Spirit of the North sur PS5: a trek between bugs and spiritual quest Julian Alvarez | 01-07-2021 | 12:22

These end of year celebrations were an opportunity to test the game Spirit of the North on PS5. The winter atmosphere was a good context to do that. The game proposes to play a fox whose missions are related to a spiritual quest.
The search for paths to take in Scandinavian landscapes is at the heart of the gameplay. What was our surprise to discover underground paths not foreseen by the game designers. These passages allowed us to discover the other side of the scenery modeled in 3D and a series of bugs ...
The following video illustrates this strange digital and dreamlike hike.

While letting you discover these images, we wish you a happy new year 2021!

Play test: Maëlis Galino and Angelina Galino
Editing and screenplay: Julian Alvarez
Production: Ludoscience - 2021

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Math Smashers - a new game by Ludoscience Dr. Ludos | 09-11-2017 | 14:19

Back to school! It's time to review your mental calculation skills, and we've just released a video game for that: Math Smashers. It's an arcade game that will challenge both your dexterity and your mental calculation skills.

Each level is made of bubbles floating around. Each bubble holds a number. You play as a "Smasher", a soldier equipped with a grappling hook. Using this weapon, you’ll have to smash bubbles together: their numbers will then add up. Smash bubbles so their numbers match the goal number displayed on top of the screen to earn points!

But beware, if your soldier get hit by a bubble, he’ll explode!


Math Smashers


The game offers a selection of 10 "Smashers" to play with. Each Smasher comes with a different gameplay style: ground infantry - quick but fragile; Tank - though but hard to drive; Plane - a vehicle that can’t stop moving forward; etc.


Click here to play Math Smashers on this website



The game is also available on mobile:


Android (Google Play)


iOS (Apple Appstore)


Amazon App Store


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The 3rd Serious game study from IDATE, now available for free! Ludoscience | 07-04-2017 | 07:41

IDATE is pleased to offer for free the Serious Games study published in 2012.

This is the 3rd edition that succeeds those of 2010  and 2008.


This third edition analyzes the different segments of the Serious Gaming market based on detailed case studies and a systematic presentation of technologies, uses and professions, particularly analyzing the key stages of design, development and diffusion. It also presents the technological and business prospects for each market segment.




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Vintage Game Shop released Dr. Ludos | 10-14-2016 | 08:21

The ludoscience team is pleased to announce the release of a new game created in our laboratory: Vintage Game Shop. It's a “documentary game” about the history of video games. The game is freeware, available for Web browser and Mobile (Android and iOS).


Vintage Game Shop


Everyday, people will come to your shop to sell you vintage games and consoles. Your goal is buying them as cheaply as possible, so you can earn some money when you’ll resell them to another client!

Your profit will enable you to buy rarer and more expensive items, so you can complete your personal game collection.


Links to play the game


Web browser


Mobile (Android)


iOS (Apple Appstore)



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Some news froms Ludoscience Ludoscience | 05-30-2016 | 20:11

As you may have noticed, these last months have been quiet for Ludoscience. Don't worry, the lab is still running, it's just that we have all been so busy with our current projects, that nobody had the time to actually update the website!


As these projects near completion, in the upcoming weeks we will have new projects to share with you, including... a new book written by all the Ludoscience members!


In the meantime, here is a selection of our activities during the last months:

  • Our book "PlayStation VS Saturn : war of the 32 bits" (in french) that tells the history behind these two popular consoles is now available in all bookstokes.

  • One of our (french-written) articles about the advantages and limitations of Serious Games for education has been published on the French Governement portal for innovation in Higher Education.

  • Julian gave a lecture about "A model to design a course using games as pedagogic tools" during a conference about "games and learning" organized by Université Paris Sorbonne and Centre de Recherche Interuniversitaire.

  • Damien gave a lecture about "Serious Games for education" during "3rd workshop on educational technology" organized by the Montpellier School District. A short 3 minutes video summarizing this 50-minutes conference was shot by Ludomag:

  • Damien also gave a lecture about "Serious Games : using video games to express yourself" during the Climate Game Jam, a game design competition centered on games about ecology, organized by the Hakatah association.

And that's all for our main "events" of the past months. Stay tuned for bigger news very soon!

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