A small list of resources related to games in education

This list was a Google doc that I started as a resource for a 6 month long project/class, which revolved around solving the numeracy and literacy issue for a specific demographic. The list is a collection of websties, games and more which recently came back to life with a discussion on chat.gamedev.in. I thought I’d collate all those links and put it up as a blog post so that it can help me and others who are interested in games and/in education. With recent updates, I’m not being too strict about the list just having only games or only games super specific to education, but even games that can somehow be appropriated for our cause 🙂

Last updated on October 06, 2017

A presentation on gamification – https://www.slideshare.net/bamdone/gamification-defining-designing-and-using-it

An article in the Indian Express about the glorification of ‘examination results’ and conventional teaching methods practiced by our society – http://epaper.indianexpress.com/c/8159221

About Science having no boundaries – https://www.ted.com/talks/beau_lotto_amy_o_toole_science_is_for_everyone_kids_included

About society’s views towards children –

Here is also a website/community-based platform that is useful for looking up resources regarding education technology in India – http://edtechreview.in/

Extra Credits: Games in Education (Playlist) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyKYa0YJ_5BIUqSDPmfBuKjTN2QBv9wI

Game Theory’s Top 10 Educational Games – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COQVPrsTK3Y

Top 5 Edutainment Games – brutalmoose feat. MatPat – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk87vceekgM

DICE 2010: “Design Outside the Box” Presentation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_PbHVW5cQ

Critical Compilation: Jesse Schell, ‘Design outside the Box’ – http://www.critical-distance.com/2010/04/21/jesse-schell-design-outside-the-box/

Katie Salen + Institute of Play Projects/Work – http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/

Rhetoric of Video Games – Ian Bogost – http://nau.edu/CAL/Interdisciplinary-Writing-Program/_Forms/RhetoricVideoGames_Bogost/

Project Zero – http://www.pz.harvard.edu/

ecoMOBILE(part of ProjectZero)  http://ecolearn.gse.harvard.edu/ecoMOBILE/overview.php

Moving Learning Games forward – http://education.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/MovingLearningGamesForward_EdArcade.pdf

Education in Gaming: Narrative as a Tool for Fostering Engagement – http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1021945/Education-in-Gaming-Narrative-as

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup – http://www.edutopia.org/game-based-learning-resources

enGAgeMEnt LAB, Emerson College – http://engagementgamelab.org/

Metamorphabet – http://metamorphabet.com/

Earth Primer – http://www.earthprimer.com/

ECO – https://www.strangeloopgames.com/eco/

MineCraftEDU – https://minecraftedu.com/

Bridge Builder Puzzle games – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_Builder

Human Resource Machine – https://tomorrowcorporation.com/humanresourcemachine

Armadillo Run – http://www.armadillorun.com/

Plague Inc – http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/22-plague-inc

Big Pharma – http://store.steampowered.com/app/344850/

Concrete Jungle – http://colepowered.com/concrete-jungle/

Habitica – a gamified productivity app – https://habitica.com/static/front

Sokobond – http://sokobond.com

Metabosim – http://www.zachtronics.com/metabosim/

Habitactics – http://www.zachtronics.com/habitactics/

Faktr – http://www.zachtronics.com/faktr/

Shenzhen IO – http://www.zachtronics.com/shenzhen-io/

TIS-100 – http://www.zachtronics.com/tis-100/

Infinifactory – http://www.zachtronics.com/infinifactory/

Spacechem – http://www.zachtronics.com/spacechem/

Twelve a Dozen – http://www.bossastudios.com/games/twelve/

Crafty Cut – http://preloaded.com/case-studies/crafty-cut/

Mlob Rule – http://preloaded.com/case-studies/mlob-rule/

Phoenix Protocol – http://finji.co/phoenix/

TyrAnt – http://preloaded.com/games/tyrant/

More from Zachtronics – http://www.zachtronics.com/

More from Schell Games – https://www.schellgames.com/games

More from Strange Loop Games – https://www.strangeloopgames.com/

Amplify Curriculum and Games – https://www.amplify.com/games

More from Preloaded – http://preloaded.com/case-studies/

GameDesk – http://gamedesk.org/ (seems to be down)

Educade – http://educade.org/

Games from Fields of View – http://fieldsofview.in/projects/

Fate of the world – http://www.soothsayergames.com/

Influent – http://playinfluent.com/

Urban Play – https://urbanplay.co.in/

Niche – a genetics survival game – http://niche-game.com/

Spore Creature Creator – http://www.spore.com/creatureCreator

Doodle God – http://doodlegod.com/games/doodle-god

Doodle Creatures – http://doodlegod.com/games/doodle-creatures

Explorable explorations – http://explorabl.es (also @explorables)

Gaming for Understanding – https://www.ted.com/talks/brenda_brathwaite_gaming_for_understanding

Train (or How I Dumped Electricity and Learned to Love Design) – https://www.gdcvault.com/play/1012259/Train-(or-How-I-Dumped

Will Wright makes toys that make worlds – Spore – https://www.ted.com/talks/will_wright_makes_toys_that_make_worlds