As an exercise in learning game design, I hand each student some paper and a D6 and ask them to come up with a game
Sid Meier the creator of the civilization series of games when asked what is a game answered “A game is a series of interesting choices”.
I walked into work this morning while listening to the lectures on a set of bluetooth headphones. I sat under a tree outside my office
In constructivist fields of education one of the tools that is used frequently is roleplay. In fact Batner (2006) argues that they are the best
Before reading the following blog please take a look at the video below and follow the instructions it gives. The selective attention test shows how,
For those of you who don’t know the story of Tom Sawyer white washing the fence you can read it here. In the story Mark
The Terminator seems to be an ideal candidate for being a horror monster under Carroll’s conception. Why then does it not inspire horror from the start? And possibly more importantly, when does it become horrific?
“If you want a man to keep his head when the crisis comes you must give him some training before it comes.” Seneca When the
(This was an abstract I wrote for a conference paper that has not been accepted yet.) “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they
A Framework for Matching Games and Theories. Introduction Games have been used as a method of engaging with topics as diverse as international relations (Brynen
Von Clausewitz is one of the most read theoreticians on the nature of war. His book “On War” is probably only beaten out by Sun
What follows is a process for designing a learning game based on a classroom learning activity. This process is based on the view that there
Will Eisner is recognized as one of the grandfathers of modern comic books. His book comics and sequential are some of the best written introductions to the
The comic above was taken from “Caveman“, a great series by Tayyar Ozkan. This strip was first published in Heavy Metal, and is one
“Everyone alive is in fact engaged in playing elaborate games, while at the same time believing themselves to be going about their ordinary affairs…..Whatever occupation
In 2006, Chris Anderson wrote “The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More“. In it, he detailed how the advent
At first glance the comic above seems to be chaotic and an example of someone cheating at a game. Of course, this would be an
There is something very appropriate about using a comic book to look at the habits of society to demonize youth culture. I say this because comics
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