Hunt shipwrecks with this online game from the Maritime Museum

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Picture yourself as something out of Dora the Explorer? Well, the Australian National Maritime Museum has the online game you’re looking for. While the tub might be as underwater as it gets right now, wreckage finder lets you dive headlong into the oceans in search of sunken treasure.

The game puts you in the role of a maritime archaeologist, continuing your research while exploring some of these sunken wonders of your ancient world. Designed with the help of Roar Film, Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia, the game lets you investigate shipwrecks across the centuries. Before diving in, you can chat with eyewitnesses from the era, as well as historians looking back. You are then responsible for determining which resources are most useful. Once you’ve gathered all the information you need, you can draw an X on a map where you think the ship sank and then start exploring.

Although it’s technically designed for school kids aged 10-15, we think it’s fun and engaging enough for people of all ages. And let’s face it, if you’re still happily strolling through Mario Kart, you can hardly snub stuff aimed at teens, amirite? Not to mention the fact that sitting at home requires an endless amount of entertainment. You can try hereand while you splash around, you can also check out the museum’s previous gaming efforts here and here too much. There’s heaps at sea (geddit?) and to do elsewhere on the museum website too much.

Do you like to play online games? Also check out these digital escape rooms.

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