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You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure by UsVsTh3m

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You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure is a simple game where you work against the clock to see if you can spot mistakes in English text. It’s as simple as that. Don’t feel too smug yet as you’ll quickly realise that however good your reading and writing skills are, it’s incredibly hard to perform under pressure. The levels are short and sweet so there is a quick sense of achievement, but the difficulty increases swiftly as you progress through the game. One for Grammar Nazis with nerves of cold, hard steel.

Why we love it:

    • Simple but effective format
    • Clean design, particularly the countdown
    • Deceptively tricky challenges to keep you on your toes

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The Republia Times by Lucas Pope

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The Republia Times is a flash game about running the content of a state-owned newspaper under the influence of an overbearing government. The challenge is to please your leaders while also printing balanced articles, and answering to desperate pleas from your rebellious fellow countrymen. Developed originally for the Ludum Dare challenge, the game is very basic, but clearly conveys a strong message about politics and the media.

Why we love it:

  • Immerses you straight in to the game challenge.
  • A powerful message about usage of the media as a tool.
  • Lo-fi aesthetic allows the content to shine through.

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Teach your Monster to Read by Usborne Foundation

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Teach your Monster to Read is a game designed to help in the first steps of reading. With a great voiceover and accessible design, coupled with simple activities to engage a pre-school audience, the game builds on the principles of synthetic phonics and follows the teaching sequence of the Letters and Sounds programme.

Why we love it:

  • Strong character design and narrative.
  • Simple game mechanics designed for a young audience.
  • Easy to use – considered user experience.
  • Backed by University-level reading experts.

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