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15 NOVEMBER 2014

The Pixel Press Platform: draw your own video game

"We've set out to make Pixel Press an amazing game creation platform, and to do that we have to enable creators like you the ability create many different styles of games. We're starting with Pixel Press Floors and hope to continue with future game titles like Pixel Press Quest and Pixel Press Tracks."

(Robin Rath)

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2013bring to lifechildrens mediacomputer gamesdesigning and makingdrawing app • effective modelling • enabling technologiesimage recognitioniOS apps • level design • making a game • pencil and paperphysics • Pixel Press • Pixel Press Floors • Robin Rath • video game • video game level creator

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Simon Perkins
22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Engaging learners through uncertain rewards

"Uncertainty may be an important component of the motivation provided by learning games, especially when associated with gaming rather than learning. Three studies are reported that explore the influence of gaming uncertainty on engagement with computer– based learning games. In the first study, children (10–11 years) played a simple maths quiz. Participants chose their preferred reward for a correct answer prior to seeing each question. They could either receive a single point or toss an animated coin to receive 2 points for heads or none for tails. A preference for the uncertain option was revealed and this increased during the quiz. The second study explored the discourse around learning when pairs of participants (13–14 years) competed against the computer in a science quiz. Progress depended on the acquisition of facts but also on the outcomes of throwing dice. Discourse was characterised by a close intermingling of learning and gaming talk without salient problematic constructions regarding fairness when losing points due to gaming uncertainty. A final experiment explored whether, in this type of game, the uncertainty provided by the gaming component could influence players' affective response to the learning component. Electrodermal activity (EDA) of 16 adults was measured while they played the quiz with and without the element of chance provided by the dice. Results showed EDA when answering questions was increased by inclusion of gaming uncertainty. Findings are discussed in terms of the potential benefits of combining gaming uncertainty with learning and directions for further research in this area are outlined."

(Howard–Jones, P. A. and S. Demetriou, 2009)

1). Howard–Jones, P. A. and S. Demetriou (2009). "Uncertainty and Engagement with Learning Games." Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences 37(6): 519–536.

2). Paul Howard–Jones, 2014, radio programme, BBC Radio 4 – The Educators, episode 5 of 8, first broadcast: 10 September 2014.

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2009 • acquisition of facts • affective response • BBC Radio 4 • chance • chance outcome • coin toss • compelling engagement • competitioncomputer games • computer-based learning games • dopamine • educational neuroscience • educational psychologyeducational research • effective teaching • Electrodermal Activity (EDA) • fairnessgamblinggame-based learninggamificationgamifying learning and teaching • gaming uncertainty • learning and reward • learning and successlearning engagement • learning games • magnetic effect • memorymotivational needsneuroscience • neuroscience and education • our ability to learn • Paul Howard-Jones • prize • reward system • risk-taking • roulette wheel • running score • Skevi Demetriou • skill • sleep • The Educators (radio series) • throwing dice • transcranial electrical stimulation • uncertain options • uncertain rewards • uncertaintyvideo games

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Christa Van Raalte
22 OCTOBER 2012

The offcial trailer of Alice Madness

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2011 • Aarne-Thompson classification system • Alice in WonderlandAlice Madness Returnscomputer gamesfantasy characterfantasy elementsgame worldgames designIGNvideo gameXbox 360

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Guannan (cassie) Du
22 OCTOBER 2012

Alice: Madness Returns gameplay Demo.

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Guannan (cassie) Du
18 JUNE 2012

6th Annual International Conference on Computer Games Multimedia & Allied Technologies

"Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology raises a platform for the Asian Gaming Community to realize, recognize, and reveal the technological interplay at work behind the immersive and compelling world of gaming. The conference mantles the experience, expertise, and technological know–how flowing in from academicians, researchers, and industry professionals and provides an apt platform for view and review.

The Conference Themes on Animation,Multimedia, IPTV, Edutainment, Mobile, Virtual Reality nunciating [sic] the evident convergence of technology while focusing on the differing facets of the gaming industry. The world of gaming is a result of numerous technologies, game tools and systems, the conference strives to discuss the technological advances, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications while exploring the key concerns and issues related to Game security and Game regulations."

(Global Science & Technology Forum, Singapore)

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2012animation • Asian Gaming Community • audio design for games • computer gamecomputer games • Computer Games Multimedia and Allied Technology (conference) • conferenceconvergencediegesis • edutainment • future developments • game design • game production • game programming • game regulations • game security • game systems • game tools • games • gaming community • gaming industry • Global Science and Technology Forum GSTF • immersive • innovative applications • IPTVmobile • mobile gaming • multimediaSingapore • technical sessions • technological advances • technological interplay • technological know-howtechnologiestechnologytechnology convergencevirtual reality • world of gaming

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Simon Perkins
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