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Games and Interaction design

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bit-Generations

Keeping the GBA Micro well fed and watered, Nintendo are obviously serious about continuing to support it rather than force migration to the DS lite. As it gets to the end of its lifecycle, its interesting to see titles like Bit-Generations appear. A cousin of the "Touch Generations" range on the DS, the focus appears to be a "back-to-basics" approach to game design - very simple (one or two buttons) to encourage the lapsed or intimidated gamer to play. With a nice mixture of visual styles (perhaps edging towards the crude at times), many look like simple flash games in nature.

Read more at N-Sider.

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