Category Archives: Games & Simulations

A Taxonomy of Serious Games

As noted by 360KID’s Scott Traylor in his blog Ben Sawyer presented a taxonomy of serious games at the recent Annenberg Workshop on Learning Games. Scott writes, “Ben began the […]

Gamer-Centered Design

I’ve championed user centered design for years and in part that’s behind the argument for using educational games and simulations for teaching: meeting and engaging students on their own terms. […]

Easy Coding for Kids

Scratch is a new programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab that’s aimed at kids from 8-up. According to the BBC story and video out earlier this week Scratch […]

Serious Games in Business

Dr. Richard Hackathorn of Boulder Technologies writes on the Business Intelligence Network about Serious Games in Virtual Worlds: The Future of Enterprise Business Intelligence. Using game and simulation technologies for […]

Serious Game Videos

Serious Games is a new web community and blog built by Adrian of Coventry, UK. He’s assembled the best collection of web videos covering serious games and educational technology I’ve […]

Game Studies – Life After GDC

GDC was great but after a week on the road, three cities and four time changes I’m only beginning to get back in the blogging groove. I’ll re-start by introducing […]

Serious Game Engine Shootout: A Comparative Analysis of the Technology

Serious games and educational simulations are an unique product category with functional requirements that are different from platform and casual games, MMOGs, and drill–n-skill learning games. The gameplay itself is […]

Serious Game Engine Shootout Panel Discussion

As a follow-on to the article I’m writing for Serious Games Source that is due out at the end of the month, CMP has accepted my proposal for a Serious […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

“They poison the mind and corrupt the morals of the young, who waste their time sitting on sofas immersed in dangerous fantasy worlds.“ According to a leader in the January […]

When Unreal is Better

Several days ago before dawn, in a state of mind that can only be described as dangerously pre-caffinated, I was reading a story on CNN.com about the row between Britain […]