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About the game

Gain real-world information literacy in this fun mystery game from the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center! Designed for 9th to 12th graders, The Detective: Verona blends Digital Game Based Learning principles with the world of Romeo and Juliet transposed to the modern world. As the grandchild of the famous private investigator Giovanni Durano it's your turn to solve mysteries by collecting, evaluating and using information.

Download The Detective: Verona now and navigate your way through three levels. Gain skills in handling information by collecting, evaluating, and using them based on verifiability, objectivity, timeliness, and detail as well as authority aspects in the low-consequence environment of a game.

Supports Spanish & English!


  • Comprehensive Data Assessment
  • Standards Compliant *
  • *Compliant with national standards [JM1] SL2 for grades 9-10 and 11-12.
  • 9-12 Graders or Undergraduates
  • Increases College Preparedness
  • Engaging, Adaptive Instruction
  • Cross-Platform Learning Tool

Instructor's Resources

The K20 Center supports instructors effectively integrate The Detective: Verona into their classrooms by providing full implementation support, tiered technical support, and a handy Instructor’s Guide that will: 

  • Explain the gameplay mechanics

  • Give scenario overviews
  • Offer “quick strategies” for helping students develop their own gameplay styles

  • Provide suggestions for Classroom Activities that can be used in conjunction with the game

Download Instructor's Guide

In addition to integration support, the K20 Center’s GamePortal allows Instructors to view each individual student’s progress, time on scenarios as well as success/failure indicators.

Upon completion of the game, a student can download and print out a Information Evaluation certificate of completion.

Minimum Specifications

Operating System:System Memory:CPU:
Windows® 7/8/10 (64 bit) or MacOS X 10.5 or later 4 GB RAM Intel Dual Core 2.3 GHz to 2.69 GHz or equal
DirectX 9 compatible video card 1024x768 or higher Broadband Internet connection (at least 512 Kbps)
Hard Drive Space:Graphics Card:Graphics Memory
1 GB free Hard disk space Nvidia 8000 Series (recommend NVIDIA 8800 or higher) or equal 512MB or more
Supported Browsers:
Mozilla Firefox & Chrome

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