I've been working with this idea for a long time now, the business part is ready, the experts is ready to help and the software will soon work.
What we're missing is your game!
We would like you to donate a demo of your game (or the entire game) to us. Then we will convert it into an educational version and use these in schools. Thereby you get your game actively promoted in the classrooms and you support a good cause since this is a social enterprise. The only ones who will benefit from the profit is the school children in Latin America and Africa.
My name is Aske Sønderby Knudsen and I study Medialogy at Aalborg University Copenhagen. I have this wild idea that we can provide educational games which are of the same quality and just as fun as "normal" games, e.g. They Need To Be Fed, Angry Birds, Call of Duty etc.
And at the same time let users learn whatever they want from the games, they can create their own content.
At NameGames we convert existing games into educational games by implementing a small script into the games. When you play the game you will encounter educational questions from time to time, if you answer correctly you will gain an advantage in the game (e.g. Faster car in a racing game). Thereby the educational goal is combined with the original goal of the game.
See the introduction video to learn how we're gonna do this:
Next stop for NameGames is "Copenhagen Academia Startup Weekend" where we're going to develop the software needed, convert games and display it for jury in the end of the weekend.
To get the best result we need to convert a range of different games to show how this works for any type of game, in the future we will give the game developer a small script to implement themselves. But for this weekend we need the .gmk -files, we need to be able to test it out while developing.
I can only give you my word that I won't use your game for anything else than this concept, we convert it to this kind of educational game and not use the game in it's original state.
We hope that some of you will support the project and donate some games, big or small, new or old />/>
Let me know what you think, if you have questions or would like to "Donate-A-Demo" I suggest you post it here, but you can also write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We need the games before Friday June 15th at 12:00.
For more information see www.NameGames.org
WOW i'll try and send something in!
Edited by imacreeper, 23 November 2012 - 05:48 AM.