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Gamestar Mechanic. The Benefits of Chess. World Model | World Game | International Futures Forum. Games Storyfy. Elder Care. New Gaming. Happify | Join. Knutepunkt - Nordic Larp Wiki. Knutepunkt is an annual conference on Nordic style larp which has been running since the first event in Norway in 1997. It cycles through each of the Nordic countries as hosts; in Sweden it's called Knutpunkt, in Denmark Knudepunkt and in Finland Solmukohta. In English the translation would be meeting point or nodal point. Though the conference started out strictly as an event for larp (Live action role-playing), and it's 3 founders Erlend Eidsem Hansen, Hanne Grasmo and Margrete Raaum all were larporganisers of 360 degrees Nordic Style larps, Knutepunkt has since embraced role-playing games in a more general fashion.

Today the conference still has an emphasis on larp, but programs devoted to educational larping, freeform, blackbox larps, gametheory and traditional tabletop role-playing are common. List of Knutepunkts Knutepunkt Books Since 2001 (except 2002) the Knutepunkt conferences have been accompanied by books on larp theory generally called the "Knutepunkt-books". Knutepunkt Etiquette. Fed Chairman Game. Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives. #Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games : All Tech Considered. Under the #Gamergate hashtag, a debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Under the #Gamergate hashtag, a debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. iStockphoto For the past several weeks, the video game industry has been embroiled in a heated, sometimes ugly, debate, under the hashtag #Gamergate.

It's a debate about a lot of things and it involves a lot of people, but at its heart, #Gamergate is about two key things: ethics in video game journalism, and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry — an industry that has long been dominated by men. Many in the industry believe that those two things need to be talked about, as the video game industry moves more toward the mainstream than ever before.

The first of those two women is Zoe Quinn. Feminist Frequency. Prizewinning Educational Games from the Nobel Foundation. Marie Curie, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, Sir Alexander Fleming, Mother Teresa; all of these amazing individuals have one thing in common – winning the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize is one of the most highly regarded awards given to people working in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics. But the Nobel Foundation is more than just an award giving Foundation, and has branched out into creating educational content related to the hard work done by Nobel Prize winners.

Not only does their website contain video clips, documentaries, literature and history related to the winners, but it has over 29 interactive educational games for students to learn about key scientific, economic, literature and peace concepts. Peace Prize Games The Nobel Foundation has four compelling Peace Prize games that touch on important political and human rights issues such as nuclear weapons, prisoners of war, conflicts and democracies. Science Games Literature Games. Five Skills - Zen Rhino. There are five major components that make up the skill set required to be a complete game designer (although no one person excels at them all). These are System Design, Content Design, User Experience Design, Communication Skills, and General Knowledge. The following is an outline of these components, which if fleshed out would make a great book on game design. If you decide to use this outline as an inspiration for such a book, make sure you send me a free copy... SYSTEM DESIGN System design is the core nuts-and-bolts skill of the game designer.

Content design is just as important as system design, but it is the artistic side of game design. System design and content design will get you a game, but user experience design will make it a game people actually want to play. Someone can be the best designer in the world, but unless he is also an artist, musician, programmer, etc. his designs are useless if they cannot be effectively communicated to the people who actually build the game. CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game. Explee Animation Video about Lego Serious Play. The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014. Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past.

When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time. Understanding Game-Based Education Image via Flickr The concept of game-based education is one that’s easily dismissed as being frivolous or time-wasting. The Institute of Play explains how games nurture the higher-order thinking skills kids will need in their futures, including the ability to analyze and solve problems using media resources. Resources for Getting Started Even if you’re sold on the idea of game-based learning, you might be at a loss on where to begin. Tools You Can Use Once you’ve developed an understanding of game-based learning and decided how to get started, it’s time to move forward with deciding on the games you want to use. Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup. GAME BASED LEARNING. Chess. Arts et Go.

Sciences et Go. Yunzi. LEGO My LEGO. Peacemaking.