Worth Sharing: Serious Games Today

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A new resource well worth checking out! http://www.seriousgames.today Who Made This? This site was built by Digitalmill, Inc. Digitalmill is a consulting and development firm focused on games, videogames, and their related technologies led by Ben Sawyer.Based in Freeport, Maine, just … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Lists of Great Serious Games Lists

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I love lists, so lists of lists have to be even better, right? This one is. Posted on the  LinkedIn GLS (Games + Learning + Society) Forum by Anuar Andres Lequerica. Re-posted here with permission. Many serious games databases are just list … Continue reading

Educational Videogames and Other Repeats

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Far too many educational games out there are nothing more than template games skinned with educational content. I wonder why people make these kinds of games. Is it because they are easy to design, or do they really not understand what … Continue reading

4PEG Review: Gambling Never Pays [Magic Bullet Games]

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A number of chapters in my upcoming book talk about how to review games, and I go into my 4PEG model in detail. I review 7 games in the book. Here’s another. This review is of an educational game, and … Continue reading

Quickie Game Review: Frosty freakout

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Frosty freakout. OK. This one’s better than the last one. The time element comes into play when you start making your ice cream – the image of what you are supposed to make fades.   There’s a time limit, but … Continue reading

Quickie Game Review: Ice cream game

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been checking out a lot of games recently for various reasons, and it occurred to me that I should keep a record of them. I’m putting them here because they might be of use to someone else too.. Ice … Continue reading

In-Depth Game Reviews: Mathblaster

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was working on my PhD (2003-2008), I found it very hard to find any decent reviews of educational games. There are plenty of reasons for this, including: Teachers aren’t, for the most part, gamers and so really have … Continue reading