Located inside the Games+Learning+Society Center is a creative group of
industry veteran game developers responsible for producing interactive
learning and prosocial games and apps used for researching the benefits
of video games and learning.
Our commercial quality games are used in and out of classrooms around the world engaging students of all ages. As the development arm of Learning Games Network, we build relationships with researchers, content experts, learning specialists and the learners to develop transformative games that entertain.
Econauts Goes Live!
We’re proud to announce the soft launch of Econauts, a multi-player,
real-time strategy for exploring complex ecology interactions. Truly
courting danger with taunts, we’re releasing Econauts via a live demo
at GLS in which actual, live middle schoolers will play the game at
GLS. What could go wrong?
GLSS is hiring Software Engineers
Join us and participate in the design and production of games and learning
apps while collaborating with small teams of cross disciplinary developers.
Enjoy creating games and R&D prototypes used for next generation education
solutions in the growing field of educational gaming.
Establishing an Effective Culture at GLS Studios
The immediate reaction we hear from most GLS Studios visitors is “What a great
place to work!”. And they’re right. GLS Studios is a fun place to be, and we’ve
worked hard to foster a skunkworks style culture. By design, our space is a
place where educators are encouraged to ask what is possible for the future
of learning rather than get too bogged down in the system that is.
Creating and maintaining such a culture isn’t easy and we’re working on it all the time. Our collective experiences in academics, industry, rock bands, even the military have taught us a number of things about creating and fostering a creative culture that gets things done.
1. Default to open as much as possible. Good games require that everyone share a sense of project priorities in terms of learning goals, aesthetic vision, and technical and use requirements. We strive to be as transparent as is useful and try to facilitate communication at every turn. It’s better that we regularly share knowledge peer-to-peer rather than a top down communication of vision.
Little habits that help are: - Creating open areas for meetings to be public. Any meeting that doesn’t need to be private should be public. We encourage people to drop in on meetings. Spontaneous sharing can happen before and after.