Friday, November 17, 2006

NanoWars

I know because I subscribe to the RSS feed from his teachblog (my journey from pupil to teacher in 18 months) that my friend Chris is very interested in teaching nanotechnology and I've learned today (via RSS again) from TechCrunch UK that:

PlayGen a London based game development studio with a strong and growing track record in developing serious games for training and learning purposes is developing their latest video “learning” game NanoWars.
The idea is that the game should be based on fact as it’s meant to be an educational tool to make learning about nanoscience interesting for 12 to 18 year olds.
A development that is bound to be right up his street.

Further, because I know that he is subscribed to my blog's RSS feed and even though he is coming up from Swansea to London to visit tomorrow, it is as easy and convenient for me to tip him the wink by posting to A Welsh Born Icon as it would be to email or call.

It also enables to to pass on to anyone else who alights here, Playgen's messages:

We are seeking sponsorship for the game in order to fulfil our vision of making it available at no/minimal cost to pupils and teachers. To find out more about sponsorship please contact us.

We've had an enormous response from schools and teachers so far, if you represent a school and would like to participate in the beta testing program, please fill in the school registration form.
Which I am pleased to do.

RSS is powerful voodoo for communication and collaboration. No wonder I have been banging on about it to our clients for so long.

P.S. Chris as a long time player of Rome Total War will also be delighted to learn that Playgen are the people behind the TV show Time Commanders.
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