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Educational IF - an IFDB Poll

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Several of us are interested in using IF for education, both in the classroom as well as more broadly. The purpose of this poll is to collect examples of IF with an educational focus.

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Lists and Lists, by Andrew Plotkin
4 votes
"A tutorial in Scheme, a dialect of the Lisp programming language" [+]... "A Lisp tutorial encapsulated into an IF game" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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1893: A World's Fair Mystery, by Peter Nepstad
3 votes
"A detailed recreation of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago." [+]... "A remarkable lesson on a popular-culture milestone. Teachers should watch out for a bawdy poem." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Chinese Room, by Harry Giles and Joey Jones
3 votes
"An exploration of a large number of problems in philosophy. You get to meet several famous philosophers as well." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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80 DAYS, by inkle, Meg Jayanth
2 votes
"An absorbing take on the Jules Verne novel, set in a cyberpunk version of 1872." [+]... "What Desilets said." [+]...

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L: A Mathemagical Adventure, by members of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics co-ordinated by Richard Phillips, and including Derek Ball, Tony Corbett, David Rooke, Heather Scott, Alan Shaw, Margaret Stevens, Ruth Townsend, Jo Waddingham, Roger Waddingham, John Warwick, Alan Wigley, John Wood, and David Wooldridge.
2 votes
"I haven't played this one, but it was apparently a popular math educational game in Britain in the 1980s." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey
2 votes
"An overview of the history of mathematical thought from antiquity to about 1900. (My own game.)" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
1 vote
"A journey through hell, and a lesson in Biblical scholarship. Suitable for accomplished high school students." [+]...

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MythTale, by Temari Seikaiha
1 vote
"A clever blending of several Greek myths. " [+]...

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A Midsummer Night's Choice, by Kreg Segall
1 vote
"A creative choice-based tale, inspired by two famous Shakespearean comedies." [+]...

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Cheiron, by Elisabeth Polli and Sarah Clelland
1 vote
"Medical residency simulator" [+]...

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GiantKiller, by Peter D. Killworth
1 vote
"A commercial game from the 1980s that explores a variety of mathematical ideas. Aimed at 8-14 year olds." [+]...

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Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
1 vote
"One of Infocom's best, there's also a lot about the history of the atomic bomb here (especially in the endgame)." [+]...

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Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
1 vote
"A lively tale of modern New Zealand – with dinosaurs! And a good introduction to Maori culture." [+]...

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Lost New York, by Neil deMause
1 vote
" a detailed, well-researched time-travel story about the history of the Big Apple." [+]...

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Ausflug am Wochenende nach München, by Brett Shelton, David Neville, Brian McInnis
1 vote
"A tutorial for English speakers who want to learn German. (I haven't played this one, but I've heard good things about it.)" [+]...

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Shogun, by James Clavell, Dave Lebling
1 vote
"Relive the Japanese feudal area as a despised English "barbarian"" [+]...

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Arthur, by Bob Bates
1 vote
"A well-plotted introduction to the Arthurian Legends. Excellent for middle school" [+]...

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