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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

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

Eric Klopfer

The MIT Press

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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