As a teacher and an avid gamer I like to have my children excited and in awe of what I teach. There are many tools out there but video games are a great way to immerse children. So in the spirit of engaging and exciting the children Year 4 used one of their favourite games, which had an exciting and intriguing introduction, as a story writing stimulus. Year 4 staff planned a sequence of lessons with the intention of getting the children to develop their vocabulary, specifically their use of adjectives and adverbs. The lessons took place over the course of a week and a half. To get them into the right frame of mind they listened to the ambient soundtrack, watched the play-through of the first few minutes of the game and wrote the story in draft and then typed and illustrated it. We converted the finished files into the pdf format so parents could put it on their Kindle, ipads, iphones etc and read them on the go. Here are the stories the children wrote from Archimedes.