A new downloadable classroom activity is now available. The activity utilizes the puzzle game, Papers, Please. The activities provided range from Novice to Advanced and utilize a variety of important language and social functions such as identifying context clues to understand a narrative, conversing with NPC’s, and making morally-charged decisions. The game is available in English, Italian, polish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, French, German, and Spanish. Papers, Please is available on Steam (PC/Mac/Linux) for $9.99, iPad (iOS) for $7.99, and PS Vita (PlayStation Store) for $9.99.
Papers, Please is set in the fictional country Arstotzka in 1982. In the game, players act as immigration inspector for a contested border. The game continually presents players with new moral choices, and allows them to then explore the impacts of each choice. Note, however, that the game does contain non-sexual nudity and graphic, pixelated violence. Therefore, we feel that it may be better suited to high school age students. Overall, game-play takes at least four hours.
We encourage you to check out the new activities and let us know what you think!
-The Games2Teach Team