This is a game which reflects the college entrance examination, Gaokao(in Chinese), the full name is National Entrance Examinations of Universities and Colleges, the origin could trace back to imperial examination system in Sui Dynasty.It’s a system which used to select government officials,it came into effect in the year of 605, and ended as the last Jinshi Examination in the year of 1905, it lasts about 1300 years. The cultural that we inherit for thousand years is just like a deep imprint, which makes us believe that examination is the only way for us to change the future and destiny.
Since the founding of New China, the college entrance examination was abolished for a period of time, in 1977, China recovered the college entrance examination, this policy changed the destinies of millions people and s**ed the whole country. Because of this, for most of Chinese families, especially from some remote areas or the poor, college entrance examination became the only chance to change the destiny of the whole family. Besides, many elites in different industries of modern China were graduated from famous universities. A excellent results not only represents personal strength but also makes the whole family glorious. But the total enrollment of famous university is very rare, besides the students who participate in the college entrance examination are becoming more and more, the examination is held only once a year, the score of the college entrance examination is the only entry standards. So there are sayings like “An exam determines the fate.”” Thousands of troops and horses crossing a single wood bridge.”
As a detective reasoning game, it’s set on Hengshui high school which called straight A student camp, players need to collect evidence, question witness, make deduction and search the truth. In the game, most people just know its high acceptance rate of famous universities, but they barely know that the high students suicide rate of the school.. This game reflects some social problems in China, we could find out that the society is becoming indifferent. For thousands of years of tradition and new age’s coming, we all accept one rule: success is accompanied by sacrifice, for the success of majority, the interest and lives for minority are not important any more.
In the game, all characters are all at the best age, but their lives are stereotyped, which holding a philosophy that score is superior than anything, you can’t h**e dream and emotions, you can’t desire for freedom. If you against these rules, you are a traitor. Maybe this isn’t strange for everyone who participated college entrance examination, but when it’s displayed as a game, as a player I realized that the competition and struggle is not the whole thing of life. It’s not a big deal that you are inferior than someone in one aspect. The youth shouldn’t be numbers but a colorful color.