Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mr. S.R. Nathan visits 4Di Lab

Mr. S.R. Nathan the 6th president of Singapore visited the 4Di Lab at Canberra Primary School on the 5th of March 2012.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

PM3 Media

We believe that immersive, interactive systems like the 4Di present a completely new form of media. We have coined the term PM3 Media to represent the media experience in a 4Di Lab.

PM3 stands for:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teachers make 3D Games

Teachers make 3D Games

Thanks to some exciting new technology out of Singapore we should be seeing more games in classrooms in the near future.

A recently concluded month long national interschool 3D games for learning competition, for teachers, was organized by Playware Studio and was co-sponsored by Singtel and Microsoft Singapore.

The novel contest required teachers to design and create 3D Games for learning using the 3D Hive rapid game development platform. Participants attended an intensive 3 hour workshop prior to the competition to learn how to use the platform.

Ms Faith Goh from River Valley High School won the grand prize in the inaugural national interschool 3D games for learning design competition. Ms Goh also won the special prize for the best 3D Game for learning (languages category).

The first and second runners up prizes went to Mr. Liu Peng from Canberra primary School and Mr. Zulkifli Mansor from Gongshang Primary School respectively. Other prize winning entries were from teams from Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah, Greenridge Primary School, Tampines Secondary School and Anglican High School.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Teacher and a Showman

Can Teachers make successful games? Are talented teachers also natural born game designers? Read on to find out how a small team of dedicated developers is challenging conventions and turning the multi-billion dollar serious games industry on its head.

Game development is a huge business with audience counts in millions, huge budgets and large specialized teams. From the Fifa world cup to Angry Birds to Plants and Zombies Game designers are free to work with topics that excite and intrigue their audiences.

Teachers on the other hand usually work with 15 to 30 students on a subject, alone, through a year and have to prepare their own material within the narrow confines of the syllabus prescribed. There is usually no budget to speak of and a lot of performance pressure.

Even though both Game designers and Teachers alike have to go through years of training in their respective fields and require loads of passion, talent and dedication the two professions seem to have little else in common.

Playware Studios a small Singapore based company asserts otherwise.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

National 3D Game Design competition

Playware announces the Inaugural  National 3D Game Design competition  for Teachers, co-sponsored by Singtel and Microsoft.

The teams have to use the Esoteric 3D Game creation platform to make engaging games for learning.

Read more about the competition here

Friday, May 20, 2011

Learning in Fun-filled Virtual Dimensions


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It was a bright morning at Canberra Primary School and a class of Primary 5 pupils were standing in line outside the school's 4Di Lab. Judging from their faces, some were looking forward to savouring the air-conditioned environment but were they in for a surprise!

Read the full article here