Didactic classification from the game ,,Passengers”

The browser game “Passengers” lets Passengers step into the role of a smuggler who brings refugees across the Mediterranean to Europe.

About the game

“In the English-language browser game Passengers, the player takes on the role of a smuggler who brings refugees across the Mediterranean to Europe. In preparation for the journey, you decide on a boat (from a wreck to a speedboat) and bribes that you are willing to pay to the authorities. Once you have decided which destination in Europe you want to reach, the next task is to choose which refugees to take with you on the journey. ” (zfdc.de)

This game is available for free and downloadable via PC.
The game itself does not have an age restriction, but is recommended for players above the age of 12.

Didactic classification

“Passengers addresses a very topical issue with migration and flight, but at the same time offers a new perspective on the associated problems. This makes it ideal for use primarily in the subjects of politics and social studies, but it can also be used in the subject of ethics, where the question of what is the right thing to do is addressed.

The game individualizes the refugees who cross the Mediterranean at the risk of their lives by giving each one a character. What happens with this information, however, is up to the player.” (zfdc.de)

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