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Weekend Lecture: Understanding Games, a Flash Game About Game Design

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Interested in game design? This weekend, we feature a set of four interactive lectures: games that are about game design, by Pixelate.


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Bub and Bob, two little 8-bit guys, will talk you through the basic concepts of video games. The games themselves are more like interactive tutorials, with smaller games interspersed throughout to help make certain points, and great chiptunes throughout.

Episode 1

Weekend Lecture: Understanding Games

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The first episode deals with rules, interactivity, representation, and simulation in games.

Episode 2

Weekend Lecture: Understanding Games

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The second episode is about motivating the player to stay in the game, and making sure they have fun.

Episode 3

Weekend Lecture: Understanding Games

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The third episode looks at one of my favourite topics: learning in video games.

Episode 4

Weekend Lecture: Understanding Games

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Finally, the fourth episode is about identification.

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