Texas A&M Students Create Video Game For Working Cattle
Nicholas Free, an animal science senior at Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, developed an interactive game to help students learn how to handle cattle.
The stimulation named 'CowSim' will be used in classrooms for students who may not have any real-life experience with cattle. The game will focus on the best techniques to handle cattle.
“I didn’t have much experience with livestock, but I understood the concepts immediately, I began thinking about how I could help people visualize the concepts without having hands-on experience.”
Free didn't know all that much about either livestock or game development, but after some research in both fields he worked with professors and fellow students to create the stimulation. Free began work on this project just this spring after he attended a presentation about proper cattle handling methods and techniques.
Now, if you're thinking "dang kids, they need to learn in real life, not with them darn vidya games", hold up. This is a good thing. It's just another tool in the classroom to get the students the knowledge they need.
Click here to read the full article from Texas A&M's Department of Animal Science.