This War Of Mine Is Now Recommended By The Polish Education System
The critically-acclaimed war survival game has made it into the curriculum of schools in Poland.
This War of Mine has achieved a video game milestone--it is now recommended reading for students in Poland by decree of the Prime Minister and the country's Ministry of Education.
Along with @PremierRP and the Ministry of Education we've just achieved a milestone step in recognizing video games as a work of culture! @ThisWarOfMine becomes a recommended reading for high school students in the Polish education system!#ThisWarOfMine | #GameDev | #VideoGames pic.twitter.com/kGHWg7Ri5L— 11 bit studios (@11bitstudios) June 18, 2020
When it released in 2014, This War of Mine received critical acclaim for its portrayal of wartime which focused on the consequences and moral realities of conflict. According to a press release from 11 Bit Studios, the title also received "an award for bringing substantial value to Polish national cultural heritage."
Now, This War of Mine will be included as recommended reading for students in Poland who will be commencing studies in the 20/21 year, as long as they are 18. This is because of the game's 18+ rating for its depiction of sensitive topics around violence and trauma. The Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, was firm in his support of this initiative, noting that he was proud to say that 11 Bit Studios' work could "add to the development of education and culture" in Poland.
Students studying human science courses such as sociology, ethics, philosophy, and history will have This War of Mine as recommended reading. The game will be made available to all high schools in Poland for free.
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