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Augmented LearningResearch and Design of Mobile Educational Games$
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Eric Klopfer

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262113151

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.001.0001

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Great Moments in Mobile and Handheld Games

Great Moments in Mobile and Handheld Games

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(p.33) 4 Great Moments in Mobile and Handheld Games
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Augmented Learning
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Eric Klopfer

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.003.0004

This chapter traces the development of handheld games. The discussions include Mattel’s release of its first popular handheld game—Football—in 1977; the emergence of portable consoles; the popularity of Nintendo’s Game Boy and the Nintendo DS; the Tamagotchi; Floodgate Studios’ Mo-Pets; the advent of cell phone games; location-based games; and alternate reality games.

Keywords:   mobile games, mobile gaming, portable games, Mattel, Nintendo, Game Boy, Mo-Pets, cell phone games, location-based games, alternate reality games

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