Today, while searching for some math practice software i started to think about the possibilities of video games as tools for studying... and having fun doing it. These thoughts crept into my mind, because i'm studying for the second time and this time it's heavily math related, the skill that i lacked and thought i didn't have talent for since the 1st grade. Now, since i started from virtually zero again, i often feel completely lost from where i should start to catch up, when i open up a higher maths course book. To add to the "fun" part of this situation our lecturer and books were around since the soviets, so i get old treatment with it, which is not something i enjoy. I want to learn math, and am doing it, but i think i would benefit very much from something that wouldn't make the subject of mathematics a dreadful and unsafe place for the mind. So now, i have two questions: 1) Is the video game industry overseeing this huge niche of games directed at learning disciplines like math, physics etc.? 2) Where the hell can i find some good mathematics practice programs? (i have searched but didn't find all that much) As for the first one, kids, grown ups and basically every gamer sinks more and more time in video games, but the curve of their complexity is decaying by the day. Now i know that sometimes people just want to relax and not think about anything, but many also play games for the challenges they offer. Now, since they are putting time into something that apart from being a fun leisure time, isn't all that useful in the real world, so why not merge both of the benefits? This of course comes with many obstacles and problems, but from my perspective it's huge underdeveloped niche. Just think about it, playing and studying at the same time! You spent many hours creating your rpg character builds and tactics, now enhance that with creating your own spell trajectories using physics, solving algebra problems for opening up a dungeon door, trap etc. Wrapping all that with well developed tutorials that fit the game world and levels of complexity ranging from basics to serious problems. How do you feel about this? P.S. Would appreciate some tips from the mathematicly inclined, for ways and tools to study math in a more organized way.