This week’s Dissecting Design was on the edutainment excellence of Zoombinis. I talked about how the game used achievements and scaling difficulty to create a design that taught players critical thinking and rewarded them for doing so.

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Zoombini

This has been a great time for my inner child– Last week the kickstarter for a true sequel to Toejam and Earl was launched and I was just informed that another classic game is trying the kickstarter route. Zoombinis is a modern remake of The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis and is something that everyone needs to know about as in my opinion it is one of the best examples of combining edutainment with game design.

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