Monthly Archives: August 2009

Let’s make sure we are worth £23K

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8205539.stm details how students will be at least £23K in debt due to studying for a degree. Last year, I (and I know others) had students stating “I pay £… a year for this.” before starting to dictate what and how … Continue reading

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Lesson 11 – Game Design Brainstorm

Lesson 11 of the Game Design Concepts on-line course has asked for three game ideas. The constraints are as follows: 1) Create a board game, card game, or tile-laying game  (that is, it must either have a board, cards, or tiles … Continue reading

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Lesson 9 – Put a story on a pre-existing game

Lesson 9 attempted to get the idea of narrative and story into games. Ian Schreiber posed the challenge of making the game Pente into a story mode. For reference, from his blog post, here are the original rules: Players: 2 Objective: … Continue reading

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Lesson 8 – A game for Griefers

Lesson 8 of the Games Design Concepts on-line course was intended to investigate types of fun, with the homeplay challenging participants to create a game with the main mechanic being “griefing” (that is, deriving enjoyment from the act of ruining other … Continue reading

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