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Unusability: You don’t want to play it again!

“Unusable games” sound like a contradiction: Who would want to play a game that doesn’t work? And why are there designers – educators, of all the people with already a reputation for bad game design – that create these unusable … Continue reading

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Causality in history: Chrononauts

“Chrononauts is a fascinating, whimsical exploration of time travel, causality, and possibility covering many fascinating and significant events of the last century or so.” – Andrew Looney “Chrononauts” by Anrew Looney (2000) is a card-based game where the players play … Continue reading

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Games and the “best way” to tell stories

Torsten Meyer (thanks!) just sent me a link to a recent interview with game designer Peter Molyneux, published in the “Tageszeitung”, the title translates as “Fable-Gamedesigner Peter Molyneux: A visionary and charlatan” Molyneux is quite enthusiastic about interactive-adaptive stories as … Continue reading

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Serious game “Tiebranimes” to download

Nearly ten years ago I attended a seminar about “Kinderspiel – Kinderspiele: Theorie – Empirie” (“Children’s Play and Games: Theoretical and Empirical Views”), where one possible task was to create a learning game. I was flabbergasted that the three other … Continue reading

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Three learning theories mini games

For my seminar “Games, Play and Education” I’ve scraped together (via skinning, modding, recontextualisation) three minigames. These should serve as an intro to the three learning paradigms of Behaviourism, Cognitivism and Constructivism and their possible realisation in games via their … Continue reading

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