Gear Learning is part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education

Mike
Beall

Director

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Game Design
  • Unity3D
  • Maya
  • Adobe Creative Suite

As the Director of Gear Learning, my work focuses on building relationships with faculty and other stakeholders that lead to impactful game-based learning. I have been designing learning games since 2009 when I was recruited by UW School of Education professors Kurt Squire and Richard Halverson to help design and develop the systems biology game Virulent. Over the last decade, I have led design and development for several learning game titles including Progenitor X, Crystals of Kaydor, Oztoc, and At Play in the Cosmos. In addition to building relationships and direct involvement with design and development of Gear Learning games, I also work with outreach organizations and community centers to engage with the local communities to learn through playing games, participate in playtests, and inform the design of future games through focus groups.

Projects

  • Virulent
  • Progenitor X
  • Tenacity
  • Crystals of Kaydor
  • Oztoc
  • Zoodles
  • Econauts
  • Xenos
  • At Play in the Cosmos

Playing Now

  • Diablo 3
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Starcraft 2
  • Minecraft
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2

Favorites

  • Dig Dug
  • Telengard
  • Diablo 2
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Minecraft