Welcome Game Players, Developers, Scientists and Teachers! We want to hear from you. Your opinions will help us teach better, make games better and make science better understood!
Quick Start: To read/contribute to discussions about say, biochemistry: search for "biochemistry" and jump into those discussions.
This forum will create a conversation among groups who do not normally discuss together! Speak clearly and listen carefully! Watch out for jargon. The word "game" is not jargon but RTS is--and best to give a description even when you do spell out "Real Time Strategy" game. When in doubt, pretend you are talking to your college roommate: a smart woman who studied something completely different from you. Your topic will generate more responses if you make your points clearly.
Please respect each others' opinions, we have very divergent backgrounds!
Are you involved in serious, educational or meaningful games that are not about science? Welcome! Please discuss with us! Introduce yourself, create topics and jump in!
Here is the basic plan for our ScienceGameCenter forum:
Category 1. General Chat
**** Topic a. Introduce yourself. (reply to the last post in this topic to add your introduction!)
**** Topic b. Suggest a game for inclusion, make some other kind of suggestion. (reply to the last post in this topic to add your suggested game!)
**** Topic c. Discuss anything not directly related to a game, i.e., politics, teaching standards, etc. (You can create a new topic under General Chat, but do a search first to avoid duplicating discussions.)
**** Topic d. Discussions about education, science communication, or game design/development. (You can create a new topic under General Chat, but do a search first to avoid duplicating discussions.)
Category 2. Game Discussions One game per topic/thread! (You can create a new topic under Game Discussions, but do a search first to avoid duplicating discussions.)
Category 3. Game Lists Present your own list of games for a particular topic/purpose and describe what you use it for, why you made it. (You can create a new topic for your list or reply to other's lists.)
Category 4. Post your own research, game design, prototype games, or bring our attention to someone else's great work. Remember, if your work is behind a paywall/not free then include a free version or a video: Not everyone has a subscription to Science or Game Industry News. If you do NOT want us to mention your post in our newsletter, please say so explicitly.