Educational videogames genre cover a
wide range of titles and are designed as
learning tools for all ages.
At gamerisms, we have listed several examples that
include geography, child-reading tools, word games, quizzes, math and
logic games plus
language learning for passionate gamers.
This genre has exploded in the marketplace and
titles are available for hand-held game systems as well as consoles.
Educational videogames genre:
is specifically targeted at a skill
reading, math, geography and new languages while others, such as puzzle
games, word games, quizzes and logic games will exercise the brain and
Avid gamerz young and old will find them highly interactive and they
typically include training, mini games, puzzles and other types of
exercises that increase in difficulty as the gamer progresses.
Simulation and adventure videogames, such as
Sim City offer
gamers an opportunity to create societies or build theme parks thereby
developing young gamerz strategic thinking and planning skills.
These educational tools assist teachers in introducing playful elements
into the learning environment. With computer-aided programs, additional
benefits are increased skills in the areas of critical learning,
knowledge based communication and effective interpersonal skills.
With the educational videogames genre, you can travel the world, learn
to read while playing Learn Math or Learn Geography from Nintendo DS.
Learn Math, a 10-level game, teaches and repeats lessons based on a
syllabus for grades 1 through 4. Gamers will be placed in a setting
with a teacher and other students for Learn Geography with exercises,
training and mini games that include various countries. The Virtual
Tutor Reading videogame series helps youngsters through second grade.
One of the popular types of educational videogames genre titles is
can be used in hand-held and console products and provide children of
all ages an engaging, effective learning experience.
An example is LeapFrog: Talking Words Factory 2 - The Code Word Caper.
The characters from the LeapFrog educational video series move forward
from basic phonics-based word skills with this video game. In Talking
Words Factory 2, the Silent E Machine leaves Mr. Websley silent, and
young Leap, Lily, and Tad come to the rescue. Entering the Complex Word
Complex, they learn about the advanced building blocks of words and put
together the magic word that will allow their friend to speak again.
Terror strikes the hearts of parents when their offspring approach the
driving age. Maybe they can sleep better if they purchase one of these
educational videogames genre titles:Drivers' Ed Portable for the DS.
and soon-to-be drivers will practice for the written test with sample
questions for all 50 states. Training mode includes simulations and
three mini-games that target new drivers.
Once the family recovers from Drivers' Ed, your teen can continue
his/her education with DS titles like FutureU: The Prep Game for
SAT=also in PC, My Japanese Coach, My French Coach, My Chinese Coach
and My Spanish Coach, also on PSP=PlayStation Portable, a hand held
gaming console made by Sony.
Just as there is no shortage of educational videogames genre titles,
the same can
be said for
systems to view and play the games. I am talking
about a console, mobile, tablet or PC. For instance, when it
comes to Brain Training games, Nintendo DS leads the way with
educational video games to keep your mind fresh and active by just
playing for a few minutes each day.
Additionally, the iPad and other tablets have a huge array of
educational games built in. Many of these are clever in that they
disguise the fact that you are actually learning—always a good thing!
Some examples of these educational videogames genre titles are Mad Libs
Ninja. Many from this genre of video games are available for free or
offer a free trial mode.
At your PC, you can locate several sites like Disney and Nickelodeon
that offer a large variety of free
to play games
within the educational videogames genre for
kids. They feature some of their favorite characters from different
movies and TV shows.
Moving on to consoles, there is the Xbox360 that boasts Trivial Pursuit
game that has a past history as being the hottest game years ago. The
popularity extended to the many versions that were and have rolled out
There’s no doubt that this video game will be scooped up by both adults
who want to renew past playing memories and the curious younger crowd.
Research indicates if you keep your mind challenged, you will have a
slow-down or beat dementia as you age and the educational videogames
For the adult gamerz, DS videogames include Quick Yoga
Training, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, My Stop Smoking
Coach and the Personal Trainer series.
Shockwave video games for the PC can be acquired through a number of
companies. Some video games can be downloaded, often with a fee, while
others are strictly available online.
As puzzle video games are arguably the largest segment of educational
video games, there is a separate genre article for puzzles/board games
Whether passionate gamers enjoy puzzle games, word games, quizzes,
games or math games, there are plenty of available games to keep you
busy for a long time.
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terms gamers and gamerz are used when referring to players.
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