I55 Games is a ministry of Sun Ministries with its own unique vision and mission. Described through the acronym G.A.M.E.S. You can see what we are attempting to do here. The acronym tells us how it functions. Gathering all mediums of education simultaneously. By utilizing creatively designed card and board games the I-55 Game tutors can teach kids a multitude of subject material while they enjoy a game.
G.A.M.E.S. 101 is the first project of I-55 games. This is where the kids are introduced to educational gaming for the benefit of their own education. As they progress to the next level they will learn game design and implementation and may even use Sun Ministries small business incubator to launch their own game someday.
We have a trilogy of games planned to hit shelves starting in August 2011. These include:
A game about Fair Trade coffee economics for ages 13 & up (that's right... it's never too early to learn about supply and demand.)
A game set in feudal Japan where players fight to win the war, but learn that history sometimes determines the winners based on how the battles are fought.
A game where players plant and grow a 3-D community garden. You may get all the seeds but can you grow the prettiest garden?
All games in this years schedule will be hand made from nearly 100% repurposed material. (two firsts for the gaming industry I believe. A non-profit publisher, and 3 "green" games in a row!