Henry Stickmin Collection is a 2D Game. In order to play this game, you need to create a user on an online game platform called Steam. The game costs 103,00 kr per user. The garphics are relatively simple so a learner should be able to play it easily on a school pc.
For the purpose of teaching, and if your school has a limtied budget, multiple pupils can play the game on a pc that the borrow from the IT department at your school. That means that they cannot all play the game at once, but have to wait for their turn.
You can use this game to teach the competence aim: discuss and reflect on the form, content and devices used in English-language cultural expressions from various media, including music, film and games.
Episode 1: Escaping the prison
Episode 2: Stealing the diamond
Episode 3: Infiltrating the Airship
Episode 4: Completing the mission
Episode 5: Fleeing the complex
The idea is to help Henry move forward in the story by making the right choice for him. You have many options to choose from like using a laser or a teleporter or calling in your buddy Charles to help you out. Every time you make a wrong choice, the story move forward just a little bit, but then it ends in a «Fail» and you are back to where you could make other choices. The game is peppered with funny comments when you fail.
Here is a teaching assignment for this game. I have made questions that can be used to ensure that the learner has understood eacg episode.There are also questions that might hopefully evoke reflection on the learner's part, and there are questions that are directly related to the competence aims i.e. questions related to analysis of the form, content and literary devices used. Teaching asignment.