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Machineers Review

Full Disclosure: I was given a free copy of the game by the developers for review purposes. All views and opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. One of the most interesting side effects of the proliferation of mobile devices and the rise of mobile gaming is the reemergence of educational games as a desirable genre. New theories in game design and the simplicity of touch based controls mean that educational games and…

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The Counting Kingdom Review

Full Disclosure: I was given a copy of the game for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. The Counting Kingdom is the first game from educational startup Little Worlds Interactive, founded by recent Dames Who Make Games interviewee Jenna H. Aimed at kids 6 – 8, The Counting Kingdom is best described as a math based tower defense game with colourful characters and settings. Players take on the roll…

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Busy Shapes

Full Disclosure: I was given a copy of the app for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. Although I’m not yet a parent myself, I am committed to being the world’s best PANK. And as a huge proponent of the positive effects of playing games, that means encouraging my nephews, 3 and 5, to not only play video games for fun, but to also help my sister, Kat, find…

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Splash Math Review

Full Disclosure: I was given access to this app for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. Ever since my review of Ululabs’ Slice Fractions I’ve been inundated with review requests for educational games and apps, which is how Splash Math first came to my attention. Splash Math is unique math learning app for Chromebooks, iPad, PCs & Laptops that features basic math practice for grades 1 – 5. Splash…

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Slice Fractions Review

Full Disclosure: I was given a copy of the game for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. As some of you might recall from my post on this year’s IGDA demo night, I’d included an educational app for kids 3 – 6 in my “best of show” list. I was kicking myself for not being able to talk to the developers of the game, Ululab, at the demo night,…

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