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Jotham Kingston▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

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Myst! Just played it again with my 7 year old son.

Components: There's about 6 worlds, 1 world is the hub, and others are off it like spokes. Within each world, there are also components – different parts of puzzles, that have to be found and identified.

Help: Not much help is provided, to be honest, and that's what's fun. Once you know the puzzle, suddenly you see that the help was there all along, but you j…

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Brendon Carvill▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

Settlers of Catan

Help / Program instructions and Rules – printed in the box
Levels Different Screens – the rules determine that levels are achieved by acquiring roads, development and resource cards.
The content is comprised of the game board, the resources, the instruction cards and the dice roll.
The player interface is the physical elements of the game.
Input/Output is determined by player interaction with each other and the physical components of the game.
The rules are explicit.

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Cathy Linggood▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

Monopoly Empire.
Many of the components are similar to that of Monopoly. Monopoly Empire has some very unique aspects that can be used as samples of Economics.
There are the usual set of rules that come with the game and there are Youtube clips like this one that can explain the rules. The designers in this case Hasbro, are not relying on prior knowledge of the original Monopoly game. I really like this version of Monopoly as it is a quicker game to play as there is a definitive end to the game. I also like the fact that you can not buy houses and hotels so…

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David Potter▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

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Interactive Program: Twitter for iPhone

help / program instructions

No in-app instructions or help button on the main app screen.

When the user clicks their avatar/image there is a Help Center link.The link redirects to the main Twitter web site and a mobile version is displayed.

Rules

The technical rules are the rules of content limitation that are well known in the Twitter world. By going to the Help Ce…

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David Potter▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

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Game title: PlasticSucker
Initialisation: Score set to zero and plastic objects distributed throughout the environment

A player moves about the environment and locates a plastic object. They determine what type of object it is and its size. The player chooses a tool from the list of tools, picks up the plastic object with the tool and places it in one of the storage containers. Based on the type of plastic object the score …

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Amanda Hughes▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

Game: Chemistry Bingo
Equipment: Printed Bingo boards for those playing with the chemical symbols randomly on them.
Counter / Highlighters to cross of the chemical elements on the bingo board
A way of randomly selecting the chemical elements (e.g. cut up and randomly selected)
How to play / Rules:
There is one person randomly selecting the chemical elements. This person calls the element out.
The people that are playing check their game board. If they have the matching chemical symbol they need to cross it off / put a counter over it.
Thi…

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Naomi Dreher▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions

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Identify a game: Fallout Shelter (iPad app)
Identify the different components:
How is the help provided?
Handy tips: randomized little messages at the bottom of the screen whilst the game is loading.
Help button: on the main screen there is a help button that takes you to a website
Notifications (if turned on on your device): updates, new content
How are the rules presented?
Tutorial: before starting a v…

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