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Research shows that people who have flow as a regular part of their lives are happier and less likely to focus on themselves. Yulkapopkova/E+ via Getty Images

Why does experiencing ‘flow’ feel so good? A communication scientist explains

Research shows that people with more flow in their lives had a higher sense of well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists are beginning to explore what happens in the brain during flow.
Florence brings together lovely art and music and simple but meaningful puzzles. Annapurna Interactive/Mountains Studio

5 of the best home-grown games to play this summer

In Australia we are lucky to have a variety of game companies releasing interesting and unique titles all the time.
For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been video games. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Who invented video games?

Video games are everywhere. So who was the first person to come up with the idea of playing a game on a computer screen?
Video games are part of a multibillion-dollar industry in which lucrative employment opportunities abound. SDI Productions via Getty Images

5 ways to break into the video game industry

A former video game executive offers advice on how to land a job in the industry.
Fortnite players have to think about what they want to build to achieve their goals. Whelsko via Flickr

5 digital games that teach civics through play

Games can help players practice important skills related to civics and public life, like communication, empathy and compassion, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
‘Ako: A Tale of Loyalty’ takes players inside a young samurai’s world in 18th-century Japan. Epoch: History Games Initiative/University of Texas at Austin

How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history

A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.

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