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If you’ve enjoyed using Samorost with your students, why not try Machinarium, another innovative and beautifully animated offering from Czech developers Amanita Design?


Machinarium is available as an Android or iPad app and as a paid download for Mac and PC, but you can get quite a lot of mileage out of the free version in the classroom.  Suggestions include:

  • prediction – students use screenshots to predict what they think is going to happen in the demo
  • running dictation – students relay sections of a walkthrough to the student controlling the game
  • live listening – students listen and follow instructions to complete the demo
  • creative writing – students write a story based on what happens in the demo

If you’ve used Machinarium with your students, tell us what you did and how it went down with them.


About davegatrell

Into digital game-based learning in and out of the language classroom. Follow me on Twitter: @legaladvert


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