[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Stickybear Games

January 27th, 2014 by Benj Edwards

Weekly Reader Educational Software Stickybear Educational Game Software Advertisement 1983“Stickybear,” in retrospect, is a kinda disgusting name.

[ From Personal Computing, November 1983, p.108]

Discussion Topic of the Week: What’s your favorite educational video/computer game of all time?

6 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Stickybear Games”

  1. Eagles409 Says:

    Carmen San Diego games. I’ll also throw in Sid Meier’s Pirates. I know it’s technically not an educational game, but because of that game I know all of the Caribbean Islands and major port cities.

  2. Multimedia Mike Says:

    I’d probably have to go with M&M’s The Lost Formulas. It’s a math learning game made by the same people who made the Darkened Skye, a.k.a. “The Skittles Game”. I wrote it up here: http://games.multimedia.cx/mms-the-lost-formulas/

  3. technotreegrass Says:

    Carmen Sandiego, especially the USA and World CD-ROM games from Borderbunds for PC in the mid-90s, cause they featured the Chief from the game show.

    But I also have to mention the Videosmarts Teaching Teddy series. It was a VCR game with it’s own controller to teach kids basic things like the alphabet, colors, shapes, all stuff you find on Sesame Street.

  4. Geoff V. Says:

    Pretty much anything produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

  5. Alexander Says:

    Microworlds on mid-90’s Macintosh’s. It was a GUI for teaching LOGO that I remember using from 2nd grade through 5th grade. I seem to remember at least 2 versions of that game in use. The earlier version was relatively basic, but by 4th and 5th grade we were using an advanced version that allowed for animation, audio playback, and even let us make presentations easily and having fun doing it.

    Microworlds constituted my first programming experience, and I loved it! I recall making complex subroutines for drawing objects on screen, but the last time they let us do that was probably 3rd grade, and most kids thought it was kinda boring.

  6. roflmao Says:

    Does Oregon Trail count? I loved that game bitd.

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