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Inspiration: Extra Credits

I have a confession: I have been binge watching Extra Credits episodes¬†(highly recommended!) for the past couple of weeks as I prepare to embark on my game design learning with a small¬†game (which will probably stink, but I’m prepared for that). I chose building games as one of my goals this year because I think it’s at another great intersection between things I think are cool and useful and my day job: learning experience design. The idea of serious games (games that are useful for teaching performance in various aspects) are becoming more and more important. But I don’t think it’s enough to add some badges or some points in a typical elearning interaction and call it a “game.” It’s not even enough to try and emulate other games, without understanding how and why they work. Game design has its own theory and rules and so I want to really dive deep into what games are and how they work in order to actually do it well.

But that’s not what I want to talk about today.

Believe it or not, I actually want to talk about is Extra Credits as an inspiration for presentation and video.

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