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ARX: The Doctor’s Cure
The Doctor’s Cure immerses players in a town divided over a controversial cure for a deadly plague. Wield the power of persuasive writing to save the town.
ARX: The Mystery of Taiga River
The Mystery of Taiga River is an immersive game where players are environmental scientists and lead an investigation to find out why the rivers’s fish are dying.
In this game a scientist named Wilson who has been trapped in a strange world. You have to survive dangers like monsters, the dark, keeping your sanity and not starving.
Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment.
iCivics: Argument Wars
iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.
iCivics: We the Jury
We the Jury gives players a sense of participating in jury duty by choosing different civil cases, analyzing evidence and using arguments to reach an impartial verdict.
Mojan Studios sandbox construction game. Players must survive in a massive open-world setting by relying on natural resources, mining, and crafting.
Portal is a short and engaging video game centered around solving physics puzzles by creating paired ‘portals’ that let you teleport from one to the other.
SimCity puts the player in the chair of a mayor to grow a city through building structures, increasing population, and increasing annual income.
STEM Career Quest
STEM Career Quest is an online game that helps players better understand STEM careers and how to reach those career paths.
The Last of Us
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror game that places the player in situations where their ability to survive and their moral choices will be tested.
The Migrant Trail
The Migrant Trail places students in the shoes of either migrants traveling across the Mexican border or Border Patrol Agents, and allows them to explore some of the details of these perspectives. It is a single-player game that simulates trails and choices made by the chosen characters. If players choose to be migrants, they are […]
A series of life-simulation games where players maintain families of humanoid Sims, helping to sate their needs & desires as they live & love according to player choices.
The Walk is an immersive iOS game that tracks the movement of the player as they walk. Players embark on an action-packed journey to save the world.
Zen Bound 2
This meditative puzzle game is the sequel to the award-winning Zen Bound (iOS) with a few new mechanics to the wrapping rope, painting wooden sculptures play experience.
Zombies, Run! is an immersive running (or walking) game by development studio Six to Start. Players must run to survive hoards of zombies and bring supplies back to camp.