Evaluation

Name: Charlie

Total visitors: 876
Rating: 851

What I did well: I thought I did my planning well because Mr. Dawes talked about the path organization of Disney land and so did my planning that way. I also got 7 park awards such as Tidiest park award X2, cleanest park award, safest park award X2, Best value park award and the most organized park award.


How I could improve my Park: I could have improved my amount of food stalls etc. and organize my mechanic and handymen better.


What important strategies I used during the game: My important strategy was that the gentle rides were at the front and the roller coasters at the back.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; organize your paths, organize your layout. Also to think about what you are doing with your money and to keep an eye on your park rating.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them it is a game that can help you design a park if you want to design parks or it’s like real life of a park.

Anonymous said...

Name: Clara

Total visitors: 666
Rating: 875

What I did well: I think that I did well in the space of the park
and the amount of soft rides and rollercoaster’s in the space that I had.
I have also got an award for “The safest park in the country”.

How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by buying more space and start putting up advertisements. I also think I should get more
guards and mechanics.

What important strategies I used during the game: I used the strategy of putting the softest rides at the front of the park, and putting the most
wild rollercoaster’s at the back.

The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; If that player’s park didn’t have that much space I would tell
them that they should buy more land, and if that person’s park didn’t have much guests, I would tell them to get more rollercoaster’s.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it’s not a waste of time, it helps you get a job.

Anonymous said...

Name: Clara

Total visitors: 666
Rating: 875

What I did well: I think that I did well in the space of the park
and the amount of soft rides and rollercoaster’s in the space that I had.
I have also got an award for “The safest park in the country”.

How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park by buying more space and start putting up advertisements. I also think I should get more
guards and mechanics.

What important strategies I used during the game: I used the strategy of putting the softest rides at the front of the park, and putting the most
wild rollercoaster’s at the back.

The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; If that player’s park didn’t have that much space I would tell
them that they should buy more land, and if that person’s park didn’t have much guests, I would tell them to get more rollercoaster’s.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell them that it’s not a waste of time, it helps you get a job.

Anonymous said...

Name: Poppy

Total visitors: 260
Rating: 526

What I did well: I think what I did well was, put the small rides at the
Front.

How I could improve my Park: I think I could have planned my paths
more carefully.


What important strategies I used during the game: I put the small and free rides at the front.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; Put the small and free rides at the front!


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon what would you say; We are having a good challenge.

Anonymous said...

Name: Ben

Total visitors: 901
Rating: 972

What I did well: I did well at filling up the space in my park and satisfying
my visitors by building more food stalls.


How I could improve my Park: I could improve my park my park by making my fee to get in more expensive because they said it was to cheap.


What important strategies I used during the game: my piece a advice is that start with a low entrance fee and make it more expensive slowly.


The ONE piece of advice I would give to players new to Rollercoaster Tycoon is; That if something is small and poplar build it twice and raise the fee so more people can ride and you can make more money.


If somebody told you that you were wasting time in ICT playing Rollercoaster Tycoon, what would you tell them? I would tell the that is not a waist of time because you must find a strategy you will not make progress or have fun.