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Matthew Bond currently works at Ubisoft RedLynx. Matthew makes games, and has worked on Antidote, South Park Phone Destroyer, and several other titles. His most recent publication is 'Enjoyable, educational games - A design science study into complex interactive simulation games'.
Games have a long history in the field of education, for learning skills ranging from shop-keeping to warfare. Since the advent of computers, digital games have increased in popularity. Interest in games for education has also increased, with both teachers and students looking for games to supplement existing education. The aim of this study was to...
The characteristics that identify a good game are hard to define and reproduce, as demonstrated by the catalogues of both successes and failures from most games companies. We have started to address this by undertaking a grounded theoretical analysis of reviews garnered from games, both good and bad, to distil from these common features that charac...