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?
- Why is there no sound on the videos?
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 11 games for iPad – Aztech: The Story Begins, Aztech: Meet the Maya, Aztech: Empiric Empire, Fish Lake Adventure, Fish Lake Beginnings, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Lakota, Making Camp Premium, Making Camp Premium Edu, Making Camp:Bilingual, and 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, Making Camp: Bilingual, Making Camp Dakota: Past and Present, 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, Making Camp: Bilingual, Making Camp Dakota: Past and Present, can all be played in a browser.
- Android: We have 8 games for Android – Aztech: The Story Begins, Aztech: Empiric Empire, Fish Lake, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Lakota, Making Camp Premium, Making Camp:Bilingual, and 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?
- MULTIPLICATION: Math: The Universal Language Lakota teaches multiplication in English and Lakota.
- MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION: Spirit Lake, Making Camp Ojibwe, Making Camp Premium and Making Camp: Bilingual
- DIVISION: Making Camp Lakota and Making Camp Dakota: Past & Present teaches division.
- FRACTIONS: Fish Lake teaches fractions. Fractions are also covered in Forgotten Trail, AzTech: The Story Begins and AzTech: Empiric Empire.
- STATISTICS: Forgotten Trail, Aztech: The Story Begins, Aztech: Meet the Maya and AzTech: Empiric Empire 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.
8. 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).
9. Why is there no sound on the videos?
IF YOU ARE PLAYING ON A PHONE OR TABLET … Almost certainly, the issue is that your phone/tablet is on silent mode. Switch the button to turn off silent mode and the videos should play.
This can be very confusing because there may be sound on some of the pages but when it comes to video there is silence. The web pages play because clicking on the next arrow or any button is considered an “interaction” by your phone and will override the silent mode.