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Games

This Section provides access to an Online database of:
• The best educational Videogames and mobile apps available on the market
• The most suitable Videogames and Apps that, even if not specifically designed for educational purpose, can be used as teaching or learning tools with students

Videogames and apps are categorized, analyzed and assessed in order to provide the teachers with all the necessary information and hints to make full use of the Videogames and Apps in teaching contexts.

Partners' Institution
Kaunas University of Technology
Author
Neringa Kelpšaitė

APPS/VIDEOGAMES

Image source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/papers-please/id935216956?mt=8
Product type
Leisure App with educational potential
Name of the videogame/app
Papers please
Name of the producer
Developers: Lucas Pope, 3909 LLC, 3909
Year
2013
How to find it
To be Purchased
Main technical requirements
Windows, Linux, Ios
Other Playstation, Macintosh
Native Virtual Reality Support
No
Single/Multiplayer
Single
Type
Simulation
Target Audience
18+ years
Augmented Reality
No
PEGI Clasification
PEGI16

Use in Educational contexts

Degree of required tutoring
Autonomous use by students
Subjects involved
Languages
Educational Potential
Player as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people.
Player should be attentive to the details, coherent – make sure everyone passing through the border has their papers in order (check if coincides names, numbers, etc.), be aware for daily news, changing set of immigration laws, work as fast and effective to get money for the family which members can get ill, cold or hungry if player particularly distributes budget because of lack money.
Among the immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists.
Player has opportunity to decide when to brake regulations for moral reasons. Player’s comment: “It's peculiarly engrossing, darkly ominous, and a fascinating exploration of morality versus progress.”

The game rises questions, develops attention to details skills, stimulates to search, check information and make decisions.

RISKS: the game takes time and is catchy.
Learning Object / Suggested activities with students
The games can be as recommended game for leisure time to develop English, attention skills.

Skills and competences

Skills and competences acquired
The game rises questions, develops attention to details skills, stimulates to search, check information and make decisions. Developing English skills.
Soft skills
Critical thinking, Problem solving, Self-confidence, Resilience

2 Comments


Partners' Institution
FH JOANNEUM
Author of the comments
Andreas Schuch
As an English, I could imagine using this game as part of a bigger workshop or project on immigration. Papers, Please forces us to look at decisions concerning immigration policy from up close. Instead of layers of abstraction the game positions immigration on a personal, emotional, ambiguous, and moral level. In my opinion, this is an important perspective to engage with too concerning this topic matter. Additionally, as the description states, the game can also be used to practice one's reading skills in English to some extent.
Partners' Institution
FH JOANNEUM
Author of the comments
Natasa
Use for raising questions of immigration and moral issues.



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