Remember Putt-Putt? Pajama Sam? Freddi Fish? They're Coming to Steam

Some had the Atari 2600. Others grew up with Mario and the NES. But for a lot of young, budding PC gamers, there were Humongous Entertainment's quirky and colorful edutainment titles. Now, these classic adventure games are making their way to Steam. » 4/18/14 4:00am 4/18/14 4:00am

NASA Made A Game That Lets You Land On Mars. Sounds Cool. Now What?

Hop on Xbox Live and search for Mars Rover Landing. You'll find a Kinect game made by NASA and Microsoft that's meant to simulate the tense experience of landing Curiosity, NASA's rover that will land on Mars on August 5 after eight and a half months of travel. » 7/16/12 7:30pm 7/16/12 7:30pm

MinecraftEdu Distributes the Building Blocks of Games-Based Education…

Joel Levin at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School used popular indie block building game Minecraft as a learning tool for his second grade computer class. Now he's a part of the newly-launched MinecraftEdu, a program dedicated to spreading Minecraft-based learning to classrooms around the world. » 11/04/11 12:20pm 11/04/11 12:20pm

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

A Game That Will Terrify Your Kids Into Never Going Outside Again

Spring has returned, a time when children across the country turn off their video game consoles and venture out into the woods, building tree forts and rolling about in the underbrush. That is, until they play Tick Tackler. Then they're never going outside again. » 3/21/11 2:00pm 3/21/11 2:00pm

The Oregon Trail Leads Carmen Sandiego To Facebook

Now everyone on Facebook can experience the joy of hunting criminals and having dysentery, as Blue Fang Games and The Learning Company bring two of the most beloved learning computer games of all time to the social network next month. » 1/26/11 3:20pm 1/26/11 3:20pm

National Geographic Brings Out The Animal In You

The adventures of Prince Stinkyninja the bunny would not be possible without National Geographic's Animal Jam, an online animal kingdom filled with learning and adventure. They say it's for kids, but Prince Stinkyninja says otherwise. » 8/03/10 11:20am 8/03/10 11:20am

The Oregon Trail uh, Trailer — There Will Be Dysentery

This trailer, allegedly for a movie based on everyone's favorite edutainment game Oregon Trail, is so well done I honestly triple-checked to make sure the movie wasn't really being filmed. » 8/02/10 10:00pm 8/02/10 10:00pm

Survive Earthquakes, Floods, And Tornadoes With Disaster Hero

Adventure game company Legacy Interactive and the American College Of Emergency Physicians have teamed up to create Disaster Hero, a web-based game aimed at helping people keep it together while the world is falling apart. » 6/23/10 1:30pm 6/23/10 1:30pm

Pissed-Off Parents Find Math Game Too Violent for School

An action-packed math game students enjoy playing is a little too fun for some parents of the Albuquerque schools, one of whom went as far as accusing it of fostering video games addiction. » 6/07/10 9:30pm 6/07/10 9:30pm

Supreme Court Justice O'Connor Calls Games 'Fabulous'

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently spoke a word of charity for video games, telling ABC News in an interview that the medium's a "fabulous" way to get children to learn. » 5/27/10 7:20pm 5/27/10 7:20pm

Can The Indie Flash Game Hit Canabalt Teach You To Type?

Mavis Beacon may be the world's most famous typing teacher, but her indie cred pales in comparison to Adam Atomic and the nameless jumpman of Canabalt, which now features a white-knuckle edutainment mode. » 5/05/10 7:40pm 5/05/10 7:40pm

A Video Game To Keep Children From Being Savaged By Wild Dogs

University of Guelph professor Barbara Morrongiello doesn't want your children to be eaten by dogs, so she's created a video game that will teach kids how to avoid catastrophic canine confrontations. » 4/14/10 11:40am 4/14/10 11:40am

Let's Abolish Schools And Teach Children With Video Games

For thousands of years, societies taught and trained their children through immersive gameplay and storytelling. Prospect Magazine's Julian Gough wonders why we ever stopped, and ponders a fantasy world where the games of today form the children of tomorrow. » 3/31/10 11:40am 3/31/10 11:40am

Bad Flash Game Combats The Sexual Exploitation Of Children

It may be the most hideous Choplifter rip-off ever created, but at least "CyberDodo fights against the sexual exploitation of children" has its heart in the right place. » 3/03/10 12:40pm 3/03/10 12:40pm

Yale-Developed Game Teaches Young Children To Avoid HIV

The National Institute of Health is granting Yale associate professor Dr. Lynn Fielin $3.9 million over five years to develop a game aimed at helping children aged 9 through 14 say no to sex, drugs, and other HIV-transmitting behaviors. » 2/05/10 1:20pm 2/05/10 1:20pm

KrissX Micro-Review: Fun With a Purpose

I keep wanting to pronounce this game "Chris-Ex" but I'm reminded it's "Kriss-Kross." Whatever the case, it's a set of brain-teasing acrostics with goals and rewards that shrewdly incentivize their completion. It's just a little young for most tastes. » 2/03/10 10:30pm 2/03/10 10:30pm

Warner Bros. Moves Onto Sesame Street

Warner Bros. has inked a new deal with Sesame Workshop to develop and publish video games based on the Sesame Street license, hopefully bringing more Muppets to an industry deficient on google eyes and felt. » 1/13/10 2:30pm 1/13/10 2:30pm