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Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

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TitleMerging Education, Assessment, and Entertainment in Math Games: A Case Study of Function Force
Presenter(s)Mike Treanor, Christopher W. Totten, Joshua McCoy and G. Tanner Jackson
SessionInnovation in STEM Games
TimeFriday, October 12, 2:30p-3:30p
LocationMSU Room
FormatPaper Presentation
DescriptionGames for education and games for entertainment tend to follow different development paths according to their respective purposes. Entertainment game development follows the traditional best practices of games design while educational game development adds an additional constraining layer of learning objectives. The contribution of this work is a case study of a game, Function Force, that was created with the entertainment and educational design goals given relatively equal weight. In this case study, the development of the game mechanic, puzzle designs, and game level progressions will be explained and connected to relevant educational and curriculum components.

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