✰ Solve puzzles to build literacy!
✰ Practice everyday skills!
✰ Play in English or Spanish!
✰ Visit real-world locations!
✰ Unlock the secrets of Atlantis!
SOLVE PUZZLES TO BUILD LITERACY
Transform your literacy skills with engaging, puzzle-solving gameplay. Learn to recognize letters, build words, and read and write sentences by deciphering the ancient language of Atlantis.
PRACTICE EVERYDAY SKILLS
Play fun, timed mini-games that test your reading skills in everyday situations, from figuring out a bus schedule to paying the correct amount of cash when you go shopping.
PLAY IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH
Whether you are a native English speaker looking to boost your literacy skills or a Spanish speaker learning to read English, we support you with instructions delivered in your native language.
VISIT REAL-WORLD LOCATIONS
Visit real locations in Egypt and Australia, the first two regions in a planned five region journey around the world.
UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF ATLANTIS
Seek out hidden ancient relics and energize the mysterious crystals that power Atlantis. As you learn more, you can dig deeper into the history of the once great civilization.
WHO WE ARE
People ForWords, the development team behind Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis, is a partnership of Southern Methodist University (SMU) Guildhall, SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT). We are professionals dedicated to bringing new approaches to closing the literacy gap.
WHY WE MADE THIS GAME
In the United States alone, 32 million adults cannot read, including almost 20% of high-school graduates. Reading is a key skill in today’s modern, fast-paced, and dynamic lifestyle. Programs targeting our adult learner population are few and far between.
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis presents a new approach to learning, combining university developed and tested teaching methods with the game development expertise of industry professionals and a premier game development university program. We focus on how adults learn to read and respect their sensibilities and character, while still making a game suitable for all ages.
People ForWords: http://www.peopleforwords.org/
SMU Guildhall: https://www.smu.edu/guildhall
SMU Simmons School: https://www.smu.edu/Simmons
Adult Literacy X-Prize: http://adultliteracy.xprize.org