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What societal challenge do you think is particularly well-suited to a game for impact? What metrics should be used to inform the design of this game? For example, a game designed to increase residential energy efficiency might measure whether households that played the game had lower utility bills compared to similar households that did not.

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Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C)

The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) was born in 2005 from the desire to stimulate industry creativity and generate institutional interest towards the use of digital game technology and approaches for training and education. A partnership was formed with the organizers of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the National Training Systems Association (NTSA), and the ...more »

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Getting kids interested in programming with Minecraft

Too many kids aren't interested in learning programming, and many existing programming resources can be difficult, dry, or at least uninspiring. "Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins" is a new book by Andy Hunt (pragprog.com/titles/ahmine) to try and engage avid Minecraft players and teach them the very basics of Java programming. This hits couple of very necessary points (IMHO): the game environment is already ...more »

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Build Serious 3D Simulation Games for training.

Just about every worker in America is at an age where you have played an electronic game or know someone that has. There is no need for manuals or training video's for playing a game like the Legend of Zelda, Age of Empires or Need for Speed. It is easy to think of the benefits of offering a 3D interactive training game to the 500,000 postal workers, TSA staff or DMV officers, etc. Fun. Studies have shown that serious ...more »

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War and hard choices

I would like to see more games like the one created by the Canadian War Museum called Over the Top. My students loved this game and I don't know of many other like it... http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/games/overtop/index_e.shtml

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Teens against dating violence

Make a game against teen violence without using violence. Contest going on $7000 prize. http://stoptdv.com/2014-life-love-game-design-challenge.htm

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MYOPIA: An intergenerational collective action game series

ABSTRACT Myopia is a multiplayer turn-based strategy game about time, choices, and consequences. Players assume roles of political, business, military, and civic leaders in a series of epochs taking place between 1900 and 2050, each centered about a social dilemma of the time — a greater good is possible when players work together, but often-conflicting incentives make cooperation and trust difficult. The impact of ...more »

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Venture Partner Connections Forum

Several readers have mentioned to me that there is no action follow-up. We're sharing ideas that have no place to go. What we need is a forum -- a conference? a shark tank? -- that connects funders, ideators, content sources, outreach services and researchers. Content sources might be other state departments (parks, public health, human services... and of course education) along with non-profits. Outreach services ...more »

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Card game

A card game that helps the user to learn the periodic table and the various properties of each of the elements including groups, valencies, atoms , uses etc.

 

This card game can be used for a number of different subjects and topics.

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A Quest for the Interpersonal Skills needed for Social Success

Millions of youth and adults struggle every day with rejection caused by inappropriate interpersonal communication skills, many of them right here in the U.S.A. For many individuals the root problem is difficulty in understanding or using the nonverbal signs or signals (Dyssemia) that make up 93% of the communication that goes on between human beings. Whether you want to call it lack of empathy, or a need of social-emotional ...more »

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A Game for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

I am a type 1 diabetic and have had this condition for over 10 years now (diagnosed at 9 years old), and I have always loved video games since I was 5. I am currently studying Computer Science in college, and in my last semester in one of my programming classes, my final project was to create a game with a serious meaning. What I created, is currently a simple prototype for a game (and by prototype I mean, just ...more »

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Energy Crisis - Civ style exploration on powering our future...

I'm really keen to make a large, open content, strategy title that explores the core issue of power, it's use and generation and the consequences of these. Games are the idea medium for this because they allow the player to take long and short term decisions and see how they play out. So do you invest in nuclear and risk an accident, in coal and create more CO2? One costs more up front the other less now but has knock-on ...more »

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Zombie Apocalypse Disaster Preparedness Game

A game that gives players basic disaster preparedness training, all while being chased by zombies. I produced the first Zombie Apocalypse Disaster Preparedness game in San Francisco a few years ago and it was a huge success. Now I'd like to take it nation-wide. http://boingboing.net/2014/01/22/crowdfunding-a-global-version.html Please help me expand community resilience through play! Consider supporting my campaign? ...more »

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