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Teaching Mobile Game Campers

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Mobile Quest 2010 from Institute of Play on Vimeo.

I had an amazing week (July 25-29) working with in-coming 5th graders at the Institute of Play.  I worked along side 4 teams of instructors to help the kids design and produce a mobile iPhone game within 1 week!

It was an extremely condensed timeline, but the kids got an intro to game design, core game mechanics, programming, and location based gaming similar to what they do with the Mobile Casino Games UK has.  My role as the Game Designer in Residence was to work between all the classes to help the kids think about the game mechanics, storyline and ultimately programming of their games on iPhones using the open source software ARIS.

While gaming phones are picking up steam, there’s often no better gaming phone to buy than the latest iPhone. With more than a million iPhone apps available in the App Store, the gaming options on the iPhone are nearly limitless. But finding the best iPhone games isn’t always easy. Not every app in Apple’s massive game library is worth the money — or your time, for that matter.

Luckily for you, we’ve taken on the burden of sorting through the heaving sea of game apps to bring you some of the best iPhone games. So, whether you’re looking for a casual match-three game, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), or a battle royale, take a look at our list of the best games you’ll find on your iOS device. They’ll even work on an iPad (but don’t let anyone know we told you).

Most of these games should work on any iPhone running iOS 15, which includes phones all the way down to the iPhone 6S. Subscribers to Apple’s library of games — which we think contains enough gems to justify the price of membership — should check out our picks of the best Apple Arcade games. For more ideas, check out the best Android games, because many of them are available for the iPhone as well. And if you want to switch off that screen, the best board games could offer a welcome alternative.

Check out more about Quest to Learn mobile game camp and the Institute of Play (founded by Katie Salen).

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