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Thoughts on Educational Games

03-14-2011, 06:12 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: SF
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Thoughts on Educational Games

Hi Everybody!

I' m new to the the forum and wanted to know what everybody thought about some of the educational games that are out for iPhone and iTouch?

Also nice to meet everyone as well

-Mongo_D
03-14-2011, 06:21 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
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My thoughts are no one wants to waste money on them

03-14-2011, 08:15 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
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I like Karoshi, does that count?
03-14-2011, 11:23 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
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Educational games are great! I may be biased however as I've worked on a couple of them. It's great when it all comes together and you not only entertain but educate.

Of course you run the risk of muddling the two and entertaining more than educating or educating to the point of no entertainment.

Check out the Oregon Trail for iPad (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/the-oregon-trail/id307519882?mt=8) for a game that attempts to teach while educate. It was used in the school systems way back when (long before iPads/iPhones of course).

Perhaps Math Blaster is a better example.

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03-14-2011, 11:28 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
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My kids like Stack the States and Stack the Countries. Nice job making fun educational games. They're the ones actually that asked me to buy the Countries game as soon as it came out... There are a few others, too that are pretty good and fun.
03-15-2011, 02:38 AM
#6
Educational games? Then play physics puzzle games, like Bubble Ball or Angry Birds. Bubble Ball will test your ingenuity and thinking skills to come up with creative solutions. Angry Birds, needless to say, is the most popular game now, which features challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. These physics puzzle games are really very educational, i think.
03-15-2011, 03:16 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by Yensimer View Post
Educational games? Then play physics puzzle games, like Bubble Ball or Angry Birds. Bubble Ball will test your ingenuity and thinking skills to come up with creative solutions. Angry Birds, needless to say, is the most popular game now, which features challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. These physics puzzle games are really very educational, i think.


you think Angry Birds is educational? gosh...games about words puzzle indeed have sort of educational aspects.
I can't think of any...inspirational movies work better
03-15-2011, 03:25 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by levelone View Post
you think Angry Birds is educational? gosh...games about words puzzle indeed have sort of educational aspects.
I can't think of any...inspirational movies work better
Inspirational movies? This reminds me of NeverSayNever 3D by Justin Bieber.
03-15-2011, 04:40 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: SF
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Thanks for the thoughts people.
03-15-2011, 08:27 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by anualisher View Post
Inspirational movies? This reminds me of NeverSayNever 3D by Justin Bieber.

sounds like you are 90's