80 Days

Rated E for Everyone

Tags:

Education

Developer:

inkle

Platform(s):

Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch

Release Date:

07/28/2014

Price:

$12.99

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80 Days

Synopsis

The year is 1872, and Monsieur Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days. The game allows players to create their own global route, starting from London and visiting a selection of hundred and fifty cities. There are individual, personal stories to engage within each location that draws on historical events, cultural details, and flights of the wild invention in equal measure.


The game has a cast of hundreds from across a massive range of ethnicities, genders, and sexualities. The alternate history setting enables us to explore the contrast our perceived understanding of history with its muddier, busier reality. The story is rich, well-written, intelligently narrated, and sympathetic, and the gameplay reinforces the humanity and agency of the people in the story. 80 Days was created as an accessible, entertaining experience that thrives off humanity and diversity and brings the world to vivid life for players without coming across – or even /being/ – educational, condescending, or worthy.

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