A Primer on Serious Games, Meaningful Play, and Games in Education

My interest in serious games/meaningful play, and games in second language education in general has grown over the past few years, so I figured I’d start putting together this collection of useful resources I come across on the subject. Hopefully this will grow big enough that I can start compiling something more concrete and useful somewhere along the line.


Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain
Ian Bogost on Serious Games
Sebastian Deterding – Meaningful Play: Getting Gamification Right
James Paul Gee on Video Games, Learning, and Literacy
ExtraCreditz: Video Games and Learning
Sequelitis : Mega Man Classic vs. Mega Man X (Warning: NSFW due to adult language)
The Creativity of Indie Video Games
Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | Idea Channel | PBS


World of Borecraft
Serious Games Seek Slice Of Health-Care Market


Felix Kronenberg: Browser Games for Language Learning


Magicians: A Language Learning RPG
That Translation Game!


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