Foldit wins honorable mention at IGF 2013

IGF-2013Foldit received an honorable mention in the category of Technical Excellence at the 15th annual IGF Awards which recognizes outstanding independent game titles. We are honored to have been considered alongside titles such as StarForge (CodeHatch), Perspective (DigiPen Widdershins), Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation), Intrusion 2 (Aleksey Abramenko), and LiquidSketch (Tobias Neukom).

Congratulations to our fellow honorable mentions: Mobiloid (Monty Melby); Skulls Of The Shogun (17-BIT); 140 (Jeppe Carlsen); Gateways (Smudged Cat Games).

Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research

nprscienceOur director Zoran Popović was interviewed by NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca this morning in a segement titled Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research. Listen to the whole story or check out a transcript of the segement which features discussion on  Foldit and how video games are changing the landscape of scientific research and discovery.

Discovering optimal pathways for learning early mathematics

playSome of the Center for Game Science’s most popular games focus on early math, including topics such as fractions and algebra. These areas are some of the main bottlenecks preventing students from pursuing futures in math and science.

Hear from the CGS team in this video produced by UW’s Computer Science and Engineering Department and find out how we are working to inspire young learners to excel at math through our award-winning game, Refraction.


CGS featured on NPR

This morning the Center for Game Science’s director Zoran Popović was interviewed on National Public Radio. Listen to the whole story which features a segment on CGS’s game Foldit here!