I'm an English teacher and for an upcoming unit I'll be focusing on 'Rites of Passage' narratives, especially those that explore the transition to adulthood. In our scope and sequence there's a call to focus on multimedia and visual texts: my class of teenage boys has been pretty good this term so I'd like to push forward with something new and engaging for them and look at a videogame or two, if I can find some.
I'm looking for games that explore this as a primary theme. I'm searching my head and not coming up with much. Passage
comes to mind: indie games like this are optimal because often the mechanics are part of the discussion about how ideas are represented, rather than just a shooter or an adventure game with a coming-of-age element to the cinematics. Can anyone else think of anything that might fit the bill?