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Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:10:05 -0500

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7 educational games that every developer should study

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 04:02:00 -0500

(image) We reached out to some game devs who are also educators, or who work in educational software, and asked them to name some of the educational games that are most instructive to designers. ...


Come to GDC 2017 and learn how to write better, richer game characters

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:35:00 -0500

(image) At GDC 2017 Treachery in Beatdown City dev Shawn Allen will talk about how he approached creating dozens of characters of various ethnicities in a fictional NY, and how he too has stumbled.  ...


The Making of GOP Arcade's Voter Suppression Trail

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500

(image) "Oregon Trail is an insanely slow game, very frustrating," says Chris Baker of GOP Arcade. "We matched the feeling of the original quite closely." ...


The state of educational games in the Minecraft era

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:01:00 -0400

(image) Minecraft, Kerbal Space, and even Civilization all have instructional spin-off versions. But do educators know how to integrate games into the classroom? We got the takes of some educational game devs. ...


See how Girls Make Games supports girls who want to be game makers

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400

(image) Artifact Studios has released Girls Level Up, a brief documentary about LearnDistrict cofounder Laila Shabir and the Girls Make Games summer camp she launched years ago to help girls learn game dev. ...


Eco is a Minecraft-like with an environmental, educational twist

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:18:00 -0400

(image) While it shares Minecraft's basic gameplay loop of harvest/gather/plan/build, Eco is designed to teach kids to collaborate and solve problems while being mindful of protecting the environment. ...


Games For Change expands student game dev contest about real-world issues

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:24:00 -0400

(image) The Games For Change organization is preparing to host its second Student Challenge next year in more cities, with more resources and more programs to help kids make games about real-world issues. ...


GDC 2017 opens for registration with new features!

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:02:00 -0400

(image) Now's your chance to sign up for the world's largest and longest-running event for game developers: Game Developers Conference 2017 is now open for registration! ...


Today is the last day to submit talks for the Summits and VRDC at GDC 2017!

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:58:00 -0400

(image) GDC organizers want to remind you that today is the last day to propose a talk for one of the Game Developers Conference 2017 Summits or the VR-focused VRDC at GDC 2017! ...


Tomorrow is the deadline to submit talks for the Summits and VRDC at GDC 2017!

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:11:00 -0400

(image) The call for talk submissions for the VRDC and the specialized Summits that help open the 2017 Game Developers Conference closes this Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific! ...