Yesterday, I had an idea.
I've been thinking a lot about what small studios who make educational games can do to be heard above the din and clamor of the rest of the games industry. In the past 6 months I've been reaching out individually to studios making interesting things, and recently put together a Google group to bring all of these folks together (if you're an indie making educational games, please join us!)
This has helped bring the developers together, but our audiences are still fragmented. If someone was interested in Studio A, they didn't really have an easy way to discover Studio B, C and D who were doing similarly amazing work. It occurred to me that a Twitter feed that retweets from all of these studios could be an interesting thing. It would let people gain exposure to a wide variety of studios by following just one Twitter account. On a whim I created @EduIndie. I reached out to folks to help me build the list of studios, as well as to get some attention for the feed, and Wow! In just one day I've discovered 40 studios to follow, and nearly 100 people have followed the account. We've received input from Games for Change, Game-Based Learning NYC, and many individuals who have reached out.
This is only day one! My hope is that @EduIndie can become a place where people discover new studios and new learning games. Small studios don't have the deep pockets of larger companies, so when we band together like this to help our players discover other amazing games we all win. Please help us spread the word!