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This War of Mine to become the first video game included in school reading list

This War of Mine will be included in the Polish reading list for the 2020/21 academic year, marking the first time a video game to be included on the recommended school reading list.
This War of Mine is a game developed and published by a Polish company 11 Bit Studios, also known for their post-apocalyptic society survival game Frostpunk.

Released in 2014, the game is focused on everyday people and their suffering during the war times. It explores effects that horrors of war have on civilians and their lives.

The game is praised for its unique premise, immersive atmosphere, and overall great execution of the original idea. It is a great indie experience people are still gladly going back to, even six years after its release.

This War of Mine in schools
As of April 2019, This War of Mine sold more than 4.5 million units(Picture 11 Bit)

And now, 11 Bit Studios is receiving another big recognition for their brilliant work. 

Starting from the next school year, This War of Mine will be officially included in the educational system of Poland, on a national level as school reading.

This is officially confirmed by the country's prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

"Of course, games are already being used in education for teaching maths, chemistry, and developing cognitive abilities, but I don't think we've ever encountered a game being officially included in the educational system on a national level as school reading," said 11 bit Studios CEO Grzegorz Miechowski in a statement.

The game will be included in the Polish reading list for the 2020/21 academic year. Due to the theme of the game and its rating in Poland, the game will be available only to students aged 18 and above.

Those who are studying sociology, ethics, philosophy, and history will have access to the game available for free, as a part of their education.

What other games you think should be a part of the educational system?