This War of Mine becomes recommended reading in the Polish educational system

Landmark moment for 11-bit studios

In a particularly groundbreaking moment for the medium of gaming, 11 bit studios’ acclaimed release This War of Mine has been designated “recommended reading” by the Polish Educational System. Originally released back in 2014, This War of Mine deals with the besieged city of Pogoren, Graznavia, tasking players with the survival of a handful of citizens, huddled together beneath the chaos with meager food and supplies.

This new motion is the result of a campaign by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the country’s Ministry of Education, who have determined that the award-winning game has brought significant value to Poland’s cultural heritage. This War of Mine will now feature in a variety of school and college programs, and will feature in classes related to the human sciences: sociology, ethics, philosophy and history.


“Games are a work of culture. Modern ones, natural and attractive for the young generation. Games speak a language instinctively understandable by them – the language of interaction,” said 11-bit studios CEO Grzegorz Miechowski in a press statement. “Using this language, games can talk about everything – emotions, truth, the fight between good and evil, humanity, suffering. They are similar to literature in that regard, however, they use the aforementioned language of interaction… I’m proud to say 11 bit studios’ work can add to the development of education and culture in our country. This can be a breakthrough moment for all artists creating games all around the world.”

This War of Mine is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile platforms.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.