Critical Play Journal Assignment | Homework for You
For this week, I asked you to engage with Gamestar Mechanic, a web-based game platform that teaches students about game mechanics through a quest-based learning approach. Students earn “sprites” as a result of moving through a storyline developed by the creators of Gamestar Mechanic. I also suggested checking out the “TEACHER” section of the site for more information about how educators use this platform to introduce this learning system to their students.
While engaging with Gamestar Mechanic, I asked you to take notes on the experience, following the guidelines addressed in this article:
Using the linked guide above (specifically – the bullet points within the article articulating the various elements pertinent to evaluating a game in a critical way), please write up a critical game review on Gamestar Mechanic. Be sure to address what a serious game is, what 21st century skills the game/platform embodies, in addition to referencing the readings/video for this week relative to your gameplay experience.
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