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Library Games at Carnegie Mellon

Thanks to a wonderful team of library supporters, game design students, and the support of the Buhl Foundation; the first library games have been made live at Carnegie Mellon University.

The games are meant to address concerns related to Information Literacy and aim to help students develop those skills without the confines of a classroom. The short finish time and addictive game play makes these games worthy of note in the developments in library gaming.

Check them out for yourself at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ homepage.

*Added* Or go directly to the Library Arcade page.

  1. Keturah C.
    09/26/2007 at 4:46 pm

    I admit that I’m a proud “I’ll Get It” addict! I love it! It’s so user-friendly. I can’t wait until you develop a mobile version for my Nintendo DS! Awesome job 🙂

  2. amy
    09/26/2007 at 5:57 pm

    wow, that is cool. leave it to you cmu kids….

  3. 09/28/2007 at 10:05 am

    left, right, left, right, B,A, start

    Thanks for passing this along John. I’m impressed with the production quality, sound, and gameplay of the Diner Dash game. Please pass along the praise to the entire team.


  4. 09/28/2007 at 10:37 am


    I don’t know if a mobile game is under consideration, but I could envision a Facebook app with our games. I’ll keep the DS in mind next time. 🙂

  5. 09/28/2007 at 10:38 am


    Thanks for the praise. The games are as much fun to play as they were to develop. 🙂

  6. 09/28/2007 at 11:01 am


    I am glad you found them of interest. The team appreciates your praise and would love to hear any other comments or questions.

    Thanks for “getting” the Konami code reference as well. 😉

  7. Miranda
    04/19/2010 at 10:39 am

    Just read this chapter in “Gaming in Academic Libraries” and it looks like the Library Arcade webpages have been removed from the Carnegie Mellon website. We will be discussing your chapter this afternoon at our professional Journal Club meeting and I was hoping to demonstrate the game. Do you have any additional information about this?

  1. 01/11/2008 at 10:54 am

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