Thursday, May 2, 2013

Featured: 5-2-2013 Trace Effects [English]

Trace Effects is a collaborative English language video game for learning American English and culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.

This language-learning video game will complement classroom English language instruction through interactive 3D multimedia learning adventures. Trace Effects is intended for players aged 12-16 who are not native English speakers.

The main character, Trace, is a university student from the year 2045 who has accidentally traveled back in time to the present. In order to get back, Trace must complete a challenging mission to change the future for the better by helping six different young people accomplish great things and have a positive impact on the future.

Learners interact and solve puzzles in a virtual world populated with diverse English-speaking characters. Players take a dynamic journey through the US, traveling to a variety of locations.

Trace Effects exposes young people to American society and explores themes related to entrepreneurship, community activism, empowering women, science and innovation, environmental conservation, and conflict resolution.

Watch the Trace Effects trailer

Trace Effects is produced by the US Department of State.


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