Ghosts of chance response

I think this game is effective as a learning tool because it gets you to interact with things you might have known nothing about. I know in the article the examples were paintings at a museum which I think is a really cool idea. I remember as a senior in high school we went to an art museum. While I found everything to be beautiful and there were those little signs assigned to each painting explaining what each painting meant, I didn’t know much more than what the signs said. By being able to learn about the museum interactively, people are more likely to know more about the paintings then they do at the actual museum. They might be willing to learn more too because the knowledge is presented to you in a more fascinating way.


Response to world without oil

I found the concept of the game interesting. I think it’s interesting to think that a game can teach us enough about a world problem that it might help us try to fix the problem in everyday life.

I think this game is effective as a learning tool because it puts you in a real life scenario. It really makes you think about an actual world problem and what you would be willing to do to solve it. Maybe after playing this game people would be less likely to use their car for every trip they have to take. Maybe more people would be willing to ride bikes or walk to places.

Response to “Video Games go to Washington: The Story Behind The Howard Dean for Iowa Game

I found this article extremely interesting. When I think of election season I do not think of video games as a mean of politicians to gain an audience. It seems strange to me that by using a video game a politician might gain votes.

I thought it was amazing how much time and energy went into making the game a success. It  was crazy to me that they took so much time to develop three little games to help persuade voters.

I personally don’t think politicians should worry about using video games in the next election. To me, I think it would reach a small demographic of people. I personally wouldn’t let a video game affect my decision on how to vote for either. I don’t really know if a video game could inform me enough to make an educated decision. I’m sure that there would be some voters who find the game informative and that it could help persuade their vote, but I just think for the majority of people it wouldn’t inform them enough.