edutainment

Games Features

From 'Putt Putt' to 'Freddi Fish'—How Humongous Entertainment Made Edutainment Fun

Humongous didn't set out to be an edutainment company. That's why their games were so fun.
Nicole Clark
5.9.19
Tedium

Educational Video Games Just Never Got Things Right

The problem with edutainment in the 1990s was that, while it covered the education, it didn’t do enough to entertain the kids.
Ernie Smith
4.24.17
edutainment

Watch This Short Video on the Forgotten History of ‘The Oregon Trail’

A great companion piece to Motherboard's oral history of every school's favorite game.
Zach Budgor
3.3.17
Go West Young Man

The Forgotten History of 'The Oregon Trail,' As Told By Its Creators

You must always caulk the wagon. Never ford the river.
Kevin Wong
2.15.17
Gaming

'Odyssey' Is Edutainment Done Right With Inspiration From 'Myst'

"Myst"-style adventures teaches children the history of science from Socrates to Galileo.
Leif Johnson
12.17.16
Gaming

Can 'Minecraft' Really Change the Way Teachers Teach?

Digital game-based learning isn't just fun, it's subversive.
Steven Messner
7.18.16
Stuff

Netflix's New Season of 'Degrassi' Makes Being a Teen Look Terrifying

The newest season of the Canadian edutainment juggernaut features doxxing and pansexual drug addicts, but it grounds all the craziness in an innocence that makes it all the more real.
Drew Millard
1.21.16
videos

Your Body Isn’t Ready for This ‘Ninja Nanny’ Video Review

“Did someone mention a cow?”
Nicholas Deleon
11.14.15
Gaming

Rockets, Penguins, Dystopia: Kill Zombies by Typing Motherboard's Favorite Words

Or you can use a meme-based, sexist, or racist dictionary, your call.
Zack Kotzer
3.31.15
tech

Experience the Ennui of Canadian Truck Drivers with This Computer Game from 1991

"CrossCountry Canada" will make you feel like you're actually deliver potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg.
Patrick McGuire
1.9.15