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Good Books on Educational Gaming

Good Video Games + Good Learning

Know any good books on educational gaming? In reply to the above question, here’s Bill MacKenty's list

Digital Game Based Learning and Don’t Bother Me, Mom - I’m Learning by Marc Prensky

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning + Literacy and Why Video Games are Good For Your Soul by James Paul Gee

Simulations and The Future of Learning by Clark Aldrich and Serious Games: Games That Educate Train and Inform by Michael & Chen

Got Game by Beck & Wade and How Computer Games Gelp Children Learn by David Williamson Shaffer

And some books about game design… not particularly targeted to educational gaming, but the ideas which they develop are outstanding.

Rules of Play by Salem and Zimmerman

Designing Virtual Worlds Richard Bartle and Creating Emotion in Games by David Freeman