I'm not one to underestimate the power of a Nintendo DS Lite, but to use one to teach you how to drive — you've got to be kidding me! DreamCatcher Games and JoWooD Productions are developing Drivers Ed Portable — a game for the DS. Don't worry, it won't do what I initially thought and freaked out about, which was taking students through driving steps while actually driving. But what this game will do is help prepare teens for the written portion of their driver’s license exam by featuring two separate teaching tools: testing and training.
The game will include exams for all 50 US states, 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and is said to be available this Fall. I'm honestly not going to knock this until I try it, and with kids being such avid gamers these days, it may be the extra incentive they need to get down to driving business. Drivers Ed Portable plus real life one-on-one driving training, and I'm a huge fan. What about you?