RPG from Peking U gives future students virtual tour of campus

16:44, August 18, 2010      

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Some students just admitted by Peking University reported that they all received a Role Playing Game (RPG) CD along with their admissions letter.

If the players install the game on their computer, they can play as a student living in the campus. All its buildings, library and dining halls can be clearly seen. The game is called "Hero of Peking University."

"The game feels good and I can tour around Peking University when playing as a student of it," Huang Linghan, a student from Hubeim said.

When the game is launched, the player can see a picture of the gate of Peking University with the words "Peking University, Yan Yuan, it will accompany you from now on and may affect your whole life."

After showing the picturesque scenes of the four seasons on campus at Peking University, the game starts. Players can imitate their life as freshmen in the campus beginning with registration, receiving the campus card, being familiar with the process of choosing classes and the clubs, canteens as well as the library.

The game also sets four semesters to indicate four-year campus life. Some pop words online are also involved in the game and the huge group of science buildings is designed as a maze for interest.

A teacher with the enrollment office of Peking University said that the game is made for the freshmen to better understand Peking University ahead of their real campus life.

Most of the interviewed students said it was vivid and unique and they liked it.

By Zhao Chenyan, People's Daily Online


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