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6 Educational Games We’re Excited to Play in 2023

We’re feeling ⚡electrified⚡ about 2023! One of the main reasons for our excitement? All of the cool learning games that are coming out this year, of course! 

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As leaders in the educational games space, we have a finger on the pulse of all the latest game-based learning news and technology trends. We don’t stop there, though. Every new year, we keep an eye out for high-quality learning games set to release in the upcoming months. Since we just rang in 2023, it’s only natural that we provide our dear readers with a list of our most highly anticipated releases!

Before we get into the games we can’t wait to play this year, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you never miss any game-based learning news, updates, how-to guides, and more.

RoboCo Sports League

We hope you’ve all been enjoying RoboCo since it was released last November! If you love building robots, but find yourself wishing there was a multiplayer component in the game, we have just the solution for you. RoboCo Sports League is an experience coming to the Roblox platform where players can build robots in a sandbox and then compete in various competitive challenges. These multiplayer matches are loosely inspired by popular team sports, with up to three players per team. Designed in collaboration with the competitive robotics experts at FIRST®, RoboCo Sports League aims to capture the exhilaration and project-based learning that takes place in FIRST® Robotics Tournaments. This highly accessible, engaging RoboCo experience for the Roblox platform will be available later this year!

Kerbal Space Program 2 

After a few more years of waiting, the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed space-flight simulation game, Kerbal Space Program, finally has an official release date! You can purchase Kerbal Space Program 2 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, or Xbox Series X and Series S on February 24, 2023. This sequel expands upon the game you know and love, including improved tutorials, new technology (such as next-generation engines and parts), and a multiplayer mode. We can’t wait to see new-and-improved Kerbals back in action and once again launched into the stratosphere! 🚀 Check out the game on Steam

Pharaoh: A New Era

High-quality history learning games are no stranger to the Filament Games blog, and Pharaoh: A New Era is no exception! This game is actually a remake of a beloved 20-year-old classic city-builder by Sierra Entertainment. To celebrate two decades of the game, the creators at Triskell Interactive revived the game with all-new 4K HD graphics, updated UI, and over 50 playable missions, allowing players to explore 4,000 years of history in Ancient Egypt through play. Pharaoh: A New Era is planned to release in Q1 of this year, and you can wishlist it on Steam today so you don’t miss when an official release date is announced.

Little Learning Machines

You may have noticed that here at Filament, we have a soft spot for cute robots. In Transitional Forms’ Little Learning Machines, players can learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning as they teach little machines to thrive on a cozy island. Part learning game, part life sim, this game introduces players to reinforcement learning concepts in the cutest way possible. The game is set to release in Q2 of this year, and you can follow Little Learning Machines’ Steam page to stay up to date

Nero’s Adventure

To longtime readers of the blog, it will come as no surprise that we’re interested in learning games about conservation and the environment. If you are too, we have just the 2023 release for you. In Nero’s Adventure, players become Nero, a mutant anglerfish able to survive in the toxic wasteland he calls home. The game includes all sorts of physics-based puzzles to sharpen a player’s mind, but it also allows them to see the impact of pollution and garbage on marine life and the ocean at large. As players help Nero tidy up his home, they will see firsthand why it is important to keep the sea sparkling clean! You’ll have to wait a little bit to get your hands on this game, as Nero’s Adventure is going to be released in Q4 of this year. We’re sure it will be worth the wait! Learn more by checking out this game’s official Steam page

RoboCo VR

Last but certainly not least, we’re highly anticipating our VR release of RoboCo, which is coming to the Meta Quest 2 later this year! In this version of the game, players will be able to enjoy building robots, solving challenges, and causing a little bit of havoc in the RoboCo warehouse as if they were standing or sitting right next to their robot. With RoboCo VR, players can get as close as possible to the tactile experience of creating and customizing robots without a robotics kit! Be sure to keep up with the official RoboCo Steam page and devblog so you can be the first to know when the VR version drops! 

Whether you want to learn more about our planet or out-of-this-world physics, there’s an educational game for that. Explore the past or a future full of hapless humans with the educational games above! Don’t see the game you need on this list? Reach out to us – we have 17 years of industry experience that can help you create an impactful educational game.

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