PC Building Simulator, the educational game with the pleasingly self-explanatory title, could soon be teaching a whole new generation to be more hardware-literate. Its publishers say they’ve been approached by teachers keen to get the game into schools.
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Stuart Morton, producer at publishers The Irregular Corporation, tellsPC Games Insider that “We’re getting a lot of requests – daily – to get the game into classrooms as part of the curriculum to do classes about building PCs in IT.”
Morton says they are “looking to support that” and had originally planned an Education Edition of the game, but the teachers say “what we have now is what they want. It’s not that they want the PC assembly stuff, they want the whole career mode of doing jobs and teaching the kids this is how finances work. There’s that side of things.”
Morton adds that he’s been surprised by the breadth of the audience that PC Building Simulator has reached, particularly among the young. “We were surprised by the amount of children who wanted to play the game at the PC Gamer Weekender,” he says. “Young people want to play it and learn about building a PC.”
This broad appeal and the interest from schools comes after PC Building Simulator sold 100,000 copies within just a month of its Early Access launch. If you’d like to get in on the fun, you can pick it up on Steamfor £14.99 ($19.99).