Bards in Space: Video Game to Teach Kids About Shakespeare

This just in! The Bard is going into space! Yes, that's right, folks, it's the showdown of the millennium...William Shakespeare vs. Alien.

No, this isn't another bad sci-fi movie or a cool comic book from Dark Horse. The Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project (CASP) at the University of Guelph, in conjunction with Apollo Games (, has developed 'Speare, "a fun game that teaches literacy skills as an outcome of spontaneous game play in an authentically appealing interface." Sort of like Oregon Trail...

The first interactive folio will be Romeo and Juliet. Beta versions are available online already, and you can purchase the Deluxe version online as well.