Unlock: Employability is a serious game for the education sector (aka game-based learning). It enables soft skills development for students through immersive, challenging, game play and team work. Set on a mysterious tropical island, learners must work together to solve puzzles and be selected for their dream job.
The game is a 3D, online game, designed to allow learners to practice their employability skills. It is a variation on our award winning leadership development game Unlock: Leadership, adapted for a younger audience. Through game play, learners will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses in key employability areas such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and drive and determination!
Unlock: Employability is played in teams of four – each player at their own PC. Communication is exclusively in-game via instant messaging. This serves three purposes:
1. To train student’s communication skills, a vital soft skill for the workplace. Players will quickly learn that to succeed, they must give clear and concise direction to their team mates.
2. It levels the playing field, those that ‘shout the loudest’ will not have the advantage.
3. So all communication can be captured and assessed. Teachers can use this information to guide students on any area they struggle with.
Screens at the end of each level also provide the player with feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The feedback screens highlight how these traits are applicable in the workplace and further ways to develop them.