Intro article from Venture Beat on Scripps Research teaming with Playmatics on a game lab portal:

“Scripps Research is partnering with game studio Playmatics to create a Science Game Lab portal for games that will support citizen science.

The portal’s aim is to get people excited about science through games and gamification of science, or making it more engaging through game-like competitions. It will also help centralize efforts to use crowdsourcing to enable science projects that benefit from mass collaboration.

Scripps and New York-based Playmatics announced the partnership ahead of the Games For Change Festival in hopes of jump starting interest among students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).”

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