The NMSU Learning Games Lab is an exploratory environment where gamers play and evaluate games - all kinds of games, including those designed strictly as entertainment, educational titles, and games in development. The lab includes:
-Research space for assessing, evaluating and understanding game play mechanics and the potential for education, as well as characteristics of a wide variety of game players.
-Focus group opportunities for evaluating newly designed games, interfaces and prototypes, such as those developed by the NMSU Educational Media Department.
-Dynamic library of games and game styles assisting game designers in evaluating trends and understanding new formats.
-Development environment for students to learn through programming and design of games, exposure to potential careers, and the math, science and art of game design.
-Game Evaluation Podcasts in which gamers review critical game design concepts, highlight emerging trends in gameplay and analyze successful and unsuccessful games. Developed by gamers of all agers, the Podcasts are designed to assist educational game developers in staying on top of the latest trends and better understanding gaming preferences.
Link to Current Research Projects at the NMSU Learning Games Lab