Michigan: Report from Hell is one of my favorite video games. It did not take long for me to realize it was one of my favorite video games once I started playing it. It was as clear to me as immediately as House (1977) became one of my favorite movies upon seeing it. House is marketed today as…
Since the advent of sufficient technology for audio playback, computer games take no greater pleasure than making you wait for audio to play, while you have long ago finished reading the dialogue box or subtitle. It is the same pain of reading the same page of a book with another person.
A study in game design Game design is a newly studied field of entertainment. It is rooted in game theory, yet is different in interesting ways. Computer and board games are a new sort of art, still in their infancy. One of the things we do here is make games. That means we think about…
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