For those who’ve played flash games as a child (Popcap, Miniclip, Addictingames), flash portals were a source — a collection of mini games that could be accessed anytime, anywhere, provided you’ve got a computer.
Newgrounds and Kongregate continue to be strong, community-driven portals (now ad-stricken, unfortunately) that update games and flash animations daily. The forums are packed, and both portals have incorporated their own “mini games” into the web — they’ve gamified the community, essentially, to facilitate communication and interaction between players.
With that in mind, will there ever be a portal for educational/health games? “Games for change” have their own website, and numerous other publishers and designers publish under their own domains. However, there’s no easily accessible method for players to recognize them other than through games news sites — they very rarely pay to advertise themselves, and only attend game conferences for Kickstarter/Greenlight to vocalize their works.
Could there be a portal for educational games, based off English/GED literacy levels, areas taught, difficult level? Who would fund it, and how would it work in an international setting? Could it be used to teach minority groups out of reach/inaccessible via normal means?