For Moslems, Friday is a weekly holy day. In that holy day, Moslems go to masjids and mosques to do a special worship called Jumatan.
There are two sessions in Jumatan: khotbah and shalat. Moslems are required to fully listen the khotbah for the whole prayer to be accepted by Allah. For that reason, they have to remain silent and listen throughout the khotbah.
Back Gamon is one of the oldest (board) game that we know. It was created around 3000 BC and we still enjoy it until today. Mancala is another classic game, created around 700 C, and we can still find it quite easily in the toy store around us. Those game are existing for more than 1000 years, still playable, and providing no less excitement than before.
I have just tried a new game on my smartphone. The game is about managing a cake store. I kinda like it, because it is full of colors and I like cooking too. So it is fun for me to see meals in any shapes. The artworks are awesome, make me want to learn to mastered vector technique. Anyway the interesting thing about the game is their strategy to keep players engage with their products.
When common people hear about game designer, what are actually they think about it? In my case, people usually think game designer are the person who create artwork for game. Then when I explained about game designer job desk, they would say “ohh, so you’re the game programmer?” or they just say “ooh” and think “is this job really existed?”
Most people are seeing game in narrow point of view. They associated game heavily with digital game, table top game, or sport. There is nothing wrong with that, but I think it is much more fun if we are able to see game in much broader sense because nevertheless we are playing “real life game” everyday.
Kids love to play games, because they provide fun, and many interesting aspect. Games can be a tool for children to learn while having fun.
To engage our team to buy some snack, our development team try to make simple engagement method. We make a leader board of “Happy Play Small Store”, it contains our team’s name and number of snack which their bough.
Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend Happy Play Program, playing with kids patients at Pediatric Clinic of Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung. We brought some children board games. One of them was Logofix.
So many things we can learn from games, such as history of something. I learn a lot about Greek mythology from games. One of it is God of War. A twisted story about the history but give me a lot of information about Greek myth.