Plant Doctor Simulator is a mobile training game that complements Plantwise plant doctor training. This is achieved by supporting and reinforcing investigation and diagnosis skills of users through engaging gameplay and real time feedback. The game utilises simulated observation, inspection and deductive reasoning skills combined with prior Plantwise knowledge to build confidence and competence in plant pest and disease diagnosis.
The user should improve accuracy and quality in:
· Observing plant part specimens
· Inspecting and describing symptoms
· Associating symptoms to problems
· Eliminating unlikely problems
· Accurately diagnosing problems based on symptoms.
The user will perform investigation and diagnosis of many plant problems in 3D simulated scenarios. The focus is on the core techniques used by Plantwise plant doctors performing their diagnosis duties at Plantwise plant clinics.
User actions and decisions are recorded and scored. Users will receive performance feedback on inspection and diagnosis scores. A competence ranking will be given at the end of each scenario level. Once a competence ranking is gained, more level scenarios are unlocked and the user can progress further through the game. User data is recorded into an online database and scores are ranked on a competitive leaderboard both globally and nationally.
Plantwise training mode is only available to CABI Plantwise staff, trainers and users through the application of an unlock code in the game.
Demo Mode is available to the general public. It allows users to test their plant pest and disease investigation and diagnosis skills through seven novice level scenarios. Scores and progression in Demo Mode are not recorded to an online database and are lost when signing out or closing the game.
We hope you enjoy using Plant Doctor Simulator!