My three hours of game time flew by. I finished up and realized "Wow. I learned so much!" I felt like I had only just sat down at my computer, but was so drawn in by the game, and learning all the different tactics and strategies that I completely lost track of time.
Speaking of strategies and tactics...isn't that something that learning entails? Strategies, tactics, and even plans of action are all valuable components of learning. How neat is it to think that gaming and schooling really do have some things in common!
I enjoyed reflecting on all that I had learned in the game, while reflecting on the idea of "The Flow"
1:---Each wave required a different type of strategy, dependent on what types of foes were dawning upon my territory.
2:---If I died...the digit next the the pretty red hearts would go down one...
If I did something awesome, happy, jovial music would start to play (if I had the music on) :)
3:---I had to know which towers should have defense, as well as if/where to plant the militia
4:---I had to be aware and conscious of where my defense was happening in relation to where my foes were approaching from
5 ---Not realizing that I was killing daylight due to blowing stuff up....:)
6--- I knew I could start the level over...and....over..and over once more....
7----It was just me, some little guys running around on the screen, some gorgeous landscaping, a few towers, and some bad guys. :) I had no real reason to fret about my score or plan of attack, in comparison to that of others.
8: ...time flies when you're having fun blowing stuff up, or throwing arrows at your quickly approaching enemies.
9: Something is accomplished in each and every wave. It may be that I have victory over my enemies...or possibly that I die and will need to restart the entire battle.
Zee Flow is very apparent in this video game, and I very much enjoyed reflecting on its attributes in comparison to that of the flow, as well as learning and educating in general.
(I never thought I would ever hear myself say this)
Game on, friends. Game on.