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And although still a big work in progress and not yet bug free, melonJS already allows to easily create some nice games. melonJS integrates the popular Tiled map format, allowing to easily design levels using the Tiled map editor, and to focus on the game features itself. melonJS is compatible with the various existing browsers. Serious Games At The British Museum. Serious Games exploring the British Museum's collection Great Court Space - Courtesy the British Museum The British Museum's new website for kids called Young Explorers is all about world histories and cultures.
It has games, including the amazing Time Explorer, and more. Time Explorer is the new adventure game from the British Museum. In Time Explorer, players have to travel back in time to explore ancient cultures and rescue precious objects from imminent disaster. Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. Gets $434k NIH Grant. The University of Central Florida was awarded a $434,800 National Institutes of Health grant that will allow researchers there to develop a game using life-size avatars and real-life scenarios to promote sexual abstinence among Latina middle schoolers.
Anne Norris, a UCF nursing professor, and Charles Hughes, a UCF computer science professor, will work together with UCF’s Institute for Simulation & Training during the next two years on the project. The game is intended to be played in after-school and youth outreach programs run by trained teachers and counselors. It will be designed to improve girls’ skills in responding to peer pressure to engage in sexual behavior.
Are Video Games Educational? Video games.
While they may seem like the bane of every parent's existence, they don't have to be—many of them offer unique learning features. And with increased requirements in schools placing unprecedented demands on children and parents, it may be time to start thinking about video games as teaching tools. The learning component of gaming can be optimized with parent involvement. That means understanding what makes a game both fun and educational.