This is the educational version of MushWhom?. The non-EDU version is also available to play.

Such an honor!

You've finally landed an invitation to visit the world of the mythical Shroo.

Even better, their Mayor has asked for your assistance as a surveyor!

Will you be able to help?

They want to open their world to tourists.
But before they do, they need some info.
That's where you come in.

MushWhom? - a critical thinking game

They have some questions . . . will you have answers?

You will have the latest technology to observe the shroo from a distance without disturbing them.

You will be able to rotate their world to help observe them as they go about their shroo lives. You will also be able to speed up, go back, or pause time to make more precise observations.

And you will have a handy journal to write down your observations. The journal will be very useful to you in solving the puzzles to help the Mayor.

This once-in-a-lifetime chance will allow you to see the Shroo up-close and in their natural habitat. It sounds like there will be a lot of observation and deduction involved.

This could be challenging.
Good thing you're always keen for a challenge!

About MushWhom?

MushWhom? is a quirky and upbeat game that challenges player to put their deduction and observation skills to work! This game has intentionally been designed to support and encourage the use of critical thinking skills. It was designed and developed by Knitwit Studios, published by Life Love Publishing, and is an award-winning critical thinking game from the 2023 Life.Love. Game Design Challenge.

About MushWhom? Educational Edition

This Educational Edition offers a standards-aligned lesson plan and slide deck for classroom use. It also incorporates an in-game introduction and afterword that provides more context about critical thinking as well as tips about applying the lessons learned. The free educational resources are available to download as PDFs from within the game via QR codes.

Game Features

  • Colorful art and whimsical music!
  • Clever puzzles to apply your observation, deduction, and logic abilities!
  • An enjoyable game intentionally designed to support critical thinking skills!
  • Standards-aligned lesson plan and slide deck.

MushWhom? Educational Edition

Design & Development Collin Lang, Knitwit Studios
Knitwit Studios website | Knitwit Studios on
Producer Jennifer Ann's Group
Publisher Life Love Publishing
Educational Consultant Caroline Beddiford
Narrator Janik Person
Editor Drew Crecente, Life Love Publishing
Life Love Publishing
Community Engagement Susanne Smetana, Jennifer Ann's Group
Jennifer Ann's Group website | Jennifer Ann's Group on

Gaming Against Violence

MushWhom? is one of the games to come from the Gaming Against Violence program, an evidence-based approach to violence prevention. The program is presented by Jennifer Ann's Group, a nonprofit charity.

Games addressing protective factors such as critical thinking, resilience, empathy, and connectedness support the program's cross-cutting approach to violence prevention. Since 2008, the Gaming Against Violence program has engaged, educated, and empowered young people around the world about important issues. Other topics include consent, healthy dating relationships, and teen dating violence prevention.

Learn more about Gaming Against Violence by visiting the program website: The website also includes links to published research and media coverage about Gaming Against Violence as well as links to some of the prosocial games to come from the program.

You can also learn more about Critical Thinking by visiting the website for Critical Thinkers: The website offers definitions, resources, and links to other websites about critical thinking. It also includes links to more critical thinking games.

Life Love Publishing
Updated 3 days ago
Published 10 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorJennifer Ann's Group
GenreEducational, Puzzle
Made withUnity
Tags3D, Casual, Colorful, Cute, Indie, Non violent, Relaxing, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles, High-contrast, Interactive tutorial
LinksBlog, Gaming Against Violence Program


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MushWhom? Educational Edition - Linux 64bit 229 MB
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