With all these people (and especially kids) having to stay home due to you-know-what, I thought I’d make a list of games with educational value to occupy their time.
The list is short for now, as this isn’t something I usually look up, but I’ll try to keep adding things to this post as I keep looking around a bit every so often. You can probably find some more games that are both fun and educational if you look around a bit.
The current list only contains games from the Steam Store.
Math Rescue and Word Rescues: These ones are classics that I grew up on. Helps kids learn spelling and progress through some simple mathematics.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Learn about global geography as you track down Carmen Sandiego. This one is a new one, releasing March 16th!!!! Finally, a new one!
Kerbal Space Program: Silly Minion-like creatures going to space, with you controlling their space program. Learning about astronautics along the way.
Slightly older kids:
Hack ‘n’ Slash: This is a game that teaches programming as a mechanic in a hack and slash style adventure game. You can reprogram things from within the game in order to get through the levels.
PC Building Simulator: Learn how to build and repair PCs. Useful technical skills. Includes real-world parts.
Epistory: A game that teaches typing, where typing allows you to progress through a story by typing the words over interactable items and enemies.
For those with VR:
HoloLAB Champions: It teaches laboratory practices from within VR.
There are a number of applications that allow you to view museum and art galleries in VR.