The Paper Kingdom

Overview

This game is to help you learn about clinical studies. It will teach what they are and what is different than regular care.

This videogame is an adventure. Your brother escapes into a book so he does not have to take his medicine. You (the player) follow him into the book to learn about his fears and teach him about clinical studies. On this paper adventure, you will meet characters who want to help, or stop you from helping. Visit the jungle, desert, ice, forest and robotic world on your way to reach the final volcano and save your brother!

Audience and Rating: This game is intended for kids aged 8 to 14 years. It is rated "E" for everyone.

System Requirements [Ask an Adult to help you!]

This is a 3D video game that runs on Windows and Mac operating systems. You will need to download the application from this website before you can play it. Once you download the application, you or your parents will need to install the software. You must have permission on the computer you are installing the game on in order to complete the installation process.

For Windows Machines:

  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo
  • E7500/AMD Athlon X2 250 3GHz - Rs. 3350 or better
  • RAM: 2 GB (4 Preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB + 7200 RPM SATA
  • Graphics: Dedicated PCI-express x16
  • Video card with a minimum 256 MB RAM
  • OS: Windows XP, or better
  • Peripherals: Monitor, keyboard, and mouse

For Mac/OS Machines:

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or better
  • RAM: 2 GB (4 Preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB + 5400 RPM SATA
  • Graphics: Dedicated PCI-express x16 Video card with a minimum 256 MB RAM
  • OS: MacOS 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) or better
  • Internet: Working Internet connection, either wired or wireless
  • Peripherals: Monitor, keyboard, and mouse/touchpad required

Parents and Players: No information about your child will be collected or stored, and no login or registration is required.

Download Instructions

Windows XP users:
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Windows 7 users:
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Windows 8 users:
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Mac OS 10.6+ users:
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How to Play - Gameplay Instructions

Gameplay Instructions can be found here.

Contact

After visiting this website, you may still have questions about research in children. Answers can vary widely depending on what type of study is being done, where and by whom. It is best to talk with your doctor, nurse or study coordinator to find out answers about a specific study or your rights as a study participant.

You may submit general questions about this site to ResearchAndKids@nhlbi.nih.gov and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

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