Computer Game

aka Video Game, Interactive Game

see also Simulation

could run on a PC or a console (arcade, home, handheld)

Steven Johnson: If you were designing a cultural form explicitly to train the cognitive muscles of the brain, and you had to choose between a device that trains the mind's ability to follow narrative events (Reading And Writing), and one that enhanced the mind's skills at probing (Experiment) and telescoping (Model) - well, let's just say we're fortunate not to have to make that choice.

Raph Koster: Theory Of Fun http://www.theoryoffun.com/ ISBN:1932111972

info on mod-friendly games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod_(computer_gaming)

Mark Hurst mini-reviews of free/online games: http://www.goodexperience.com/games/

Falling Sand http://chir.ag/stuff/sand/

top indie games

  • Flow is cool

Libre Game Wiki tracks Open Source games http://libregamewiki.org/List_of_games

Game Engine-s, including Open Source engines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_engine#Notable_engines

A list of the "best" Free Ware computer games of 2007

Kongre Gate helps you learn how to write Flash-based games (Game Development Platform).

Unusual games:

Indie Game The Movie is a 2012 documentary film by Canadian filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot. The film documents the struggles of independent game developers Edmund Mc Millen and TommyRefenes during the development of Super Meat Boy, Phil Fish, during the development of Fez, and also Jonathan Blow, who reflects on the success of his Xbox Live Arcade game, Braid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie_Game:_The_Movie


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