Outstanda Earth Defense
American Civil War Facts Edition

Larry the insulting alienPrepare for an interstellar showdown in our newest educational video game, Oustanda Earth Defense - "American Civil War Facts" Edition . Larry, a snarky, insulting alien with a penchant for trouble, is on a mission to obliterate Earth by dropping venomous letter blocks from the outer reaches of space. But fear not, for you are the last line of defense against this cosmic calamity. Armed with your wits and reflexes, you'll face a barrage of 10 rigorous questions concerning American Civil War Facts posed by Larry himself. Your task? Decipher the answers and swiftly trap the corresponding letter blocks, spelling out your salvation. But beware, each question brings a storm of additional blocks raining down, hurtling toward you at breakneck speed. Your survival depends on your ability to destroy these menacing letters before they reach your ship. So, brace yourself for an exhilarating duel of knowledge and agility, because in this game, every letter counts!


  • Subject: American Civil War Facts
  • Category: History
  • Level: Primary / High School


Desktop Controls:
  1. Use the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard to move your spaceship horizontally across the screen.
  2. Press the spacebar to fire your laser, which can destroy any falling blocks.
  3. Use the up arrow key to activate your capture beam. This will allow you to grab the "good" blocks, which are needed to spell out the answer to Larry's question.
  4. Be careful not to shoot incorrect blocks! Doing so will cause your ship to freeze for 2 seconds as a penalty.
  5. If you're struggling with an answer, press the down arrow key once per level for a brief hint. This will flash the answer on your screen.
Mobile Controls:
  1. On the mobile version, you'll find labeled buttons that correspond to the above actions. The mobile controls have the same functionality as their desktop counterparts, offering an engaging gaming experience on-the-go.

Larry will pose a question about American Civil War Facts at the start of each level. Your objective is to spell out the correct answer using the "good" letter blocks that descend from the top of the screen. But be vigilant - incorrect blocks will also be falling and you need to obliterate them with your laser before they reach your ship. Time your shots well and avoid penalties to save the Earth from Larry's cosmic onslaught.

Remember, knowledge is your ultimate weapon. You can study the information here to improve your odds. Good luck!

What to Study

  • The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865
  • The war was primarily over the issue of slavery
  • The Union (North) was led by President Abraham Lincoln
  • The Confederacy (South) was led by President Jefferson Davis
  • The war ended with the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox Court House


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Educational Methodology

At the heart of our game, 'Outstanda Earth Defense', lies an innovative and dynamic educational methodology designed to promote active learning and improve knowledge retention. The game's unique structure encourages students to engage in preparatory study, equipping them with the necessary knowledge to excel in the gameplay. This approach harnesses the motivational power of gaming to incentivize learning.

Furthermore, the gameplay mechanics challenge students to rapidly process information, formulate answers, and recall these responses under pressure. By requiring students to hold the answer in their minds while they navigate the level, the game effectively stimulates cognitive functions and reinforces memory recall. It's a test of both mental agility and resilience, and we believe that this blend of fast-paced problem-solving and spelling exercises can significantly enhance students' grasp and retention of the material. The ultimate goal is not just to survive Larry's cosmic onslaught but also to transform the way students learn, making it an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

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