Resource Management Games

One of the other areas commonly addressed games is resource management, a staple of the Turn-based and Real Time Strategy genres. Popular games such as Starcraft, the Age of Empires series, Civilization and the Caesar franchise all require one to balance the needs of...

Serious Games — Disease In Games

Given the increasingly widening range of games classified as “serious”, we have chosen to analyze serious games by the topics they cover, not the mechanics they use. In addition, in the course of this series, we will also discuss how serious issues are treated in...

The Sins of Gaming: An Introduction

We are often told that worst sin a game can commit is to fall into the trap of bad game design. We are told of horror stories of games like Daikatana and Superman 64, and warned NEVER to follow in their footsteps. But we think these games did something right – they...