Links

Links to cool things around the web.

Websites

Games for Change  Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.

ChangeGamer ChangeGamer promotes the use of digital games to study themes such as energy, climate change, natural disasters, the environment, economics, politics, history and science.

Playful Learning USA network of educators innovating through the use of games in the classroom.

Blogs

Games for learning research blog (NZCER)

Games

Audio Game Hub  A set of eight experimental arcade videogames that use audio as their primary interface

Curriculum for the Future A lighthearted game by NZCER and Gamelab, designed to get people thinking about education and the future

Gamefroot A website for young people to Learn, Build and Make their own games

Videos

Extra Credits A great YouTube series on everything to do with game design. For new game designers including students and teachers, we especially recommend starting with the “fail faster” episode.

A webinar on “Videogames and their effects on youth mental health” hosted by OryGen, The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Australia).

Podcasts