Last year brought a lot of new and amazing games to players everywhere. From highly-anticipated, big-budget games like Fallout 4, to one-man dev team releases like Undertale, 2015 was a great year for many gamers, and we’re hoping 2016 and onward will be even better! We asked our team members about the games they are waiting in anticipation to be released, and here are their responses.
If you’ve been a kid in the past thirty years, chances are you’ve played some semblance of an educational video game, whether it was required in school or you wanted to have fun at home. Since the boom of educational video games in the mid-80s, a lot has changed. With new technology comes innovation, and every year we have newer and better educational games for kids to play!
It takes a love of games to make a good game company, and we here at Immersed love ourselves a good video game. Here is a look at what we’ve been playing recently!
When it comes to learning through video games, there is a lot of criticism and naysaying. Many people call them “mind-rotting” or “a waste of time,” but when games are made for teaching, people call them “boring.” However, many popular games on Steam, a personal gaming library, can teach children surprisingly well, and they’ll have tons of fun doing it!
We have compiled a short list of these games that cover a broad array of subjects.
The Immersed team had the opportunity to visit The Art of Video Games exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. recently. We wanted to share a few images and highlights from the exhibit, which ends September 30th. If you have the opportunity to visit,d definitely do! If you cannot visit, you can check out their website for extended interviews that were part of the exhibit, all available online, too. It’s a great resource for inspiration about video games.
One of my favorite exhibits (below) had three screens with videos of gamers as they played games. As you can see, it did not show the games, so all we were able to see was their emotional reactions – a mix of joy, confusion, determination, and curiosity. It’s a great reminder of all the emotions that games can bring out in people.