Sunday, 29 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Here is my list of what I consider to be essential books that anyone teaching the game design unit should have on their bookshelves:
- A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster
- The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell
- Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games by Tracy Fullerton
- Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design by Scott Rogers
- Challenges for Game Designers: non-digital exercises for video game designers by Brenda Brathwaite and Ian Schreiber
In a future post I will go over some of the exercises I do in class with my students for this unit. I'll also link to an on line copy of an essay from a book not mentioned above that I like to use as a great discussion starter with the students.
Monday, 16 June 2014
A paltry £2.50 a ticket (free for kids) is all you need to get into this consistently great Raspberry Jam.
You can get your tickets HERE
But if those words haven't got you clicking that link and getting a ticket. Then go look at the fantastic planned line up of talks and workshops they already have (see list HERE ). They have Minecraft workshops, and of more interest to me a talk on running a Pi Club. On top of all this there are the Pi retailers that will be there as well.
Now surely that has convinced you to click the tickets link above and getting one.
Ok final thing that may convince you I'm not giving a talk or running a workshop. So what more do you want? Go get that ticket NOW!
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Long overdue, this is a very brief post. Apart from these brief introductory words it's a link to a word document of the worksheets that I created for the Pibrella workshop that I ran at the May CamJam. Click on the link below to get.
Friday, 6 June 2014
It is rare to find a manager that encourages you to reach for the stars, that supports you, that sees through the crap and gets you to be a better you, that believes in you, that can rely on you.
My boss was one of those rare special people.Wednesday she passed away unexpectedly at home.
My boss wasn't just my manager, but a good friend too. Who often gave a sympathetic ear to my little challenges in life.
It's been surreal at work since hearing the news, the support from friends around the college has been immense. And very much appreciated.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this moment. She will be greatly missed.