TAG: Video games

Playing With Architecture

Playing With Architecture

We can’t all be pros in the fields of architecture and design. But we can play around with architecturally inspired worlds. Check out the following for some inspiration, fun and a good excuse to get your inner creativity on. Designed for both iPhone and iPad, AutoCAD 360 is a free app that lets users draw, draft, edit, share sketches and more. This is a great resource applicable in the field with additional subscription based capabilities, and there is also a web version. MagicPlan is a free iTunes download that provides a platform for drawing out floor plans. Users take pictures and are then provided… read more

5 Video Games With An Eco Spin

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Gamers, would you like a side of Global Warming with your post-apocalyptic environment? Here are five video games with an ecological focus. 1. A New Beginning This point-and-click PC game from Daedalic Entertainment featured an epic adventure in which you play as a group of characters traversing a world destroyed by Global Warming. The main purpose is to travel back in time to a period before major natural disasters wrecked the land and prevent the events from happening. 2. Spore Finally, a game in which you get to play the Creator of everything. Spore is basically the study of evolution… read more

Can Gaming Teach Environmentally Responsible Values?

Can Gaming Teach Environmentally Responsible Values?

Game based learning has long been used in many settings, including for educational activities as well as occupational and career training. Some developers and educators see gaming as a way to reach a wider audience, and as a smart learning option for teaching core values, like ecologically responsible behaviors. With the vast assortment of games that revolve around questionable themes and subject matter, many who have gamers around may not argue, and would welcome a wider selection of more comprehensive games. By nature, games are both engaging and entertaining, a combination that can in fact lead to a successful learning… read more