In a recent Mindshift article, Tanner Higgin describes “Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight” that can support middle schoolers in various ways. From Dejobaan Games, in Elegy for a Dead World, students travel to space-alien worlds named after famous poets (Shelly, Keats, and Byron), and then describe them in writing.
The engaging game Valiant Hearts: The Great War, humanizies World War I. As described on Graphite, this game is “part history lesson, part action, part puzzler, all wrapped inside a sincere and emotional story that builds skills, historical knowledge, and empathy.”
And finally, Never Alone contains beautiful videos and graphics about native Alaskan and Inupian cultures. The developers “paired world class game makers with Alaska Native storytellers and elders to create a game which delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people to present an experience like no other.”