Prepare to take part in an epic journey around the world!
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis is an exciting, globe-trotting journey to far-off lands where YOU, the player, will uncover long-lost relics of the once great civilization of Atlantis. Through your quest to decipher the forgotten language of Atlantis, you will develop and strengthen your own reading skills!
Developed for adults – but suitable for all ages!
Solve puzzles to decipher the lost language of Atlantis!
Uncover the secrets of a lost civilization!
Visit real-world locations and learn their history!
Meet interesting and quirky characters!
Voice chat with other players in real-time, right from the game!
Strengthen your reading skills while having fun!
SOLVE PUZZLES TO BUILD LITERACY
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis transforms literacy skills into engaging, puzzle-solving gameplay. Unlock the secrets of Atlantis by deciphering ancient relics scattered across the globe. Break down the ancient Atlantean language, powering up your own codex and allowing you to dig deeper into the history of the once great civilization.
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PLAYERS
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis lets you reach out to other players around the world for help! Expert players, who have completed certain segments of the game, can make themselves available to chat, in-game and in real-time, with other players. Will you become an expert yourself and choose to give back to the community?
PLAY IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis supports English literacy learners in English and 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!
EXPLORE EGYPT AND AUSTRALIA
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis currently features Egypt and Australia, the first two regions in a planned five region journey across the globe. In the future, we plan to develop additional regions with new gameplay, new characters, and new literacy skills.
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 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. Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis targets the adult learner, respecting adult sensibilities and character, yet the game is open and safe for all ages!
People ForWords: http://www.peopleforwords.org/
SMU Simmons School: https://www.smu.edu/Simmons
Adult Literacy X-Prize: http://adultliteracy.xprize.org/