Friday, July 30, 2010

Mary Poppins - Sorceress of Game Design

In ev'ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
you find the fun and snap!
The job's a game

Mary Poppins sang this 46 years ago.

Games can be put into anything. We all grew up following mazes on the back of Lucky Charms boxes. Thanks to General Mills, breakfast was FUN.

You can go the other way, and make any real-life chore into a great video game.

How does crossing the plains in a covered wagon sound? How about Oregon Trail?
Another one I remember playing when I was young is Lemonade Stand.

While thinking of new game ideas, try looking at real life. Then, you find the fun, and snap! It's a game!

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