Incredibots is a new online game that is called part of the “physics-based” genre. In these kinds of games (it seems to me, at least), you basically build things that then do weird things. A full explanation of this particular game can be found at Jay Is Games.

The key element here that makes it relevant to language-learning is that players can create a film of their “adventure,” include a text description, and embed it in a teacher/student blog or website.

The game looks somewhat complicated to me, but as I’ve written previously, I feel the same way about anything beyond the original “Pong.” I’m always astounded how quickly and easily my English Language Learner students can figure out how to play any kind of online video game.

I haven’t quite figured out where to place the link on my website yet, though.