Gaming is increasingly an online pursuit as technology develops. We download or even stream games from the cloud. We play online with friends alongside millions, using enormous servers that process an incredible amount of data. The games are developed on computers, played on a variety of electronic devices, and often shipped as physical copies manufactured from plastic and other materials.
At Virtue Gaming, we recognise the multitude of benefits that are available when we put our eco-conscious information into games, rather than fliers or even videos. To show you why we think this, we’ve put together this blog post on whether or not educational gaming works.
In today’s society, there has been an increase of concern surrounding two things, the effect of video games on young minds and environmental issues such as global warming. So why not tackle two birds with one stone and create a mobile game that anyone can play – not just kids – that teaches us about the eco issues present today, and how to act on them. That’s what our team at Virtue Gaming asked themselves, and is what has led to the creation of the Eco-aire, BEYOND BLUE, and other indie eco games.
In the fast-paced, demanding, and stressful world we live in there is a growing base of evidence that informs us that stress can be detrimental to our health.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) released their ‘Essential facts about the video game industry’ report back in July. It revealed a lot about gamer habits in the wake of the pandemic and highlighted the positives the gaming community thought most vital for them.
Across the world, lockdown restrictions are easing, and we are being introduced to the "new normal". For many people, this is excellent news, but it makes them feel highly anxious for others. After being away from society for so long, many usual activities have been moved to the video game world. We've been able to cultivate crops, celebrate holidays, and go on whirlwind adventures, all from the comfort of our own homes.
While a love of gaming has always come with a need to use energy, today’s green-minded gamers are making a move to use more environmentally friendly methods. In the following sections, we’ll look at some simple steps you can take for a greener approach to the way you game.
Among the many health benefits of gaming, stress relief has surfaced as a benefit in undertaken exploring the relationship between gameplay and stress levels. The research suggests that video and mobile games can offer a safe sandbox for people to develop their coping skills and enhance their levels of emotional awareness, allowing them to improve how they handle stressful situations in real-world applications.