Game Design and Learning

By dogtrax | Collecting pieces that help teachers think about game design for the classroom. We want students in the role of creators.

Board games have been teaching us how to shop for more than a century

This November 27, 2015, the day after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will kick off the holiday shopping season with what has become a "Black …

Board Games

Published Games

The following thirteen games are published in the "Reacting to the Past" Series by W.W. Norton & Company:<p>You can purchase or request desk copies of …

Columbia University

“ActiveLit” Lets Students Play & Create Choose Your Own Adventure Games In Virtual Classrooms

I’m a big fan of Choose Your Own Adventure games (see The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories).<p>I just discovered …

Teaching

Online Reading Group Invitation – Games, Learning, & Literacy

If you’re interested in exploring games and learning over the next 4 weeks, I’m hosting a reading group. We’ll be reading <i>What Video Games Have To</i> …

Learning

KQED

“My parents emigrated to France from the West African island of Cape Verde, then later moved to Brooklyn,” one student said. Then she rolled a set of …

Starting the School Year with Privacy and Security in Mind

Remix these Thimble projects to learn about online safety<p>On a healthy Internet, privacy doesn’t mean you have something to hide. It means you have …

'Schoolifying' Minecraft Without Ruining It

Steven Isaacs — @mr_isaacs on Twitter — is a full-time technology teacher in Baskingridge, N.J. He's also the co-founder of a new festival that set the Guinness World Record for largest gathering dedicated to a single video game.<p>The game that cements both halves of his life together? Minecraft.<p>(In …

Education

Glitch

Game Design Deep Dive: Creating a one-touch platformer in ZIP ZAP

<i>Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design, art, or technical features within a video game, in order</i> …

Game Design

A Few Old Game Proposal Documents... - by Richard Hill-Whittall

Here are a few of my game proposal docs for some old games. Hope you find them useful in some way! A note on the published games – these were the …

Publishing

“Building a Better World” with City Building Games

I’m a bit over the Summer Slide so lets talk about what board games fit right in with this summer’s theme of “Building a Better World.” In the …

Board Games

Video Games Are Better Without Stories

Film, television, and literature all tell them better. So why are games still obsessed with narrative?<p>A longstanding dream: Video games will evolve into interactive stories, like the ones that play out fictionally on the Star Trek Holodeck. In this hypothetical future, players could interact with …

Game Development

Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression

Video games are robust forms of creative expression merging design, code, art and sound. Unfortunately, many games misrepresent or appropriate from …

Indigenous Peoples

Open your mind (and your mouth) and learn about a new kind of game design

In the field of game design, we know a lot about designing games for a proper state of flow, but what are some of the bigger possibilities for …

Game Design

How Hacking Pushes Innovation in Game Design

<b>Hacking and modifying games can lead developers to push the limits.</b>In the mid-1990s, before he became an acclaimed indie designer, Brendon Chung was …

Intel Corporation

What Is GOBLIN?

<b>Games Offer Bold Learning Insights Nowadays</b> (GOBLIN) is an interactive adventure game that is, first and foremost, a vehicle to experientially teach …

Professional Development

Five Years of Educate to Innovate

On November 14, 2016, the National STEM Video Game Challenge celebrated its fifth year with an awards ceremony and reception in Washington, DC at …

Education

Zenva

Adam Costa<p>"This is by far the best course I've taken on programming. Pablo jumps right into what matters: building stuff. His approach is simple, …

JavaScript

Learning at the Intersections of Science, Literacy, Gaming, and Making

Museum educators and teachers from Philadelphia share some of the things they have learned from designing learning for middle school youth in …

Education

Epic Classroom Examples of Minecraft in Education

Minecraft has become arguably one of the most popular games in history. This is evident not only with gaming communities but also among educators. If …

Minecraft

Play me a story: How video game storytelling has evolved

CNET Magazine: From Atari to arthouse, Bushnell to Blizzard, we hear from industry heavyweights on how games have grown up.<p>Has a video game ever made you cry? No? That may be because you haven't played the right game yet.<p>Sure, there are plenty of run-jump-shoot-repeat blockbusters, where any story …

Storytelling

This Tech-Connected Rube Goldberg Machine Spans Five Cities

The Rube Goldberg machine formula leaves lots of room for creativity. Chain reaction contraptions have been built with everything from dogs to LEGOs, …

Cool Stuff

New York Times publishes U.S. voter suppression op-ed in video game form

The United States presidential election is happening next week, and so yesterday the New York Times concluded its "Op-Doc" series of short, op-ed …

Game Design

Raspberry Pi Game Design Board

/ 285 views /<p>What is the “Seven Segments of Pi”?It is an electronic kit which attaches to your Raspberry Pi Computer to create what may be the …

Sprawly, Interactive 360 Videos, No Code Required.

Web-Based Builder<p>No downloads required. Sign Up, Log In, Start Creating.<p>Transcoding and Hosting<p>We transcode your videos to multiple bitrates, and …

Web Design

What No Man's Sky Teaches Us about Digital Storytelling

In the 1960s, <i>Lost in Space</i> captured the imaginations of families across the country through television and spin-off writing, long before the rise of …

Storytelling

Level up: using video games to unlock the city

From Monopoly to SimCity, games can foster a special sort of engagement with an urban environment, helping us hash out and represent the complex …

Determine

Project Discovery: Video Games Are Now Making Scientific History [Infographic]

Something amazing is happening in the world of science, and it’s all thanks to video gamers.<p>Inside of the massively multiplayer online game, <i>Eve Online</i>, there exists a mini game where the efforts of the players are helping to expand our understanding of proteins in the human body. That’s right! …

Game Development

One of the creators of ‘Rick and Morty’ is launching a virtual reality game studio

When you read the headline for this story and saw the featured graphic, your mind probably jumped to some very specific conclusions.<p>For starters, you probably assume the interview we did with Justin Roiland, co-creator of <i>Rick and Morty</i>, was full of hilarity and jokes. That I was only able to ask …

Game Design