Weekend Website #135: Samorost

Drop by every Friday to discover what wonderful website my classes and parents loved this week. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine.

Age:

Grades 5-8

Topic:

Problem solving

Address:

Samorost I

Review:

The object of Samorost 1 is to avert a collision between the gnome’s home planet and a large incoming spaceship. To do this, he must explore the space ship. Interestingly enough, this is accomplished by simply pointing and clicking until you figure out how to progress.

There is a sequel–Samorost 2–that has won several awards, including (according to Wikipedia) a 2007 Webby; Independent Games Festival award 2007 for Best Web Browser Game; Best Web-Work Award at the Seoul Net Festival in 2006. The soundtrack won the Original Sound category at the Flashforward Film Festival 2006. You can play it online for a fee (though the first part is free).

And here’s domarog’s walk-through, complete with haunting music:

Educational Uses

  • use critical thinking and problem solving skills to play the game
  • work with partners–share solutions; work on teams if this suits your environment
  • reflect on the journey in a blog or class website
  • set up a Twitter stream so students can share their solutions to problems with classmates

More Game Websites:

Weekend Website #126: BrainPop Game Up

Weekend Website 123: Google Gravity

Weekend Website #115: Minecraft


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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