Community and Forums

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Mailing Lists is an e-mail forum for the video game research community.

Games For Change Connect is a webpage with helpful links and a newsletter subscription for the serious games community.

Games For Health Listserv is an e-mail forum for the serious games community.

Hand Eye Society is a non-profit coalition of projects and people in support of Toronto's videogame communities.

International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. They bring together developers at conferences, in local chapters and in special interest groups to improve their lives and craft.

IGDA Game Education Listserv is an e-mail forum established by the IGDA for the educational game community.

Science-Related Video Games

Click here to access the Serious Games Directory that is currently being created by the Serious Games Association to offer titles and brief game descriptions of serious games to educators. The games will be organized into five categories: Education, Health Care/Medical, Corporate, Military/Government, and Games for Good.

Software for Video Game Development

Schools Using Video Games for Learning

Conferences Related to Video Games and Education




Books about Video Games and Education

Books about Molecular Biology

Research Articles Related to Science-Based Video Games and Education

Check out the Games for Health Journal started in 2011.


Cooper S, Khatib F, Treuille A, Barbero J, Lee J, Beenen M, Leaver-Fay A, Baker D, Popović Z, Players F. (2010). Predicting protein structures with a multiplayer online game. Nature 466(7307): 756-760.

Eiben CB, Siegel JB, Bale JB, Cooper S, Khatib F, Shen BW, Players F, Stoddard BL, Popovic Z, Baker D. (2012). Increased Diels-Alderase activity through backbone remodeling guided by Foldit players. Nature Biotechnology 30(2): 190-192.

Good BM, Su AI (2011). Games with a scientific purpose. Genome Biology 12(12): 135.

Gilski M, Kazmierczyk M, Krzywda S, Zábranská H, Cooper S, Popović Z, Khatib F, DiMaio F, Thompson J, Baker D, Pichová I, Jaskolski M. (2011). High-resolution structure of a retroviral protease folded as a monomer. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 67(Pt 11): 907-914.

Khatib F, Cooper S, Tyka MD, Xu K, Makedon I, Popovic Z, Baker D, Players F. (2011). Algorithm discovery by protein folding game players. PNAS 108(47): 18949-18953.

Khatib F, DiMaio F; Foldit Contenders Group; Foldit Void Crushers Group, Cooper S, Kazmierczyk M, Gilski M, Krzywda S, Zabranska H, Pichova I, Thompson J, Popović Z, Jaskolski M, Baker D. (2011). Crystal structure of a monomeric retroviral protease solved by protein folding game players. Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 18(10): 1175-1177.

Immune Attack

Maxmen A. (2010). Video Games and the Second Life of Science Class. Cell 141: 201-203.


See the Meta!Blast website for conference proceeding publications.

Osy Osmosis

See the Osy Osmosis website for their game evaluation tools.


See the HopeLab website for research publications, including:


White Papers by the US National Academy of Sciences Related to Science-Based Video Games and Education