Proteus Effect threshold?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Put simply, the Proteus Effect happens when an avatar behaves in line with the stereotype suggested by the appearance of that avatar. In other words players behave in the ways the appearance of their avatar suggests they should. How realistic does an avatar … Continue reading

Is it appropriate to make educational games for girls?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I don’t like fighting. As a result, there are a whole pile of video games that I don’t really like playing. I’ve always thought of shooters and fighting games as the low-hanging fruit of game design. It’s fairly easy to … Continue reading

Worth a Read: Can an Immersive Video Game Teach the Nuances of American History? | MindShift | KQED News

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Can an Immersive Video Game Teach the Nuances of American History? | MindShift | KQED News. “The most encouraging to see is the games being launchpads for really in-depth conversations in which kids at varying academic levels feel equipped to … Continue reading

Where is the line between good instructions and hand-holding?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the great things about games is their potential for delivering just-in-time instruction. Most games require some sort of user assistance, whether it be instructions, in-game tutorials, or a help system. Many games integrate help and tutorial information into the gameplay … Continue reading