Tagged: games

Teach with Portals 0

Teach with Portals

Last year Valve was included in the Digital Promise project launched by the Department of Education. At the recent Games for Change Festival, they recently unveiled Teach With Portals. This uses Steam for Schools...

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Irregular Path Tiles

In my posts a couple of months ago about the number of permutations in various path tile games (link1, link2, link3), I only talked about regular polygons. There are other shapes which tile the...

Tile Explorer 0

Tile Explorer

When Mario saw my recent post about different sets of tiles, he asked for details about how I drew them. When I started to clean up the Processing code to give to him, I...

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More Path Tiles

Do you remember the tiles I was talking about the other day? I generated the tiles for the next couple of cases, but the number of tiles got really big really quickly. So big...

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Foldit

Have you seen Foldit? It’s a video game where the goal is to fold proteins. Protein folding is a very interesting problem. If you sequence DNA, you can get an ordered list of the...

Salon Review of Sleep No More 0

Salon Review of Sleep No More

Salon magazine has a nice review up of the New York production of Sleep No More, the Punchdrunk piece we talked about back when we saw the Boston production. They’ve got some interesting thoughts...

Processing in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace 0

Processing in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace

I’ve been doing some more processing recently just for fun. Over the weekend I started to make the game i’ve embedded below. I made using Studio Sketchpad so I could edit it from multiple...

School is a Game (Just a Poorly Designed One) 0

School is a Game (Just a Poorly Designed One)

The whole family has been reading Jane McGonigal’s new book recently. I think Pete has it at the moment. It’s full of interesting ideas about how to use game design techniques to make things...

Democritean Universes in Minecraft 0

Democritean Universes in Minecraft

I’m currently reading Daniel Dennett’s book Freedom Evolves. It’s about how free will is possible in deterministic universes. To discuss his ideas, he needs some play universes in which to stage thought experiments. One...

Types of Players & Gamers 1

Types of Players & Gamers

I’ve recently been reading Play by Stuart Brown. He has a section about play personalities. He lists the following eight play personality types: Joker – A joker’s play always revolves around some kind of...