Learning Games Lab
The Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University is a development studio, a user-testing research space, and an exploratory environment for playing and evaluating games and educational tools.
Learning Games Lab research and youth development programs are part of NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with several national organizations. Faculty and graduate researchers at NMSU and other institutions are encouraged to partner with lab faculty for research, partnerships in game development, user testing, and educational learning game assessment.
See Our Work
The lab includes:
Think Tank OpportunitiesCheck back for opportunities to participate throughout the year. As Game Lab Consultants, youth participate in game testing and evaluation and game design activities.
- Research space for assessing, evaluating and understanding game play mechanics and the educational potential, as well as characteristics of a wide variety of game players.
- Focus group opportunities for evaluating newly designed games, interfaces and prototypes.
- A dynamic library of games and game styles assisting student games consultants and game designers in evaluating trends and understanding new formats.
- Development environment for students to learn through programming and design of games, exposure to potential careers, and the math, science and art of game design.