LW4K Game Spotlight: Sackboy: A Big Adventure

This is the next video in a new LearningWorks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer J.R.  for his work on this awesome video!


Hey everyone, welcome to LearningWorks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a new series where we will be walking through some of your favorite games and talking about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! If you want to know more about how to take your gameplay to the next level, visit learningworksforkids.com and explore our course listings. 

Today we are going to be adventuring with everyone’s favorite character made of yarn, Sackboy  because we are talking about the 3D platforming game Sackboy: A Big Adventure. This game starts with an evil entity named Vex capturing all of Sackboy’s friends in an effort to control Craftworld. Sackboy escapes in a ship with Vex’s plans for his Topsy Turvey machine and needs to find a way to free his friends and save Craftworld! In order to do this, he will have to venture through snowy mountains, vibrant jungles, and even the open expanse of space to become the legendary Knitted Knight, the only one capable of defeating Vex and restoring peace to Craftworld. 

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a great game for practicing flexibility, working memory, and self-awareness skills. Because this game is a 3D platformer, it is a little different than the other games in the Little Big Planet franchise, which are all 2.5D. Players need to be willing to try new approaches with their Sackboy within the game, including all of the moves that are available to him. The player also needs to use their working memory and recall which actions Sackboy can perform in order to chain them together for bigger, more exciting moves. And finally, when in multiplayer mode, players need to use their self-awareness skills to work with their partner/partners to complete an objective. Everyone will need to communicate well in order to see how working together can accomplish the task for that particular level. 

What is your favorite level in Sackboy: A Big Adventure? How do you think it compares to the other games in the Little Big Planet franchise?  Let us know in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and play throughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at learningworksforkids.com! 



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