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Resources, design practices, and innovative ideas on games for learning, health, and social impact
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"Game theory" model reveals vulnerable moments for metastatic cancer cells' energy production | Hub

"Game theory" model reveals vulnerable moments for metastatic cancer cells' energy production | Hub | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
The experiments could show prime time to disrupt metastasis, make a tumor more vulnerable to treatment
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Not really the use of a serious game but an interesting discussion of how game-theory principles in general can be used in biology.

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Mobile Gamers Can Now Help Scientists Analyze Cancer DNA Data

Mobile Gamers Can Now Help Scientists Analyze Cancer DNA Data | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Anyone with a smartphone can now help scientists analyze genetic data, which can then be used to develop new treatments for cancer. Created by Cancer …
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Crowd-sourcing science with the aid of game mechanics

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Video games that teach science | The Science Game Center

Video games that teach science | The Science Game Center | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Variable quality but a site worth bookmarking to keep an eye out for science-related serious games.

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Innovative Collaboration Between SIMmersion and Medscape Will Use Virtual Patient to Introduce Doctors to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing | The SIMmersion Blog

Innovative Collaboration Between SIMmersion and Medscape Will Use Virtual Patient to Introduce Doctors to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing | The SIMmersion Blog | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Should be interesting to see how this develops--"The PeopleSim conversation engine....will make the virtual patient's personality change from play to play."

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PlanIT Plus - Interview Game Flash version

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The interview game- a simulation that allows users to award points to interviewees throughout a simulated job interview

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Green Game: Environmental Games | Ecogamer.ORG

Green Game: Environmental Games | Ecogamer.ORG | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Green game, environmental games, energy games, recycling games
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A collection of serious environmental games and games for social awareness.

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Home | Re-Mission 2: Fight cancer and WIN! Games for cancer support based on scientific research.

Home | Re-Mission 2: Fight cancer and WIN! Games for cancer support based on scientific research. | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Six games, countless ways to fight cancer! Play online now for free. Based on scientific research, Re-Mission 2 games provide cancer support for kids and young adults facing the fight of their lives. Play, fight, WIN!
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You can investigate the games for free now

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Collaborative Play Against Global Warming (An Educational Board Game)

Collaborative Play Against Global Warming (An Educational Board Game) | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Fig. Prototype of a Board Game I have completed the board game that was conceived during "THATCamps Game (TCG2013) organized at Case Western Reserve University. It is a playable game but still your...
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How to Play Co-opoly - YouTube

How to Play Co-opoly - YouTube | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Here's how you play Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives! Get your copy here: http://store.toolboxfored.org/co-opoly-the-game-of-co-operatives/
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As the title implies, this is a cooperative game about cooperatives.

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Serious Games For Construction Workers With Limited On-Site Experience | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET

Serious Games For Construction Workers With Limited On-Site Experience | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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A first person RPG game designed to help players explore safety hazards in a virtual workplace

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Sustainability: the card game | TED Blog

Sustainability: the card game | TED Blog | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
In today's talk, Leyla Acaroglu asks us to think about the life cycle of products. Here, she shares her card game.
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Mix and match design problem cards with design strategy and design inspiration cards to spark innovative sustainability solutions.

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Persuasive Games -Airport Insecurity

Persuasive Games -Airport Insecurity | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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a game about inconvenience and the tradeoffs between security and rights in American airports. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games

Free Technology for Teachers: Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Not convinced these are really games but of interest,,,

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 13, 6:15 PM

A useful site for preservice teachers in any discipline to engage with - Games can provide a motivational hook and can help develop early insights into content and practice.

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Create Games with Construct 2 - Scirra.com

Create Games with Construct 2 - Scirra.com | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it

Not Make games with Construct 2. Create HTML5 games without needing to code. Construct 2 is a powerful and intuitive free games editor for Windows.

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Not directly related to serious games but might be a useful platform to experiment with

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NanoDoc

NanoDoc | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Design nanoparticle strategies to target cancer cells

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Gamification Survey Results - TalentLMS Blog

Gamification Survey Results - TalentLMS Blog | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
To help our understanding of gamification, as related to e-learning, we conducted a survey on our users. These are the results.
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Why am I posting this in serious games? Think it's useful data on what users of gamified learning experiences see as meaningful rewards (not surprisingly, not points or badges by themselves).

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HIITS: Serious Games For Hands-on Interview and Interrogation Training | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET

HIITS: Serious Games For Hands-on Interview and Interrogation Training | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Develop interview and interrogation skills

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Search Art | OpenGameArt.org

Search Art | OpenGameArt.org | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Not specifically serious game related but a source of game art folks might be interested in

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DEVICE 6

DEVICE 6 | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
A surreal thriller in which the written word is your map DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players in...
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6 Awesome Board Games That Teach Cooperation

6 Awesome Board Games That Teach Cooperation | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Commonopoly in action. Photo credit: Big Hope.
The most popular board games are based on competition. Monopoly epitomizes the winner take all nature of the genre. But what happens when that model gets turned on its head in favor of a more collaborative approach which pits the players against the game itself? Cooperation, that's what.
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A brief summary and videos of 6 cooperative board games (including Pandemic)

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Flash Point Fire Rescue (experienced) - The Rules and Game Play Tutorial - YouTube

Live the dream you've always had and become a brave firefighter rescuing victims trapped in a burning building. Flash Point Fire Rescue is an award winning, ...
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A cooperative game that simulates firefighting--an understanding of the game environment is key. Includes different levels of difficulty.

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Home | Quandary

Home | Quandary | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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A decision-making game, pitched for younger folks.

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join-ins_infographics_1_6041.jpg (604×1627) | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Designing serious games for seniors

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Games To Generate Data Challenge

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Games To Generate Data Challenge | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Always intrigued by the out-of-the box games the RWJF comes up with

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Play | September 12th: A Toy World | Games for Change

Play | September 12th: A Toy World | Games for Change | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Conveys a timeless maxim: violence begets more violence. Try to prevent terrorism in a village without collateral damage.
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" Created by a team of Uruguayan game developers lead by a former CNN journalist, this was the first game of the series that coined the term newsgame."

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