For People who need some game design inspiration..

https://chrome.google.com/webstore?category=app/8-education

^^This is the link to the Chrome’s new app page, education section

There are a couple free games that you could browse for some quick ideas. Some seem to be more story driven whereas others more skills driven. You could possibly ponder this balance when it comes time to at the end of the semester. Hope this helps.

The “Educational” Games of my Youth Come to Facebook

As if I needed an excuse to be distracted at work, Carmen San Diego and Oregon Trail are coming to Facebook!

What’s interesting to me is that unlike, say, Farmville, Carmen San Diego and Oregon Trail are actually supposed to kind of teach you things. Like, for example, that even if you shoot an entire buffalo you can only carry fifty pounds back with you — even if you have, like ten kids traveling with you. (You know what I’m talking about, Oregon Trail players!)

So what do y’all think about this? Is it just a nostalgia fest for those of us who remember these games? Do these games teach anything? Are they ‘fun’? Anyone? Bueller?

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