The mission of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University is to design innovative prototypes, techniques, and complete games for entertainment and learning and to advance state of the art knowledge about social and individual effects of digital games. The GEL Lab is an association of game research and design faculty and students, primarily in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The lab does externally funded research and development work and employs graduate and undergraduate students.
Give your child a jump start on their financial literacy! Saving with Piggy is an educational game that helps young children (age 2 to 5) learn about coins by feeding piggy (aka, putting coins in the piggy bank).
In Freaky Deaky Flashback, you assume the role of an undercover FBI Agent, Daniel Jacobs, immersed in the rebellious counter-culture of the late-1960s. It is a free-to-play game for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Amazon Kindle devices.
Across MSU campus, rival Big Ten schools have set up snow forts populated with Grumpy Snowmen. Help Sparty rid campus of these pesky snowmen in this whimsical game! Grumpy Snowmen is easy-to-learn, but challenging to master.
This game that will be integrated into a Michigan State University College of Law course on criminal procedure. The primary purpose is to bring to life criminal procedure law in a dramatic story and allow students to explore the law in an interactive environment.
This game, developed through a grant from NASA, that is designed to determine whether recently documented motivation gains in task groups can be harnessed to improve motivation in interactive exercise games using virtual, software-generated partners.
The goal of this collaboration between the GEL and Frankel Jewish Academy is to create a game that motivates students to be more engaged in the Academy’s rabbinic curriculum and further make use of the Academy’s one-to-one education technology initiative.
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MSU Media Summer Camps
July 6-24, 2015 ComArtSci
High school and middle school students learn about game design and development!