World of Warcraft
Join the eight million players (and counting) currently adventuring in Azeroth and see what journeys await for those who would plumb the many secrets of this ancient realm. As a massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft enables thousands of players from across the globe to come together online - undertaking grand quests and heroic exploits in a land of fantastic adventure. Use WOW as a vehicle for teaching writing, literacy, mathematics, digital citizenship, online safety, and a host of other 21st century skills.
Suitable for: Grade 5 - Adult
Resources: World of Warcraft in School -
A Hero's Journey - Course Syllabus -
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Zon is a multiplayer, online learning environment designed to teach Chinese language and culture through gameplay. As a web-based site, Zon provides real-time, on-demand connection to interactive learning activities and authentic cultural information. Zon players are motivated not only by their intrinsic desire to learn more about Chinese language and culture, but also the ability to interact with engaging story-driven plot lines, interesting characters, and fellow players.
Suitable for: All ages
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Martian Boneyards
Martian Boneyards is a game of scientific collaboration and problem-solving in the new, spectacular, high definition massively-multiplayer online environment (MMO) called Blue Mars. EdGE@TERC and VSE have teamed together to bring expertise in innovative science education and state-of-the-art MMO gaming technologies to create an unprecedented opportunity for scientific knowledge building.
Suitable for: Year 7-12
Myst Online: Uru Live
Myst Online: Uru Live is a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) unlike anything else. Instead of repetitive kill/take/buy gameplay of other MMOGs, the very essence of Myst Online is to explore vast, fantastic worlds; savoring and uncovering new areas and new information at every turn. Could be used to great effect in english, creative writing and literacy. Myst Online is the latest installment of the Myst franchise.
Suitable for: Grade 5 - Year 12
Resources: Teaching Themes - Myst -
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Wizard101 is a 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by KingsIsle Entertainment. Players take on the role of students in a fantasy academy for wizards, and battle a variety of creatures by casting spells using a turn-based combat system. Players advance in the game by accepting quests to learn new spells, gain equipment, and collect gold.Suitable for: Grade 3 - Year 9
Resources: Wizard101 MMO for Learning -
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Lunar Quest
LunarQuest is a Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) for the PC that puts players in a large, persistent multiplayer game world set on the Earth's moon. Players assume the role of lunar explorers, builders, and scientists who lead and guide humanity's efforts to colonize of the moon. By themselves or with others, players explore and develop the lunar frontier. Players advance their characters by their actions and by showing their knowledge of science concepts in physics. Advancement is awarded with access to new skills, equipment and "prestige" items that allow their character to be unique in skills and appearance.
Suitable for: Grade 3 - Year 11
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RuneScape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in January 2001 and takes place in the world of Gielinor, a medieval fantasy realm divided into different kingdoms, regions, and cities. Players can travel throughout Gielinor on foot, through use of magical teleportation
spells and devices, and via numerous other methods, such as charter ships. Each region offers different types of monsters, resources, and quests to challenge players.
Suitable for: Grade 3 - Year 11
Resources: RuneScape Wiki -
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Jade Dynasty
Martial arts MMORPG Jade Dynasty brings the world of ancient China and kung-fu to life, as players must decide if they will defy the gods while accessing unique leveling systems found nowhere else.
Suitable for: Grade 6 - Year 10
Resources: Based on the XBox classic Jade Empire -
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Heroes of Three Kingdoms
Heroes of Three Kingdoms is an epic 3D MMORPG based on the Three Kingdoms, a well-known period in ancient Chinese history. HOTK allows players to freely choose which kingdom to join, whether it is the Kingdom of Wei, Shu, or Wu, players are provided with a full experience of the historical battles of the Three Kingdoms period.
Suitable for: Grade 6 - Year 10
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A Tale in the Desert
A Tale in the Desert is a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMO) set in ancient Egypt. The game focuses on crafting and trading, mixed with strong social challenges.You can download the game client for free. After a period of time you will be asked to pay a small subscription fee.
Suitable for: All ages
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Runes of Magic
coming soon
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Dragon Fable
coming soon

Pirates of the Burning Sea
Pirates of the Burning Sea™ is an MMORPG featuring high-seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder. Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th century, players can choose one of three nations - England, France or Spain - or choose the role of a Pirate and battle it out for glory and power.

Conquer Online
Conquer 2.0 is a massively multiplayer online role playing game set in ancient mythological China. Set in a wonderfully beautiful and rich 2.5 D world, you control a strong and gallant hero, slaying dangerous monsters, completing perilous quests and having the most fun of your life!

League of Legends
League of Legends is a game inspired by the Defense of the Ancients map for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows.
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Spiral Knights
Spiral Knights' gameplay has been likened to The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, an action-adventure style real-time combat game. Players play as a Spiral Knight, equipped with guns, bombs, armor and swords of various star ratings, on a foreign planet fighting to survive. The central hub of the world is called Haven where players can socialize freely. From Haven players enter Clockworks, which are similar to dungeons in most MMORPG's, and fight through a number of circulated levels, usually with the aid of one to three other players. Players can form teams ahead of time, or be randomly paired with a party. The Clockworks are arranged in tiers of increasing difficulty from 1 to 3, and accessing the higher tiers requires the player to possess higher quality equipment.
Resources: Spiral Knights Wiki -
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Astro Empires
Astro Empires is a Sci-Fi Themed browser MMORTS, Massivley Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy Game, with an enormous game world and a huge community. Build up your star empire and declare war on your opponents. Play alone or with a guild and conquer your own chunk of the universe in this in depth MMO. Could be used for both literacy and numeracy.
Resources: Astro Empires Wiki -
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Lego Universe
LEGO Universe takes place in an alternate universe populated by LEGO minifigures. Many years ago, a team of minifigures went on a great journey to seek the last essence of pure imagination. Having found it on the mysterious planet Crux, the mentally questionable leader of the expedition, Baron Typhonus, used the imagination to accidentally create a giant, chaotic spider to demonstrate the power of imagination. However, the creature backfired on Baron, so dragged him into the source of pure imagination, creating a dark force known as the Maelstrom.
Resources: Saving the Universe -