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March 5, 2009

Game Design: Junk Food vs. Nutrition

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that I often think about why people play games.  For a while I’ve been batting around a metaphor that I find useful: Junk food vs. Nutrition. Some games are simply fun.  They provide some sort of pleasure from manipulating the components or developing skill.  One of my favorite […]