Most frequently asked questions are below.
- What grade level are your games?
- Does this game run on Mac/ Windows/ iPad/ Chromebook/ Android?
- Are your games only for schools?
- What math is taught in your games?
- I bought a game online. Where is it?
- I was playing Forgotten Trail and all of a sudden it asked me to login, then took me to a different spot in the game.
- I was playing Forgotten Trail and it looks like the game crashed between levels.
- How do I get the cards to use for your augmented reality apps?
- Are your games only for indigenous kids?
1. What age group plays your games?
About 90% of our players are aged 8-14 years old, that is, in third through eighth grade.
2. Does this game run on Mac/ Windows/ iPad/ Chromebook/ Android?
We have games that run on iPad, Android, Mac, Windows and Chromebook but as of now not all games run on all operating systems. We are continually updating our support. We aim to have all games running on iPad, Android, Windows and Mac. See details below.
- iPad: We have 12 games for iPad – Aztech: The Story Begins, Aztech: Meet the Maya, Counting by Two Languages, Fish Lake Adventure, Fish Lake Beginnings, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Lakota, Making Camp Premium, Making Camp Premium Edu, Making Camp:Bilingual, Math: The Universal Language AR, Math: The Universal Language Lakota. You can find a description of each game here.
- Windows/ Mac: We have 8 games playable on Mac or Windows computers – Spirit Lake and Fish Lake are installed on your computer. AzTech: The Story Begins, Forgotten Trail, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Lakota, Making Camp Premium and Making Camp: Bilingual can all be played in a browser.
- Chromebook: We have 6 games – AzTech: The Story Begins, Forgotten Trail, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Lakota, Making Camp Premium and Making Camp: Bilingual can all be played in a browser.
- Android: We have 9 games for Android – Aztech: The Story Begins, Counting by Two Languages, Fish Lake, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Lakota, Making Camp Premium, Making Camp:Bilingual, Math: The Universal Language AR, Math: The Universal Language Lakota.
3. Are Your Games only for Schools?
No. Our users are about 60% playing at school, including after school programs, and 40% at home. Anyone can download our free apps from the app store or Google Play or buy games from our website, Amazon or the Microsoft Store .
4. What Math is Taught in Your Games?
- NUMBERS: Our only game for pre-school and kindergarten is Counting by Two Languages. It teaches numbers, written and spoken, in Spanish and English.
- MULTIPLICATION: Math: The Universal Language AR and Math: The Universal Language Lakota teach multiplication in English, Spanish (AR) and Lakota.
- MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION: Spirit Lake, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Premium and Making Camp: Bilingual
- DIVISION: Making Camp Lakota teaches division.
- FRACTIONS: Fish Lake teaches fractions. Fractions are also covered in Forgotten Trail and AzTech: The Story Begins
- STATISTICS: Forgotten Trail, Aztech: The Story Begins and Aztech: Meet the Maya teach statistics.
5. I bought a computer game online. Where is it?
After purchasing the game, you will get a “Thank You” screen. As soon as your order processes, you will get an email. This email will contain the link and instructions to download the game. You will usually get this email within an hour. If you do not receive this email within 12 hours, please let us know. We also recommend checking your spam folder.
6. I was playing Forgotten Trail and all of a sudden it asked me to login, then took me to a different spot in the game
Did you start the game from somewhere other than the login screen? For example, did you remember that the last page you were on was endlevel3.html and go straight to that page?
Don’t do that.
When you login, your username is only remembered as long as you remain in the same session. If you close the window and open another one, it is a new session and your username is forgotten. The beginning of level 2 detects this and, since it doesn’t know your username, it requests that you login again.
If you make up a new username you will be taken to the intro_movie1.html page because that is what is currently set as the default milestone. Using a username that already exists may take you to a different milestone, depending on where that user left off.
It is important to login before every session because the game is not designed to work correctly when the username is not known. Once you have logged in, you can jump to the page you wanted to go to.
7. I was playing Forgotten Trail and it looks like the game crashed between levels.
The most likely problem is that your Internet speed slowed down and it is taking a LONG time to load. If you don’t close the game and wait a few minutes it is very likely that the next level will come up.
Download the app from Google Play or the app store. When you open the app, on the third screen you’ll see a space where you can input your email. Type in your email and click the arrow next to the box. You’ll get a link to the cards in your email. You can download these and print them. (You can also use a second device, like a phone or tablet if you don’t have a printer.)
9. Are your games only for indigenous kids?
We get this question a lot. The short answer is no. 7 Generation Games is for everyone! Play here!
Many of our findings – and our games as a whole – can cross over to other communities and populations. However, the Native American population is our initial target audience for this game. The reason for this approach is twofold.
- There are no other educational games geared toward Native Americans.
- We have worked on the reservation for more than two decades and can attest to the fact that Native American students are among the most underserved students in the United States. There are 1 million Native American students. This marginalized student demographic is among the fastest growing minority in schools and is currently the lowest performing group in math achievement. We set out to find effective solutions to reach indigenous students and prepare them for academic success.
The game also can be customized for other populations, which is what we plan to do with additional funding (more on that to come).