Underground-Railroad-1-wThe Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom by Muzzy Lane Software is a “choose your own journey” style game that incorporates 3-D experiences as students make a series of choices that affect their journey.

Played from a first-person perspective, the game immerses students in the action as they play the role of a slave escaping from a southern plantation and heading north toward freedom.

Along the route, students make key decisions that lead them to one of several possible outcomes.

During their journey, students encounter challenges and meet key historical figures who provide help and inspiration.

Underground-Railroad-3-wThe highlights:

* Features key historic figures, including Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett, William Still, and Frederick Douglass, who may aid players on their paths to freedom.

* The game provides a wide variety of potential outcomes, based on students decision making: Will you escape to “The Promised Land” in Canada, join the Abolitionist movement, or end up back in bondage?

* Authentic music, rich narration, and immersive 3D scenes help students understand historic events surrounding slavery and the Underground Railroad from a historical perspective.