Eggit simulates an egg grading process, whereby different types of eggs are sorted as they roll past on a conveyor. Players must identify the cracked, dirty, misshaped, undersized or oversized eggs and move them to the appropriate ‘buckets’, while leaving the good eggs to go through to packing.
The game features a tutorial mode that discusses the different types of eggs and where they end up, an endurance mode that speeds up as the player scores and a ‘mad minute’ mode where the player has one minute to score as many points as possible.
Eggit has been designed principally to teach school students about food safety and quality in the egg industry. It is compatible with all platforms and can be easily integrated by educators into the classroom environment. It provides a good spring-board for discussions around food production, food safety and quality assurance.
Poultry Hub Australia (PHA) is a not-for-profit organisation located at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. While PHA sits within the grounds of the University of New England it is a semi-autonomous body that focuses on research, education and training. PHA focuses on challenges identified in the Australian Poultry Industry and requires a collaborative approach to deliver solutions quickly and effectively. An important aspect of PHA’s activities is to build capacity in the industry. We recognise that two-way communication between young people and industry is essential to building the industry’s capacity in a sustainable way. PHA has a commitment to build capacity through mentoring and coordination of poultry research students across Australia, through activities and resources that connect students with industry.