Category: Articles

Study – games aren’t bad for you

One of the concerns people still sometimes have about using games in schools is “aren’t games bad for you?” And of course the answer is, “it depends”. Like all media, there are times when the story or setting …

Modding games for classrooms

The BBC Future site recently featured US organisation Glasslab’s current educational gaming project, adapting SimCity from the code up and aligning the tasks players face with the US Common Core curriculum standards. It’s the latest in a twenty-year …

Playware Staff Interview Series – George Lim

Playware Studios’ Game Artist, George, always found art to be his favourite subject in school. Doodling on his textbooks and classrooms tables, he had no idea his attempt at creating a trading card game with a classmate would …

Using 3DHive in a primary school classroom: early ...

In my previous two posts here, I described some of the research work that we’ve been carrying out with a local primary school using 3DHive, and discussed what we’ve learned about the importance of preparing well – thinking …