Many English Language Arts classes start the year learning about the different parts of a story and theme. Theme is the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic. It is also an idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature. Theme can be a difficult topic to teach. Sometimes the main idea of a story may seem obvious, but it can be difficult to put into words. Flower is a game without without words. There is no writing, speaking, or dialogue. It is simply about a petal of a flower flowing in the wind bringing life back to wherever it touches.
The theme of balance between nature and humanity is easy to pick up on. It gets students thinking about whether or not nature and humanity can coexist. Every piece of important information is shown to the player since you do not need to focus on dialogue. At just under an hour of playtime, Flower is the perfect introduction to theme.
Developed by thatgamecompany
Available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Microsoft Windows
Rated E: for Everyone