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Ink Blott Underground


Target Audience
  • Middle School
  • Family

In this fun English Language Arts game, players dig through a series of crystal-filled caves and bring their vivid world back to life by using word parts to fix broken words and sentences. The purpose of this game is to teach middle school children in grades 6 through 8 the basics of morphology. Morph-WHAT? Morphology is the study of the grammatical units of speech. Essentially, the game educates students on prefixes and suffixes in relation to root words.

The object of this game is to help Blott the Inkling. Inklings are inky, resourceful mole-like creatures that live below the ground in the literary world. Blott must work tirelessly to revitalize and maintain the dense and perilous Verbose Underground. Players work to guide Blott through caverns to collect crystals and unlock levels; however, the paths to the caverns are often blocked. Blott must repair corrupted words or sentences to unblock the paths to the caverns in order to reach the crystals and unlock the level. As the player progresses through the levels, he is introduced to more sophisticated gameplay and a higher degree of difficulty in word pairings.

More information about this game can be found on Touch Press Games.

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