Spent challenges players to keep a roof over their heads

March 4, 2011

Possibly the first video game about homelessness, Spent challenges you to keep a roof over your head for 30 days. It’s not easy — like a computerized embodiment of Murphy’s Law, Spent confronts you with one misfortune after another. To win, you have to make a series of hard choices that have no apparent right answer.

Third World Farmer puts you in the shoes of the impoverished

February 8, 2011

This online game captures the realities of rural life in Sub-Saharan Africa. You begin with a family of four, a small house, and an empty field. If you’re successful, the family can afford education and medical care, or try to increase their farm output by purchasing tools.

Get to know words with Knoword

February 4, 2011

In Knowords, players are given the first letter of a word, then a short definition. From there, they have one minute to type in as many correct words as they can.

Build your own planet at Extreme Planet Makeover

January 14, 2011

Extreme Planet Makeover lets you manipulate several conditions that make a planet conducive to life as we know it — the planet’s age, its distance from the sun, what type of star it orbits, and more.

InterroBang2 is happening right now

December 6, 2010

InterroBang, a game of real-life missions that challenge students’ creativity and problem-solving skills has just launched their second edition, which runs until January 31, 2011.

Debt Ski: Navigate the sea of personal finance

November 24, 2010

Everyone would agree that it’s important to learn about personal finance, yet many kids grow up without the skills to manage their money. This is probably because the topic was never put in the context of a pig riding a jet ski.