Tag Archives: collaboration

Portal 2

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Valve’s much-loved Portal 2 was, perhaps, one of the more obvious commercial games to play as part of a project that looks at communication and collaboration skills, as it features a particularly robust and inventive cooperative mode. From a practical point of view, it is also worth noting that the cooperative portion of the game… Continue reading

The Walking Dead

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Our student volunteers were this week asked to play the first episode of Telltale’s critically-acclaimed The Walking Dead game. An adaptation of the comic book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead is a narrative-driven game that asks the player to decide how to respond to a series of character interactions… Continue reading

Can Zombies teach us about ethics?

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In week two of the Games for communication project, we played The Walking Dead from Telltale Games. The game is apparently based on the comic book series rather than the TV series of the same name, and presumably why the appearance of the game reflects the comic book aesthetic. I am aware the game has… Continue reading

Minecraft

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This week, we ran the first of our Games for Communication gaming sessions, playing Minecraft on PlayStation 3 (one of the versions developed in Scotland by 4J Studios). Our student volunteers were split up into pairs with a mixture of previous Minecraft experience in each pair e.g. one coupling comprised a highly experienced player and… Continue reading