[[reviews:game-reviews]]

Game Reviews

The following are links to in-depth reviews of educational games. These are not your typical reviews. They are in-depth and look at the game's design as well as its educational aspects. These are not efficacy or validity studies and these are also not studies that interview, question, or observe people using these games. My unique background and extensive experience in both technology and education give me a distinctive perspective. These reviews examine and analyze the games themselves as independent educational objects using several different approaches.

Quickie Review

Frosty Freakout Frosty Freakout
Frosty Freakout
Ice cream game – build multi-scoop sundaes – online game.

Payment Model: FREE
Target Audience:
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: Browser
Year: ??
Type: Entertainment
Publisher: 123Peppy
Game Site: Frosty Freakout

Quickie Review

Tutti Cuti Ice Cream Game Tutti Cuti Ice Cream Game
Tutti Cuti Ice Cream Game Review
Ice cream game – create orders scoop by scoop – tutticuti ice cream parlour – online game.

Payment Model: FREE
Target Audience:
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: Browser
Year: ??
Type: Entertainment
Publisher: Santoro
Game Site: Ice Cream Game
Gambling Never Pays Gambling Never Pays
Gambling Never Pays Review
The player becomes an “e-Bug Investigator” who attends the scene of an 'incident' that involves microbes. The player must find evidence to support and negate their own ideas, in addition to those presented by the characters in the game. In the process of solving the mysteries, the player learns about microbes. This mission focuses on the responsibly antibiotic use.

Payment Model: FREE
Target Audience:
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: Browser
Year: 2010
Type: Educational
Publisher: edugames4all
Game Site: e-Bug Games
**Math Blaster!**
completed using an early version of the review template (2010)

Payment Model: Buy PC, Freemium Online
Target Audience: age 8-10
Kind of Learning / Subjects: Math

Format: PC & Online
Year: 1986 - 2010
Type:
Educational (Sidescrolling Platformer)
Publisher: Davidson & Associates, Inc.
Game Site: HERE
Osy Osmosis
Osy Osmosis Review
Previous Review completed 2012

Payment Model:
Target Audience: Middle School? (10-14 year olds)
Kind of Learning / Subjects: Physical Chemistry, Cell Biology

Format: PC/Mobile
Year: 2012
Type: Educational
Publisher: IS3D
Game Site: HERE

Incomplete

Chicktionary, formerly known as Fowl Words Chicktionary: Farm Fresh Goodness
**Chictionary Review**
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Payment Model: FREE (online) BUY (Tablet)
Target Audience: Early Readers - Adult
Kind of Learning / Subjects: Spelling, Literacy, Vocabulary

Format: Browser, tablet Game
Year: 2003
Type: Educational - drill
Publisher: Blockdot, Inc., (Developer), Kewlbox (Publisher)
Game Site: HERE
**Gone Home**
**Review of Gone Home**
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Payment Model: BUY
Target Audience: Everyone
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: PC/Mac
Year: 2013
Type: Entertainment (Story Exploration)
Publisher: Fullbright Company
Game Site: HERE
**History Game Canada**
History Game Canada Review
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Payment Model: FREE
Target Audience: high school
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: PC
Year:
Type: strategy, serious
Publisher: Bitcasters
Game Site: HERE
MineCraft **Minecraft**
**Review of Minecraft**
Minecraft: A Second-Life like game, but for everyone.
http://minecraftedu.com/

Payment Model: Subscription
Target Audience:
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: online and app,
Year:
Type: Entertainment1); Building
Publisher:
Game Site: HERE
**Portal II**
**Review of Portal II**
http://www.learnwithportals.com/
http://www.teachwithportals.com/
Image Credit: http://www.valvesoftware.com/

Payment Model: FREE for Schools
Target Audience: Everyone
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: Online (Steam)
Year:
Type: Original is Entertainment; STEAM for Schools is Educational
Publisher:
Game Site: HERE
September 12 **September 12**
**Review of September 12**
<notes>

Payment Model: FREE
Target Audience: Young Adult & Older
Kind of Learning / Subjects:

Format: Browser
Year: 2011
Type: G4C
Publisher: Newsgaming.com
Game Site: HERE

1) though more and more it is becoming a serious game
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