Another look at Zynga

on Dec 14, 2010
Travis's recent post on games taking advantage of evolutionary psychology reminded me of a conversation he and I had a few weeks ago. I had recently read this short article in Wired Magazine, and it brought up some interesting questions I'd like to...

Are social games abusing evolutionary psychology?

on Dec 2, 2010
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time. So hopefully Jared and James will comment on this phenomenon as well. A couple recent articles have been released that discuss the ethics of game design. These articles seem to be the result of the...

How much choice do players really want?

on Nov 8, 2010
In his last post Matt discussed how players may modify different UI components so as to deal with the slew of motivationally relevant elements they encounter during complex and dynamic gameplay. This personalization of one’s interface allows the...