May 14, 2013
Congratulations to GameUp partners Filament Games and Learning Games Network for their nominations in the “Best Gameplay” category at the annual Games for Change awards this June. LGN’s game, Quandary, is a part of the GameUp game network and was the first title in our English Language Arts section. In this popular game, ”players shape the future of a new society while learning how to recognize ethical issues and deal with challenging situations in their own lives.” By creating complex decision making situations in which players must weigh fact, opinion, trustworthiness and risk this title supports teaching toward many ELA common core state standards. Filament’s Game, Reach for the Sun has players, ”help a young seedling grow and reproduce before winter approaches.” Though Reach for the Sun is not featured on GameUp, many other Filament games are, including: You Make Me Sick, Cell Command, Crazy Plant Shop and The Sports Network 2. Be sure to check out the Games For Change Blog for more information about all the nominated games. And may the best game win!