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.
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.
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.
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.
'Odyssey' Is Edutainment Done Right With Inspiration From 'Myst'
"Myst"-style adventures teaches children the history of science from Socrates to Galileo.
Can 'Minecraft' Really Change the Way Teachers Teach?
Digital game-based learning isn't just fun, it's subversive.
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.
Your Body Isn’t Ready for This ‘Ninja Nanny’ Video Review
“Did someone mention a cow?”
Rockets, Penguins, Dystopia: Kill Zombies by Typing Motherboard's Favorite Words
Or you can use a meme-based, sexist, or racist dictionary, your call.
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.