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Q: Directory search of Educational Game Companies near Stanford ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Directory search of Educational Game Companies near Stanford
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: futuregamedesigner-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 17 Sep 2005 12:02 PDT
Expires: 17 Oct 2005 12:02 PDT
Question ID: 569163
What are the educational game companies within 50
miles of Stanford (zip code: 94305)? 

Please provide url and street address. Educational game companies can
produce games and simulations for corporations, business schools, K-12
and government. Because game design for education is not a huge
industry you may find book publishers or entertainment companies who
produce games for learning as one segment of their business. Here are
the companies I have found,, and I know there are many purely
entertainment game studios. I am not looking for entertainment only
shops, if you are sure list them anyway as such. Thank you!
Subject: Re: Directory search of Educational Game Companies near Stanford
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 17 Sep 2005 13:11 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

Here are the one's I came up with:

Soleil Software, Inc
(415) 494-0114
3853 Grove Ct
Palo Alto, CA 94303
[oddly enough, site requires a password to enter!]

Birdcage Press
(650) 424-1702
853 Alma St
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Birdcage Books
(650) 424-1701
2310 Bowdoin St
Palo Alto, CA 94306
[same group as above, but with different address]

Indus Valley Software
(415) 988-6519
625 Ellis St
Mountain View, CA 94043
[for instance, see:  ]

Drawing Hand Creations
(510) 440-9673
47000 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

Twinson Co
(408) 734-9558
1289 Reamwood Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Learning in Motion Inc
(831) 464-4100
(800) 560-5670
497 Lake Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Learning Success
(408) 379-6872
1558 La Pradera Dr
Campbell, CA 95008

Software For Kids, Inc
(650) 685-8340
250 Baldwin Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401

The Learning Company
(510) 713-6085
6493 Kaiser Dr
Fremont, CA 94555

DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc
(408) 252-2205
1116 Little John Way
San Jose, CA 95129
[not sure this is a *game*, actually, but definitely educational software]

Sibelius Software
(888) 280-9995
(925) 280-0600
1407 Oakland Blvd # 103
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
[again, more education tools than games, but have a look anyway]

Silver Mountain
(415) 383-4262
26 Circle Dr
Belvedere Tibrn, CA 94920

Ripple Effects
(415) 227-1669
(888) 259-6618
101 Spear St # 226
San Francisco, CA 94105

Imaja Software
(510) 526-4621
2409 Parker St # 2
Berkeley, CA 94704

Incentives for Learning
(925) 682-2428
111 Center Ave # I
Pacheco, CA 94553


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All the best,


search strategy -- Searched Google Local for [ intitle:"educational
game OR games"  OR intitle:"education OR educational software" ] in
the area surrounding Stanford, CA:,GGLD:2003-43,GGLD:en&near=stanford,+ca&sc=1&start=20&sa=N

Request for Answer Clarification by futuregamedesigner-ga on 17 Sep 2005 17:10 PDT

I was looking for computer/software based games only. I failed to make
this more explicit in my description. In the end the majority of the
search results were not helpful. For example, the companies such as
Birdcage Twinson, and Learning Success produce paper games.

Worse, some of results connect to companies with educational software
but not educational gaming software (e.g Drawing Hand, Indus Valley
Software, DesignWorlds, Sibelius, Project Mountain, and Imaja)

Thankfully some of the links were helpful (e.g Learning in Motion,
Ripple effects, IFL, and Software for Kids. Software for Kids pointed
me to actual game publishers like EA, THQ whom now I need to
investigate if any of those are local.)

So in general 4 out of 15 were helpful. If you can help me narrow my
search further I would appreciate it.

Thank you.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 18 Sep 2005 13:40 PDT

Let's make it 5 out of 15!

Soleil is definitely an educational game design company -- I can say
this with confidence because my kids own some of their games.  I don't
know why their site is password-protected, but here's a link with
information on some of their products, at least:

As for others, I have to remind you of your own comment:  "this is not
a huge industry".  I'm just not certain there ARE many others in the
Stanford area.

However, you might want to also have a look at:

Chronic Logic
(831) 426-2330 
501 Mission St 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

ProtectPro Solutions
P.O. Box 470086
San Francisco, CA 94147-0086
415/928-PPRO (7776)
[they seemed to have designed some network disaster-preparation games] 

Please check thes new listings (along with Soleil).

I hope you find the list fully meets your needs at this point, but if
not, just give me a holler and let me know how I can help you further.

Good luck,

futuregamedesigner-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
I appreciate the effort of the researchers. Thank you.

Subject: Re: Directory search of Educational Game Companies near Stanford
From: czh-ga on 19 Sep 2005 11:08 PDT
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
6401 Hollis Street
Suite 150
Emeryville, CA 94608-1071
Phone: 510-420-5000
Fax: 510-420-5005
Web Site:

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. engages in the design, development, and
marketing of technology-based learning products and related
proprietary content for students of all ages.
Subject: Serious Games
From: ulu-ga on 19 Sep 2005 20:25 PDT
The Serious Games Initiative is focused on uses for games in exploring
management and leadership challenges facing the public sector. Part of
its overall charter is to help forge productive links between the
electronic game industry and projects involving the use of games in
education, training, health, and public policy.

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