Game Gives History Lesson Through Ben Franklin
Pharos Games has released Ally 2: Ben Franklin Adventure, a fanciful 55-level Windows adventure game that sends its heroine Ally back through time to interact with, learn from and have fun with Ben Franklin. Based on the classic autobiography of Franklin, the game immerses the player in 18th century American history and culture. The goal of the program is to solve puzzles, interact with historical characters and have fun while learning about Franklin's famous 13 virtues, his kite-flying experiment, and hundreds of other important and interesting ideas. Pharos Games, Lynchburg, OH, http://lighthouse-games.com.
This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.