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Serious(ly) good games? - Mathias Poulsen

Serious(ly) good games? - Mathias Poulsen | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

No need to be polite here; most serious/educational games are just way too serious…and boring. Not that a good games must always be fun (though it doesn't hurt),  ... Raph Koster points out "One of the subtlest releases of chemicals is at that moment of triumph when we learn something or master a task. This almost always causes us to break out into a smile. After all, it is important to the survival of the species that we learn – therefore our bodies reward us for it with moments of pleasure. [...]Fun from games arises out of mastery. It arises out of comprehension. It is the act of solving puzzles that makes games fun. In other words, with games, learning is the drug"


Where, then, is it that most learning games fail?

 

You'll also find a "sweet" 45 minute keynote address/video here from Gabe Newell at the 2011 "Games for Change Festival"

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SimuLearn's Virtual Leader Overview

A simulation training game (winner of best training product of the year) to develop leadership through various scenarios in a "virtual world"

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Report: Videogames can cause dementia in children - Gaming

Report: Videogames can cause dementia in children - Gaming | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Although the good Baroness has acknowledged that modern interactive platforms are able to inspire and harness human creativity, she now believes prolonged videogame exposure can cause the mind to effectively shut itself down when not engaged.
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Serious Games Turn Nintendo DS Camera Into A Microscope ...

Serious Games Turn Nintendo DS Camera Into A Microscope ... | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
The first educational project by Abylight, AfterZoom is a Serious Game that teaches through entertainment. “We have added an educational component that can be gradually learnt without the need of lessons or exams,” says ...
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Virtual World Helps Autistic Kids Develop Socially

Virtual World Helps Autistic Kids Develop Socially | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds can help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, new research suggests.

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The Organizing Game

The Toolkit is a set of resources that supports face-to-face training for residents and community leaders. The computer-based component (the "Organizing Game") is used to introduce concepts, prompt discussion, and allow residents to practice skills in a safe, non-threatening environment. The initial focus of the Toolkit is teaching Doorknocking, an organizing technique that's particularly effective in moving issues within a local community.

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Mission US | THIRTEEN | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it

Mission US | THIRTEEN | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Mission US is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?
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Serious Games As Novel Approaches To The World Of Touch | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET

Serious Games As Novel Approaches To The World Of Touch | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
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Epistemic Games - building the future of education

Epistemic Games - building the future of education | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

Epistemic games are computer games that can help players learn to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, lawyers, and other innovative professionals, giving them the tools they need for a changing world.


In epistemic games, players see what it is like to live in the world of adults. They learn ways of thinking that matter in the digital age, and have a chance to imagine the kind of person they might someday become.

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NASA releases new interactive space communications game

NASA releases new interactive space communications game | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
NASA has released an interactive, educational video game called NetworKing that depicts how the Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) network operates. The release of the video game coincides with the close of World Space Week, Oct.
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It's our Future. Choose wisely. | Fate of the World

It's our Future. Choose wisely. | Fate of the World | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

Fate of the World is a PC strategy game that simulates the real social and environmental impact of global climate change over the next 200 years. The science, the politics, the destruction — it’s all real, and it’s scary.

 

Your mission: Solve the crisis. But, like life, it won’t be easy. You’ll have to work through natural disasters, foreign diplomacy, clandestine operations, technological breakthroughs, and somehow satisfy the food and energy needs of a growing world population. Will you help the planet or become an agent of destruction?

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Building a game

This the first installment of a three-part series written by Adam Corney, director of business at Brisbane gaming studio MiniMega, it looks at the fundamentals you need to consider before you begin to develop your game as an independent developer. Spoiler alert: development starts waaay before coding.

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The Simulations and Serious Games Registry: Profile: Sid Meier's ...

The Simulations and Serious Games Registry: Profile: Sid Meier's ... | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

"I know a lot of organizations that want to find and buy ready made simulations and serious games, and I know a lot of great products that are out there that would meet their needs. But the mechanism for hooking up buyers and sellers doesn't exist.

So in the next twelve months, I am going to solve that problem. I am assembling a database - that will be completely available for free to the public - of simulations and serious games..." This link also takes you to a profile of "Civilization IV"

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Study's the name of the game | smh.com.au

Study's the name of the game | smh.com.au | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

Inside a school laboratory, students gather around the bench for today's lesson: how to create a chemical reaction. Yet instead of turning to their worksheets, these young investigators try some role play. Each budding scientist dons a lab coat and begins to experiment until - voila! - beakers erupt all over the room.
Their reward? Not a mark or score but a handful of special tokens. The student who makes the biggest explosion also wins the title of professor.
Welcome to the world of ''gamification'', where schooling looks less like a conventional classroom and more like a game of World of Warcraft.

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Putting people first » Games, Life and Utopia conference

Putting people first » Games, Life and Utopia conference | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Games, Life and Utopia is a half-day event in Pottsdam, Germany on 11 November, that is all about gamification, serious games, learning and play. It's a conference for service and interaction designers, for social activists, ...
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WOMEN & GIRLS LEAD: WHERE STORYTELLING, GAMING AND PUBLIC MEDIA CONVERGE

Leading film makers joined  to connect the dots between a sea change and individuals ready to act; between women and girls in Los Angeles to those in other countries. A woman in  Africa says,"The little little grassroots people, they can change this world"

A PBS public media initiative to focus attention worldwide on critical issues of our time, through personal stories.

 

Objective: to give all women and all girls equal access. More than  a media event, it aims to be a transformation. The project attacks the idea of who is talking in media. When it comes to war, its been a man's story. One of the films is about women and war. Women are right in the middle of the peace story. It shifts the entire discourse.

 

Gaming enters the picture as well. Gaming reaches beyond the converted. Yes, there's a Facebook game, in the form of a "social change engine".

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Jane McGonigal interviewed at Web 2.0 Summit 2011

Jane McGonigal (Social Chocolate) (Jane McGonigal explaining "Social Chocolate" at Web 2.0 Summit 2011 #games http://t.co/qrovYx9p http://t.co/vJ7IqoxM...)...
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Innovation Games Clinic

Join Luke Hohman, inventor of Innovation Games®, and Ant Clay and Andrew Woodward from 21apps, for a 3-hour interactive forum — Innovation Games: Serious Business Clinic — to explore how Innovation Games can help organizations ... Nov. 5, 2011

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The Open Budgets Game: A serious game for civil society ...

In this Pecha Kucha style talk, Michael Wolf presents the potential of serious games and edutainment to enhance learning. He uses the example of the Open Budgets Game, which has recently been designed by Formula D ...
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Serious games people | LinkedIn

Serious games people | LinkedIn | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
This is intended as a group of serious games and immersive simulation practitioners on both the supply and demand side of this rapidly growing medium. (Serious Games People needs you. We are two members of the bug 2K.
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Philanthrokidz: Real World Results from Online Play

Philanthrokidz: Real World Results from Online Play | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
The Rift is a new website for pre-teens, the brain child of Tina Venema, a mother of two with a background in software development, whose interests in innovation, technology and a budding interest in philanthropy led her to explore the idea of creating a virtual world for children where they can socialise and, by playing online, contribute to community projects.
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Global Mind Games looks to inspire change with new Facebook game - Mass High Tech Business News

GiG is a game focused on providing players with tools to help trigger social change. Players use tools such as video, blogs and weblinks to share ideas amd interact with each other to create solutions to topical matters such as global warming, technology, poverty, water, food and energy. GiG creates a “stock market of ideas” says games producer and president of the Boston-based GMG, Fred Skoler. The ideas in the game are given value through the communities reaction and response to them. Once an idea has received a high number of pledges it is then up to them to go beyond cyberspace and put it into real-life action.

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Serious Games for Social Change by BreakAway, Ltd

Serious Games for Social Change by BreakAway, Ltd | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

"A Game-Based Experimentation and Training Tool for Socio-Political Change"

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