It can be fun to tune out and just play some games, and that’s a good thing. There are games that are obviously educational like Math Blaster and there are games like Carmen Sandiego that celebrate fun over learning while still teaching. Indeed, there are many games being played that entertain and educate at the same time – and they are subtle about it. In what is partly a self-exploratory piece over at Motherboard the author has created a list of early Sega games that celebrated environmentalism.
So every now and then, take a break, and relax by playing games.
In Sonic 2, our heroic hedgehog speeds through the Chemical Plant, where he definitely doesnâ€™t want to stay under the chemical solutions theyâ€™ve been working on for more than a few seconds. Later, he fights toxic sludge-spewing, enslaved and mechanized animals in the â€œOil Ocean Zone.â€ The game ends with Super Sonic flying alongside the baby eagles heâ€™s freed from the evil Dr. Robotnik.
Vectorman follows â€œOrbotsâ€ who are cleaning up Earth because humans have destroyed it: â€œItâ€™s 2049 and Earthâ€™s cities, forests, and icecaps are fouled with toxic sludge,â€ the game starts. Vectorman fights through the ruins of humanityâ€™s cityscapes in an attempt to make it safe for the return of mankind.