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Horror Becomes Educational by Teaching Morse Code in SOS: Forgotten Planet

Want to learn a new skill? This upcoming horror game teaches Morse Code as a core mechanic!

Educational video games aren’t a new idea, but they’re often marketed toward a younger audience. Not to mention, the educational aspects usually involve learning to read and practicing basic math. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Now, horror becomes educational by teaching Morse Code in SOS: Forgotten Planet.

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SOS: Forgotten Planet: A Horror Game That Teaches Morse Code

Morse Code chart in SOS: Forgotten Planet
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Video games and their influence on learning and education is a hot topic, but now there are games you can use to learn new skills on your own. The horror genre has a lot of potential to be educational, especially when learning is crucial to survival. It just so happens that this is the case in SOS: Forgotten Planet.

In SOS: Forgotten Planet’s trailer, we see that we’re trapped in either a space station or a ship. However, we aren’t alone here as hostile monsters chase after us. And in this place, Morse Code is the key to survival. The trailer is just a glimpse into the game, but it looks like we need Morse Code to open up chests or containers to gather supplies. It also looks like Morse Code will be necessary for opening and closing doors, especially since there are letters on each door shown.

I love that games can be used as tools for education, making it fun and easy to learn new information. Seeing horror blended with education makes a lot of sense to me, especially if you’re somebody who learns well under pressure.

SOS: Forgotten Planet brings a new educational horror experience to Steam by teaching Morse Code as a core game mechanic. There’s no release date yet, but it’s available to wishlist on Steam if you want to keep track of it. In the meantime, head to our culture hub for more spooky content, like a spotlight on the best liminal space horror games.


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Melissa Sarnowski
Melissa Sarnowski has been working as a gaming writer professionally for two years, having been at GameSkinny for over a year now as a horror beat writer. She has an English degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. While she focuses on all things horror, she also enjoys cozy games, MMOs like FFXIV and WoW, and any and everything in between.