library games

There’s Gaming in Libraries and then there are Games About Libraries. I tried the latter and found them totally inscrutable and mysterious, though interesting from a “hey look there’s my workplace as a video game!” aspect [thanks michael]

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  1. My Personal “Keep Me Up To Date On The Top News” blog » library games Says:

    [...] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerptThere’s Gaming in Libraries and then there are Games About Libraries. I tried the latter and found them totally inscrutable and mysterious, though interesting from a “hey look there’s my workplace as a video game! … [...]

  2. Sara K. Says:

    Thanks for another cool link, Jessamyn. I bombed on Within Range, especially the second level where I had to shelve a book by its topic. I like to think it wasn’t me, but was a flaw in the program that didn’t correctly register where I was trying to place the book.

  3. John Fudrow Says:

    Jessamyn,

    As one of the members of the team developing these “Library Games,” I want to say thanks for taking a look. I want to say that the incarnations you have seen are the first look at what we hope will be engaging and educational tools for libraries. The lack of instructions at this juncture was intended in order to let visitors play and discover on their own.

    Once the bugs are worked out and the final versions are realized, there will be clearer instructions and the background concepts for the project.

    Best,
    John Fudrow

  4. www.gamesandgames.info » library games Says:

    [...] jessamyn created an interesting post today on library games.Here’s a short outline:There’s Gaming in Libraries and then there are Games About Libraries. I tried the latter and found them totally inscrutable and mysterious, though interesting from a “hey look there’s my workplace as a video game! … [...]