5 tips for making successful kids' games in 2013. This is not only for educational games and in our experience the second tip "2. Kids don't read" it is true (specially with boys)
Interesting serious games for kids. I have been playing Stem Cell Transplant. I learn some new things! Interesting that they also consider curriculum and other activities such as evaluation (provide forms for that)
Sad news for Adventure games!! RIP LucasArts
Serious games and e-learning. Ivan Martínez-Ortiz
Games engines without plugin! via Eugenio Marchiori
Games to teach javascrip programming! Cool!
Are serious games applicable to any discipline? At EU LLP CHERMUG project we have doubts about being able to develop an engaging SG for promoting research methods and more specifically qualitative research in the medical community. It appears to be a very challenging domain. But now we are very happy with the first trials with students and professors.
Interesting article about videogames and storytelling. We are now working on the relationship of theater plays and videogames.
New oportunities for serious games? New Gesture-Interfacing, 3-D Scanning Kinect SDK
Publishing companies buying (serious) game companies? Nice movement that could give an idea of new developments in the serious games arena
Do you need more reasons to play? take a look a this scientific study. But still plenty of opportunities for the ones that do not produce action games ...
"Much work remains to be done to specify what kinds of cognitive processes can be trained by non-action video games. It is important to increase the battery of games that can be used to train cognition and perceptual skills, both to increase the number of cognitive functions that can be improved, and also to allow participants to choose their preferred style of game." (excerpt from the conclusions)