Chapter 10

Games

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

  • How do you create an instructional game?
  • How do you choose the right game type?
  • What are personas? How can they help in game design?

Introduction

Prerequisite knowledge for this chapter: an in-depth knowledge of current game genres and mechanics.

In this chapter we will go step-by-step through the process of making an educational game. Outside of the steps that will be covered in this chapter, the best advice any aspiring educational game creator can take is to play many games. Play card games, board games, and especially video games. I hope that you play these games because you enjoy them. If you don’t enjoy games, it is unlikely that you will ever design them successfully. Even though this chapter will give ...

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