Tuesday, June 24, 2008

You Built It- Now Will They Play?

Pretty good coverage on the Games for Change Festival, which was took place in early June in NYC.

The decent press coverage inspired me to play many a game on the Games for Change site.

The thing about it is, after playing several of the games, I started to get a bit depressed.

True, these games are tech savvy, progressive, and educational, but they are lacking one very important factor into getting them played by the masses: F-U-N.

Yes mindless, silly, stupid fun. If these games are geared towards young adults, the makers really need to take this into consideration a bit more.

Never underestimate the fun factor. There is only so much "education" that one can take before getting bored and resorting to playing Dance Off! on Viva Pinata.