Monday, June 14, 2010

Make your own games! Serious Games

A lot has been said for "Serious Gaming", where there is an educational purpose for playing the game. These have been used for a wide range of educational contexts, and even TurningPoint ARS can be used as a game platform.

I was having a scan through Sourceforge and came across this little beauty - e-adventure

Cross platform for both the development and games means that games can be written once, played by users on different platforms. Because it is written in JAVA there is also the possibility to push them to iPhones and android based devices.

There are a range of pre-made games to check out as well as comprehensive help files.

I you ever wanted to make a point and click adventure story or get you students to demonstrate what they have learned this might be the tool to have a look at. Take a look at the video to get an idea of what it is all about.

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1 comment:

emarchiori said...

Hi. I'm one of the developers behind the platform. Thanks for your kind words, we are glad you found our work so interesting.
I hope you will be glad to hear that we are very far into the adaptation of the game engine for the Android OS, and expect to be able to realse it soon.
A new version of the platform, in a release candiate state at least, will be made available soon too. This new version incraeses the potential games that can be created (e.g. it includes support for drag-and-drop) and solves most bugs and problems in the current version.
Once again, thanks. We hope to hear more of your comments and suggestions.
the team.