Podcast number 20 October 9th 2007 [EDTECHCREW020.mp3 Running time: 1 hour 20:35 mins, size: 36.9 MB]
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Game Facts about Australia
(From the industry group, Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia, a survey of 1,606 households and 3,386 individuals.) Some of the key findings:
Some Game Development tools
See Tony's full list (with hyperlinks) here: http://www.itmadesimple.com/readarticle.php?article_id=28
Why use games?
What sort of learning occurs when kids create games?
How do we create games that are not all sizzle and pop - but engage and educate?
Can one survive without the other - can a good game be educational?
How do we get schools and teacher to change direction to enable our students to design games for us?
http://www.socialimpactgames.com - Over 200 Games listed by category.
http://seriousgames.ning.com - Social networking site for serious gamers
http://www.ieaa.com.au - Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia
http://aie.vic.edu.au - Academy for Interactive Entertainment
http://www.gametrailers.com - Watch game trailers
http://www.supersmartgames.com - Best Educational games?
No Gamer left behind - Video (A backgrounder to games in education)
Conferences and Expo's
Gamers Expo in Melbourne November 16 to 18
Conference Game Connect 15 to 18th November
BBC enters virtual worlds with Games for young children
K12 Online Conference has started. Don't forget to get involved!