Learning Games Lab

kids playing in the game 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


Ninja Kitchen Game
Virtual Labs
Don't Wash Your Chicken
Eat Move O Matic
Math Snacks
Math Snacks Ratio Rumble
Math Snacks Pearl Diver
Math Snacks Video Player app
Math Snacks Gate
Math Snacks Game Over Gopher
Math Snacks Monster School Bus
Math Snacks Teaching Guides
Science of Agriculture
4-H Livestock Record app
Night of the Living Debt
PowerPay app
e-Judging app
e-Judging Pro app
Stay Safe With Horses
ATV Safety  Treadsylvania
Don't Be Gross
Beef Jerky Processing
Southwest Plant Selector app
Chinese Food Safety


The lab includes:

  • Think Tank Opportunities
    Check 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.