Virtual Villagers is a game where the player helps villagers survive on a Pacific Island.  I think it might be an interesting language development exercise for English Language Learners. Players have to continually follow a serious of written instructions written in simple English.

I’ve placed it on my English For Intermediate and Advanced page, though I suspect high-beginners would also find it accessible.  It’s at the bottom of the Word Games category. 

I think it will be helpful for reading and vocabulary development.  But, to tell the truth, I’m not quite sure.  I’d be interested in hearing other teacher’s opinions, too.  There are quite a few games like Virtual Villagers out there.  If it seems like this one is useful for English Language Learners I’ll post links to similar games.