How to Improve Education via Game Tutorials
"Teaching can definitely take a page from good game tutorial design. "
Star Vikings is an interesting game designed around not just unique game elements, but the accessibility that made Plants vs. Zombies famous. While the game may not hit the same notes as PvZ, it’s an enjoyable game that anyone can play.
This week on the cast, I sat down with Batholith Games’ Chris McAulay on developing Zavix Tower and the challenge of RPG design.
It’s been a busy week, so while I’m finishing up the cast, here’s today’s critical thought. I talked about the challenge of defining video games and if there is a way to put a definition on them.
Two years ago, Nintendo made waves with their Amiibo line and attempt to get into the lucrative toys-to-life genre. Combining quality figurines with the promised of in-game rewards, Nintendo fans like yours truly jumped at the collection.
Today, things have taken a different turn. The fan-fare surrounding them has all but disappeared. There are reports of reprints of the first few waves, but even I’m having trouble getting excited about it. Nintendo was poised to make one of the biggest touchdowns in their history, but they’ve managed to stumble right at the end zone.