Ariel Needleman of Gamer Professionals writes: "t began with Pac-Man. Kind of.
Pac-Man is by no means the first educational video game. Heck it isn’t even an educational video game. But in the wake of the unbridled success of Pac-Man, Educators started to view video games in a different light. Before this point, most educators thought video games were distractions or even harmful. After Pac-Man the education community began to wonder if they could harness the power of video games as an educational tool."