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  • Summary: (Also known as "Wild Earth Africa") Featuring breathtaking landscapes from the African Serengeti National Park, Wild Earth is an adventure which allows players to experience the African wildlife in its natural environment. Players embark on various assignments, each of which feature(Also known as "Wild Earth Africa") Featuring breathtaking landscapes from the African Serengeti National Park, Wild Earth is an adventure which allows players to experience the African wildlife in its natural environment. Players embark on various assignments, each of which feature different photographic objectives, challenging the player to explore the lush 3D world and take the best photographs of animals and environmental features. At the end of each assignment, an html article is created using the player's own photographs which provides additional in-depth information and insight. These articles can be printed, saved or shared. [Digital Jesters] Collapse
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  1. Wild Earth picked up three prizes at the 2003 Independent Game Festival: Game of the Year, Innovation in Game Design, and Innovation in Visual Arts. All well-deserved. Even three years later, it remains a stunner.
  2. Even a child not old enough to read can still play this, as the most crucial instructions are given verbally (with text reminders onscreen). The game is legitimately fun, gives real animal knowledge (unlike say, the pseudo-animal knowledge of Pokemon), there’s plenty to like, and absolutely nothing objectionable, and very few games fit that bill today.
  3. If your child doesn't enjoy this worthy game, disown them. [May 2007, p.90]
  4. It's fun, accessible, full of educational info and should keep young'ns happy for a good while.
  5. With a bit more clout in the technology and art departments, the lack of compelling gameplay could have been forgiven, but as it is Wild Earth remains more of a curiosity.
  6. Issues of graphics aside, Wild Earth: Africa’s strengths lie in the way it manages to convey information in a friendly and intelligent manner, while still holding onto a solid (if very unremarkable) gameplay system.
  7. Think of it as an educational family-oriented version of Deer Hunter in which the rifle has been replaced by a camera.

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