How do we define game genres? Turns out, we do so very haphazardly and imprecisely. What exactly makes up a game genre, and how does that understanding limit or enhance our game design?
Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below)
(Original air date: October 17, 2012)
Read the full MDA paper here!
Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore
Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP
Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2ovZBJj
Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2
Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet
Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage
Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator
Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: email@example.com
♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM
♪ Outro Music: "Bra Relocating" by Justin Tense
Tagged under: daniel floyd,extra credits,game design,game designer,game developer,game development,game industry,games,games industry,gaming industry,james portnow,leelee scaldaferri,video game,video games,gameplay aesthetics,aesthetics play,definition game genres,game studies,ludology, game genres,definition genre
Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.
Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip
Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans
1. Students enter a simple code
2. You play the video
3. The students comment
4. You review and reflect
* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities
With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.
Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking
Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class
Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices
Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes