The Unintended Influence of Game Design

The Unintended Influence of Game Design

Recently, I was introduced to the idea of ancient games and their purpose of training in society. In Egypt, many people played Senet in hopes that they could successfully move through the underworld, and in Greece, many soldiers played war games to ensure that their...
Octopath Traveler and Helping Others

Octopath Traveler and Helping Others

Image from Nintendo Switch’s Octopath Traveler In my experience, there is little that is more motivating than the camaraderie of a group. Games provide many examples of different team dynamics, with many RPGs telling a story in which the protagonist gathers...
Game Culture is As Important As the Game

Game Culture is As Important As the Game

Do you floss? I’m talking about the dance, not dental hygiene, and I think everyone should at least know one reason flossing is so popular. I recently learned to floss because my 7-year-old niece and I disagreed on how it’s done. Who was right...
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