Student’s take: Analyzing existing game designs to become a better designer

Using educational games for learning (or even regular games for education), has become an innovative approach for educators, researchers and game designers. The truth is, spending some time seeking out a well constructed and creative game can not only be entertaining or educational; it can inspire and reinvigorate those creative juices in game designs. One of the amazing things about game design is the fact that you can construct anything your heart desires, in any form (brick-man or 3D), theme (adventurous or strategic) and mechanics (clicking a mouse or involving physical movement like a Wii controller). Image credit: Game-ontwerp “Game Design” artwork There are several reasons why we should explore a variety of games and to draw inspiration from their designs. Here are a few: It boosts creativity and inspires…
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