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I armed my twin daughters with shotguns, gave them some ammo and armor and sent them out in the wasteland to scavenge while me and the wife stayed in the shelter sleeping and taking showers… When they got back they had killed 9 people, subdued 5 other people and had a full inventory full of materials, food, water, ammo and fuel… Their stress bar didn’t move an inch…

I now fear my own children over the apocalyptic wasteland.

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3 hours on Sheltered

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Big Bad Wolf is a fun physics based puzzler that sees you playing the Big Bad Wolf, blowing the little pigs houses down and stealing their treasure.

In essence it’s like a 3D version of Angry Birds, but you just want to steal the pigs money, not kill them.  You must simply click on strategic points in the structures to blow them up and smash the treasure chests, but you have to avoid hitting the pigs.  If you do accidentally kill a pig, then you’ll fail the level and start again.

Big Bad Wolf was created in just 72 hours for Ludum Dare, so it is missing a little polish (most notably some sound effects), but the core gameplay is excellent.  Strategically smashing the three little pigs houses is great fun as you remove key components and watch them topple like dominoes.  Smashing stuff.

Play Big Bad Wolf, Free (Win, Mac, Linux & Browser)

A Look Back at Video Games In Education

Interactive educational games have come a long way since the 1971 release of The Oregon Trail.  

With new approaches to these types of video games, we can expect to learn more than how not to get dysentery. Games like Codespells and FoldIt are designed by scientists to teach people of all ages about subjects like programming and protein folding.

But to see where it all began, here’s a snapshot of some games that have been used in the classroom. Let us know which ones you loved, which ones you hated and if you ever got a snake bite out on the Oregon Trail.

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The Gross Smoothie Game Show with miketrapp

Full video here