Category: Educational

Screenshot from 5 A Day Adventures

5 A Day Adventures Educational category

You can tell how many different stakeholders were involved in this CD-ROM about nutrition by the Dole Food Company. It’s an adventure at the intersection of advertising, digital publishing, and fruit facts.

Screenshot from Cleanwater Detectives. The player is testing water in the river outside Cleanwater Farms. The water is oily and has a sheen, and it's contaminated with gasoline.

Cleanwater Detectives Educational category

Somebody’s polluted the river, and you’ve gotta crack the case. This science whodunnit is a great example of the range and depth that Oregon Trail developer MECC could have with their less-famous software.

Screenshot from Dinosaur Predators

Dinosaur Predators Educational categoryStrategy category

As an educational tool about dinosaurs, this game is limited by its strategic shortcomings. As a strategy game, it’s held back by its adherence to science.

Screenshot from Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest

Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest Educational categorySoftware category

Inspired by CD-ROM adventure games, Dorling Kindersley’s virtual museum of earth science is like an encyclopedia blown up into a colossal educational destination.

Title screen from The Geometric Golfer

The Geometric Golfer Educational categoryMacintosh categorySports category

Fun courses and tricky challenges are no substitute for actually learning geometry, but The Geometric Golfer at least gets you comfortably familiar with transformations.

Screenshot from Imagination Express – Destination: Neighborhood

Imagination Express Educational categorySoftware category

Edmark’s storytelling program uses believable, educational settings – which is perfect for making creative mischief.

Screenshot from Imagynasium

Imagynasium Educational categorySoftware category

Unlike so many other digital art studios for kids, Imagynasium‘s playfully limited collage world wants to figure out what drives you to the creative process and how to keep you there.

Screenshot from The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

The third game in the Dr. Brain series is quite fun ‌because of its multi-subject education ‌– not in spite of it.

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