After a successful initial beta, the Extra Credits EDU curation channel on Steam formally launched today!
Created in partnership with teachers from Nordahl Greig High School in Norway, the list makes it easy for teachers and students alike to find good educational games along with basic guidelines to use them in class. Given the correct mindset and approach, even commercial titles such as Assassin’s Creed and Bioshock can become valuable teaching and learning tools.
Developers at Slitherine (Commander: Europe at War and To End All Wars), 11 Bit Studios (This War of Mine) and Little Worlds Interactive (The Counting Kingdom) have thrown their support behind the project by providing teachers who use the Curators list with free video game licenses. The team at Gamindex have also begun writing full, educationally-focused reviews to help teachers who wish to learn more about the games on the Extra Credits EDU curation list.
While the curation channel has moved into a formal release, the effort to grow the list continues. The games featured vary greatly in their content, complexity, and theme, and are assembled thanks to the continued efforts of volunteers.
Experienced educators are invited to improve the list by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org with their suggestions.