Mechanics or narrative?

The BBC reports a study undertaken by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Rochester that casts new light on the relationship between video games and violence. The researchers suggest that violent thoughts that arise …

Cities, games and real-world experience

I’ve been playing Mini Metro, an abstract game where you have to connect cities by drawing, and redrawing, the metro plan to keep pace with an ever-increasing number of residents who want to move around. It’s abstract and …