Mission US: City of Immigrants

Release Date: February 11, 2015


Navigate New York's Lower East Side as a young Jewish immigrant from Russia



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The goal of Mission US is to reignite passion and curiosity in American history among modern-day teenagers by offering an interactive educational platform that’s both accessible and engaging. Mission US currently offers four missions to embark upon, challenging them to think critically every step of the way in the shoes of a fellow historical peer.

In Mission 4: City of Immigrants, players take on the role of Lena Brodsky, a Jewish Russian teenager who recently immigrated to America. Help Lena navigate the unfamiliar tenement houses of lower Manhattan, and make important decisions that define her social, cultural and economical identity as a young woman. The game culminates in the turmoil of a growing labor movement and in the final chapter of the game, the player must decide whether to join the Triangle Factory labor strike or return to work under the existing dismal conditions.

THIRTEEN worked with Electric Funstuff, an educational software company  to design, develop, and produce the game and create effective learning experiences. Visit to access rich multimedia resources including educators materials such as curriculum activities, maps, personal narratives, vocabulary words, cultural artifacts and more.

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum, National Council Social StudiesAmerican Library Association, American Association of School Librarians

National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting




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  1. 7
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    The game is a mission based history game. You progress as you complete missions by moving around the various maps and talking to people. As you go the history of the time is shown to you in the words of the NPCs and the images around you.

    This game is a lot of fun, missions while learning about history!

  2. 4
    Total Game Reviews: 2

    Slightly hard to understand gameplay. Seriously disappointing that you can only play as a women.

  3. 9
    Total Game Reviews: 5

    It was super fun. I would want to learn more on what the year was.It was an awesome way to learn how people felt back then. It was a little slow but not to bad.It crashed right before i was going to start part 3.I would still want to play it again.

  4. 8
    Total Game Reviews: 11

    A shorter game compared to other Mission US games. It deals with the young Jewish girl immigrating into the US during the first wave of Jewish immigration into the ‘modern’ US nation state before the rise of Nazis(WW2)

    The tough economic reality also makes her work very hard to make ends meet.She chooses between going out with boyfriend , working etc.

    It is relevant today for the immigrant nation,that the US is.

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