4PEG Review: Gambling Never Pays [Magic Bullet Games]

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A number of chapters in my upcoming book talk about how to review games, and I go into my 4PEG model in detail. I review 7 games in the book. Here’s another. This review is of an educational game, and … Continue reading

Types of Game Perspectives | Mozzastryl

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute For anyone who’s ever wondered what it means for a game to be 1st person, isometric, top-down, etc, here’s a handy illustrated guide: Types of Game Perspectives | Mozzastryl. Here are some simplified images: 1 person likes this post. Like … Continue reading

Worth a Read: As learning moves online, trigger warnings must too

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes As learning moves online, trigger warnings must too Dana Ruggiero, Bath Spa University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When I was a first-year student at university, our class of 300 students watched Jodie … Continue reading

A Useful Resource: Amit’s Game Programming Information

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Amit’s Game Programming Information “What’s on this page? I’m interested in producing complexity out of simple parts. This page contains bookmarks that I collected while working on games; I did not write most of the content linked from here. As … Continue reading

The Virtue of Failure – Designing Games You Can’t Win for Learning

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Thought I should upload a few of my more recent talks. This one is from the CNIE conference in May 2014 that I did with Dana Ruggiero. [P] Presentation Ruggiero, D. & Becker, K. (2014) The Virtue of Failure: Designing … Continue reading

Game-Based Learning vs Game Pedagogy

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Putting everything that has to with learning and games under one name obscures the complexity of the field. We should use TWO terms: Game-Based Learning for the learner’s perspective, and Game Pedagogy for the teacher’s perspective. bookblog:game-based_learning_vs_game_pedagogy [Magic Bullet Games]. 1 … Continue reading

Instructional Theories for DGBL

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Another sneak peek to my book. This one outlines instructional theories relevant to GBL. bookblog:dgbl_instructional_theories [Magic Bullet Games]. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading