Understanding Games is series of four games explaining the basic concepts of video games. The tutorial-style episodes deal with rules, motivation, learning and identification in video games. The player is guided through each episode by the narrators Bob and Bub, who explain core concepts of games to the player. The player can experience these concepts directly while playing the integrated games.
If you’re trying to explain games to someone – a student, a loved one, your parents – this is a great way to start. Boing Boing
Understanding Games explains the underlying concepts behing gaming by having you play a series of flash games. Simple. And utterly charming.Kotaku
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FILE International Festival
São Paulo, Brazil – 2008
Potsdam, Germany – 2007
Serious Games Award
Second price in the category Best realization of a Serious Game – 2007
Andreas Zecher Game Design, Development
Martin Straka Sound Design
Understanding Games is a diploma thesis project designed and developed by Andreas Zecher at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. The project was advised by Prof. Boris Müller, Prof. Klaus Dufke and Mattias Ljungström.
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