Remember when your mother would tell you that nothing could be achieved from playing games? Oh, how far from the truth she is in our current day and age with the advances games have taken in the last 27 years.
Today, games have taught children how to read and write as well as how to solve basic math problems. There are even games from children to teach them how to code programs! It seems more industries are catching on to this educational game bandwagon and riding it for as long as they can in an attempt to inspire, teach or motivate children. The military has taken the uses of gaming to teach their pilots how to fly planes and their soldiers how to train for combat. Some professionals, such as Karl Jobst DDS, have thought of the concept of producing a game to encourage children to brush their teeth and what would happen to their teeth if they didn’t take proper care of them.
Future technologies, such as virtual reality that is currently a nearly perfect work in progress, will allow developers to be more creative and personal with the games they develop intended to educate allowing a much more in depth and immersive learning experience.