Interactivity in Public Spaces 1, The Deep

What is an Interactive Exhibit, and why are they Useful? An exhibit is generally a display of information in a public space (commonly a museum or art gallery). Interactive exhibits have elements where the user can affect what is happening in the exhibit. This could be as simple as moving a lever to make something happen, to … Continue reading Interactivity in Public Spaces 1, The Deep

Gamification

What is Gamification? The online Oxford Dictionary defines gamification as: "The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service." - OxfordDictionaries.com (2017) This means that gamification is the … Continue reading Gamification

Paperwork and Legislation in Games Design

There are many pieces of paperwork and legislation designed to protect people, concepts, and products in the gaming industry. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA): An NDA is a kind of contract that prevents the signer from speaking about certain things. Usually, this would pertain to elements of an unreleased game, as the company does not want facts about the … Continue reading Paperwork and Legislation in Games Design

Sandbox Survival Game – The Martians

The Martian Machines The Martian Tripods are the primary fighting force of the Martian Invasion of Earth, and are the machine that the Journalist comes into contact with most during the course of the several weeks of the invasion. However, there are descriptions of the other Martian Machines that appeared on Earth during the invasion, … Continue reading Sandbox Survival Game – The Martians