Note: In 2013, Health Games Research completed its work. This web site is now an archive and will not be updated. Please visit the web site of the Center for Digital Games Research www.cdgr.ucsb.edu at UC Santa Barbara to find current information about health games and the broader field of digital games, and to use the Health Games Research online searchable database.

Game Design and Development

Numedeon, Inc.

"Numedeon, Inc. is the proud creator of Whyville.net, the leading educational virtual world for children ages 8 to 15. Whyville was launched in 1999 by Numedeon, Inc.

Target Population:
Adults
General Audience

Social Tags:
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Club Penguin
Document
Numedeon
Technology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Virtual world
Whyville

Services:
Game Design and Development
Virtual Environment Creation

Company:
Numedeon Inc.
Whyville.net

Organization type:
Private Company
Web Developer

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization expertise:
Virtual Environments


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inDepthLearning

"inDepthLearning is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to expanding the way teens learn. Using evidence-based reasoning to solve puzzles in web-based games, students also strengthen skills in observation, inquiry, and critical thinking. We’re now looking for schools to evaluate a new version of Drug Scene Investigators, our series of innovative games that teach about drugs of abuse."

Game genre:
Educational

Organization expertise:
Addiction
Edutainment/eLearning

Social Tags:
CDATA
Document
Puzzle
Technology
XML

Services:
Educational Resources
Game Design and Development
Web Applications

Game platform:
Internet

Organization type:
Non-Profit

Target Population:
Pre-Teens
Teens

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States


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Firsthand Technology

"Since 1995, Firsthand has been creating interactive Virtual Reality applications for education, training, business, research and therapy. Our services include creative design, application development, immersive displays, and customized turnkey VR hardware systems."

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Educational
Simulation

Social Tags:
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Human Interest
Mixed reality
Reality
Technology
User interface techniques
Virtual reality

Organization type:
Electronics & Technology Developer
Software Company

Services:
Game Design and Development
Software and Hardware Applications

Target Population:
General Audience

Calais Document Category:
Human Interest
Technology

Game platform:
Multi-Platform

Organization expertise:
Technology and Electronics
Virtual Realities

Location:
United States

Company:
VR Systems


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Controlled Chaos Media

"Controlled Chaos takes the best aspects of the Video Game Industry and uses them to make the best and most profitable games possible, while shedding some of the industry’s less prosperous trends a

Game genre:
Educational
Entertainment

Social Tags:
CDATA
Document
HTML
HTML element
Technology
Text messaging
XML

Game platform:
Computer
Handheld Device

Services:
Game Design and Development
Mobile Applications

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment
Technology and Electronics

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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Frederico Arts LLC

"Award-winning game developer, Catherine Frederico combined her photographic talents and her creative energy with her background as a Nutrition Scientist and Registered Dietitian to create the firs

Game genre:
Educational

Social Tags:
Academia
CDATA
Dietetics
Dietitian
Education
Food energy
Food science
Health
Health sciences
Nutrition
Technology
XML

Organization expertise:
Food and Nutrition
Interactive Entertainment

Services:
Game Design and Development
Mobile Applications

Target Population:
General Audience

Game platform:
Handheld Device

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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Pracownia Gier Szkoleniowych

"PGS, founded in 2004, is the first company on the Polish market focused on designing and running development programs based on management games and business simulations. We guarantee that 100% of our services is based on a method the effectiveness of which has been scientifically proven. Our designers and consultants acquire knowledge and experience in prestigious gaming centers: in the Netherlands, India, USA and Switzerland."

Game genre:
Simulation

Social Tags:
Business simulation
CDATA
Cognition
Education
Learning
Simulation
Technology
XML

Organization type:
Conference Organizer
Consultant

Services:
Conferences and Exhibitions
Consulting
Game Design and Development

Organization expertise:
Edutainment/eLearning
Interactive Entertainment

Target Population:
General Audience

Game platform:
Internet

Location:
Poland

Calais Document Category:
Technology


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Natsume Inc.

"Natsume started publishing interactive games in 1990 in Burlingame, California (near San Francisco).

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Role-Playing
Simulation
Sports
Strategy

City:
Burlingame

Province Or State:
California

Target Population:
Children
Pre-Teens

Social Tags:
Entertainment
Games
Harvest Moon
History of video games
Natsume
Nintendo DS
Nintendo DSi
Pop
Reel Fishing
River King
Technology
Video game developers
Video game publishers

Game platform:
Game Console
Handheld Device

Services:
Game Design and Development
Publishing

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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Game Equals Life

"Game Equals Life is an independent video game design studio. Our development model consists of a creative leadership team which manages a network of contract developers. Our goal is to create new intellectual properties with innovative gameplay systems and inventive original content. At Game Equals Life we seek to immerse players in unforgettable experiences which utilize the language of play as the primary tool for delivering impact. Game Equals Life is owned and operated by a team of multimedia and game development professionals with decades of combined industry experience."

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Educational

Social Tags:
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First-person shooters
Game design
Mod
Technology
XML

Game platform:
Computer

Organization expertise:
Edutainment/eLearning
eHealth
Interactive Entertainment

Services:
Game Design and Development

Target Population:
General Audience

URL:
http://www.gameequalslife.com

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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Planet Moon Studios

"Planet Moon Studios is a leading game developer staffed by veteran industry professionals with an average of 10 years experience.

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Educational
Music/Dance
Puzzle
Quiz/Trivia
Shooter
Simulation
Strategy

Social Tags:
CDATA
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
MDK
Planet Moon Studios
Shiny Entertainment
Technology
Third-person shooters
Video game developers
Wii
Windows games

Game platform:
Computer
Game Console
Handheld Device

Services:
Game Design and Development

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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CREATURES Inc.

"CREATURES Inc. is one of the three Pokémon right holders. Producing "Pokémon Red" and "Pokémon Green," in addition we also design "Pokémon Card Game" and continue developing it up to the present day. Furthermore, we also design and develop console game software."

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Puzzle
Role-Playing
Sports

Social Tags:
Creatures Inc.
Entertainment
Games
Nintendo
Pokémon
Pokémon Gold and Silver
Technology
The Pokémon Company

Company:
CREATURES Inc.

Game platform:
Game Console
Handheld Device

Services:
Game Design and Development

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Location:
Japan

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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