“We’re talking about a format that is inherently geographical,” Mr. Houser added, “and you’re talking about a medium, video games, the one thing they do unquestionably better than other mediums is represent geography.”
Friday, July 9, 2010
Games Based Geography
I have been exposed to quite a lot of Games Based Learning research and ideas over the years, because of the work of Derek Robertson, Ollie Bray and others...
I have just listened to a podcast from the VerySpatial archive (although at the time of writing it's the most recent podcast.
The feature on Games Based Learning (GBL) began with a quote from the New York Times article linked to here.
There was a quote from Dan Houser, who is the creative leader of Rockstar Games, who produced the new game "Red Dead Redemption".
“Westerns are about place,” he said. “They’re not called outlaw films. They’re not even called cowboys-and-Indians films. They’re called westerns. They’re about geography.”