Created By: Detonator Games + Get Schooled
Audience: 7th-12th-grade students
Big Picture: Help the zombies! In this fun, free iOS game (for smartphone or tablet), your goal is to get the zombies safely to college—so they can get a degree and live better lives (obvi). Make it through each level, and get a new important piece of college-prep advice. Be careful—each level is harder than the last, so stay frosty!
How It Helps You: Quite simply, this may be the most fun you’ll have learning how to plan for college. The game is beautifully animated, with great sound and music, and you’ll want to have a notebook handy to jot down the juicy bits of knowledge the game will throw at you.
Must-Use: If you mess up three times (and collect three red X’s) the game should be over—however, the app gives you a chance to take one X away by answering a college-prep-related question. Take your time with these—the answers are not as obvious as they seem.
Parent-Friendliness: Parents need a break from their busy lives, too—so have them download the game and challenge them to beat your score.
Protip: As the game goes on, you’ll be tempted to try to stop any icon you see from falling (that’s how you play the game)—which means it’ll be easy to accidently click on a falling red X (that’s a no-no). Just ignore them. In later levels, those X’s will fall at the same time as other icons, so stay sharp and keep your head in the game.
Download Zombie College free on iTunes now!