Falling Sand: cause and effect toys

Video games have grown and evolved over time to include certain core features; the most recent to be seen as a requirement for a successful game is a compelling narrative. Almost all games in some form or another have implemented narrative elements; even games as simple in concept as Angry Birds feature heavily developed stories for the player to…

Factions: politics and purpose

Many games these days feature the ability to pick a side in a conflict, Imperials vs Stormcloaks, Intuition vs Mystic vs Valor, The Institute vs The Brotherhood of Steel, etc. The choice of what side you are on can be a reflection of your friends (tribalism), your personal beliefs (philosophy), or simply curiosity for the…