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The World of Lexica


Target Audience
  • Middle School

The World of Lexica, a tablet-based game, is an action-RPG style experience for young teens that introduces them to an imaginative, book-themed world where literary characters emerge from their stories to accompany them on a new and exciting adventure. Players explore the world as a Curioso, a magical creature that represents the player’s own curiosity. They are joined by classic book characters such as Cheshire Cat, Frankenstein’s Monster, and John Henry, as they cross paths with the likes of Baba Yaga and Mr. Hyde. By making book characters part of the player’s own adventure, Lexica hopes to draw interest to their original stories, which in turn, can be found at the touch of a fingertip in Lexica’s accompanying eReader. The game’s primary goal is to foster a passion for reading while seamlessly bridging the gap between gameplay and learning.

This article from USA Today explores the ways in which this game encourages students to read the classics.

The World of Lexica took home Gold at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards and was the winner in the Entertainment, Film and Digital Media category at the 2015 CREATE Festival. It has been named an Editor’s Choice by the Children’s Technology Review.

Winner Serious Play Award- Gold 2015 International Serious Play Conference
Winner Entertainment, Film and Digital Media 2015 CREATE Festival
Official Selection Editor's Choice 2015 Children's Technology Review
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