I have been working in the game industry for 10 years. I was a project manager for an indie game publisher/developer in the UK for the last 5 years.
I got hooked on citizen science games a couple of years ago. Citizen science games are games that let players contribute to real scientific research. I launched citizensciencegames.com, a website dedicated to these games.
In this blog, I'll discuss topics linked to games that help scientific research.
Twitter accounts: @Claire_csg and @CS__Games
The NIH sees the potential of games for biomedical research and understands the importance of collaboration with the games industry. In this interview we explore their vision, their program and the financial support they can give to games.
I discussed with developers and scientists their approach to design citizen science games. The conversation revealed some issues that the game industry could help solve.
Citizen science games let players contribute to science. This first post presents many of the games people can play today to advance science. It also introduces topics I would love to discuss with game designers and developers.