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How Minecraft Helped Teens Learn About Gun Control

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Well, okay, not just gun control. When high school teacher Douglas Kiang set his students up with Minecraft, he didn’t really know how it would play out. The goal wasn’t to teach them anything, necessarily, but rather to get them acquainted with one another and working together. The experiment started when one student couldn’t even recall another’s name, despite being two months into the Computer Science course.  Read More

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IndieDevKit Goes Live

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A few days ago IndieDevKit, an online resource for self-publishing game developers, went live. According to the founders, Leonie Manshanden and Tim Ponting, the site was created because “…the lack of expert information and transparency on marketing and operations topics pained us. You shouldn’t have to rely on anecdotal information to make critical decisions for your studio or game launch.”  Read More

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BAFTA Game Awards for Young Game Designers Announced

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At a special awards ceremony held on July 25 in London, the winners of the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award were announced. (BAFTA is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.) The winners of these BAFTA game awards include four game designers between the ages of 10 and 18. An inspirational school teacher and the game Minecraft also won awards. Read More