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Apr072016

An Educational Game with an RPG Twist, Sign Me Up

It's always interesting to hear about games that are trying to be entertaining while going through the path of education. Many companies will try this from time to time, but it is a very difficult road to take. Noizoo Games has taken on this task and have created Dungenious a turn-based dungeon crawler RPG, that utilizes a flashcard mechanism to give you real world facts that you will later use during a quiz. Now I know that there are several people out there who will be turned off by the fact that you'll get to learn something, but I'm going to be honest, I'm very interested to see where this game can go from here.

This game is coming out for iOS and Android devices on April 14th for $2.99. Seriously this game needs to be picked up and played, and utilized as a basis of where to start when it comes to finding ways to make entertaining educational games.

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There are an incredible amount of educational games out there - schools utilize them a lot and there's a reason why iPads are so prevalent in schools. From what I've seen, there are number out there that are actually fun and kids find them enjoyable. The catch with these educational games is there needs to be some kind of actual learning objective that goes along with what the teachers are teaching in the classroom. If I'm a teacher, I have zero idea what learning objectives this app seeks to fulfill based on the trailer so I'm probably moving on. Even looking at their website doesn't give help. Is it math based? English? Do we create our own flashcards? It's also worth noting that cart based models are very popular, and games like this that look optimized for 1:1 iPads probably won't make the cut. I'll grant this may work well for home usage, but educational games tend to be marketed at schools since there's a massive audience.

April 7, 2016 | Registered CommenterZealeus

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