Eat & Move-O-Matic

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The Eat & Move-O-Matic App is a great way to explore energy balance.

Exergames Effectiveness

Exergames Unlocked Logo Here we provide great examples of using exergames in different settings, and with different audiences, events and locations. Learn from the experts and get strategies for exergame use. We’ve selected some of our favorite exergame programs and written case studies about how exergames were used. You’ll find great ideas and models here for exergame implementation.


Quick Tips

"Quick Tips" are simple tips based on our experiences in the NMSU Learning Games Lab that may help you use exergames in your own program, setting or home.

Quick Tips

Game Reviews

In reviewing exergames, we consider their effectiveness in burning calories or increasing stamina or balance, as well as their potential as fun activities. We provide specifics as to which audience or audiences they are best for, identify the consoles on which the games can be played, and provide honest feedback on how much fun we had playing the game. Take advantage of the “comment” feature, and leave your own feedback on the games.

Game Reviews

Funding Information

© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

About Us

The Exergames Unlocked project includes a multi-state team of accomplished media education researchers, exercise physiologists, medical professionals and doctoral students. Contributing members are researchers in their fields and have helped launch the use of exergames as tools to combat obesity in their communities and beyond. New Mexico State University researchers and their partners have been funded to research the impact of exergames, develop specific recommendations for exergame use, and implement exergaming programs. As part of that project, this website provides access to resources based on research, sample projects, and input from the exergaming community. For more information, contact the project director: Dr. Barbara Chamberlin, Professor, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
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Why Exergames Unlocked?

Why Exergames Unlocked? Exergames are videogames that encourage physical activity. Here, you’ll find the best and most effective exergames, as well as strategies and recommendations on using them with different audiences and in different locations.