Somewhere between the early Buddhist times and today, worries about game addiction have given way to scientific understanding of the benefits of play, rather than its detriments.
Untitled Goose Game is a global phenomenon out of an indie games house in Melbourne. Its success shows us where a little investment in games can lead.
We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
Faced with local planning changes like infill development people often fear they could lose the neighbourhood they love. But serious games are proving effective in giving locals a say in their future.
Having trouble playing the latest video game? New AI tools can learn how you and others play, and help you be a better player.
Video games were once thought to offer an escape from everyday life – but they often hold a mirror to what we do in reality.
Many of the board games we play today were originally created in the last century and they impart many interesting lessons about life.
A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family's unique DNA.
Melbourne has its first playable art tram – a 32.5-metre-long musical score played via augmented reality. So what's the idea of playable trams and playable cities really about?
Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
Games have come a long way since their genesis in the 1970s. Today, games designers consult with ecologists and other experts to create worlds that feel alive and real.
Rockstar Games's latest release has set a new precedent for realism, but living the "every day" in games can easily test our patience.
It's withstood the test of time, and it's leading people to get out of the house, travel around and spend more time with their families.
In the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.
The epic online game Fortnite was released a year ago and has attracted millions of fans (and detractors). So how has this game made such an enormous impact?
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Games such as chess should be a welcome addition to the activities available for prisoners.
Managers work tirelessly to modernise offices, innovate and cut costs, but what really boosts employee performance? The answer is the scientific method: design, test, and measure.
The story of this video game speaks to what seems a powerful political moment, of an American nation literally at war with itself.
With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.