The edutainment classic and staple of many childhoods Zoombinis could get a modern rework, if this Kickstarter has anything to do with it. Help make learning (by solving pizza-based puzzles) fun again! » 2/17/15 6:15pm 2/17/15 6:15pm

MTV Social Game Makes Election Season a Competition For Players, Not…

MTV has been active in encouraging younger voters to get to the polls for well over 20 years. In 1992 they brought the "Choose or Lose" campaign to the airwaves, and in the decades since they have frequently partnered with nonprofit Rock the Vote to air initiatives encouraging 18-24 year-old voters to get to the… » 4/24/12 11:30am 4/24/12 11:30am

From Lineage to Journey, White House Games Guru Wants to Know What…

We know video games are big in pop culture: millions of us, of all ages, play them every day. We know they're big in business: the video game industry in the United States alone is worth over $25 billion annually, to say nothing of the rest of the world. And it seems that the United States government knows how big a… » 4/18/12 8:30pm 4/18/12 8:30pm

Fifth-Grade Game Designer Exhibits her Video Game at White House

New game designer Hannah Wyman won a trip to New York, got a grant for her school, educated kids, and met the President of the United States. And she managed it all around her dance lessons and her homework, because she's eleven years old. » 2/15/12 10:40am 2/15/12 10:40am

Angry Birds, Happy Physicists

Galileo discovered the language of nature. Einstein questioned the color of rainbows. Today's physicists ponder the vertical acceleration and horizontal velocity of an angry bird in flight.

Cell phone owners from all walks of life have flocked to popular, affordable mobile game Angry Birds for its bite-sized… » 7/04/11 2:00pm 7/04/11 2:00pm

Building The Perfect Kill House With Video Games

Armed with M-4 automatic rifles, swathed in body armor and combat fatigues, the five man U.S. Special Forces Airborne entry team stacks up outside the entrance to the house. » 8/31/10 2:30pm 8/31/10 2:30pm

Top 10 Educational Games of the 1980s

It's a bit of a nostalgic day today at Kotaku (or maybe I've just done a poor job of getting out of the historian mindset this weekend), but a post over at Educational Games Research brought back memories of childhood and elementary school — Oregon Trail » 9/28/08 5:30pm 9/28/08 5:30pm, (I vaguely remember a PBS television show that we were…

'Educational' Meets 'Fun': Tangential Learning

I sort of hope the Zero Punctuation knock-off dies a quick death, but reader Nathan M. sent us this video, which is based off an article by designer James Portnow » 9/14/08 12:30pm 9/14/08 12:30pm. There's nothing ground breaking here — the idea that educational games simply try too hard, while regular 'fun' titles can learning without having to…