Role-playing (RPG) First Person Shooter (FPS) Strategy Puzzle Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Racing Genres change over time as new combinations of game play emerge.
Structure: The types of interactions allowed in the game determine the type of learning that can take place. ◦ Ex. resource management = systems thinking Play, Observe and Analyze ◦ When are players engaged? ◦ What are players engaged with? ◦ What does player action mean within the context of game play? ◦ What skills are required for players to be successful?
What games did you find? Persuasive Games (Ian Bogost) Persuasive Games Lego Universe Lego Universe ToonTown (minimoosie) ToonTown
Rules of Play by Katie Salen & Eric Zimmerman What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling by Chris Crawford The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell Game Maker – YoYo Games Game Maker