A new video game based on Infographics (a form of Data Representation) is hitting the PlayStation store and Steam (coming later to XBox 1).
Check out the trailer here:
…and visit the game’s website here: http://metrico-game.com/
Watch the trailer and visit the website above. Look at some of the press material on the website to get a sense for how the game in constructed and played.
You have two choices to complete this badge:
- Download the game on your system and play it. Spend about an hour or so. Write three paragraphs explaining your experience, how infographics (charts, graphs, data displays, etc.) are used in the game and what you thought of the game. Will you keep playing it for fun? How could it be improved or what should they include in a possible sequel?
2. On a sheet of blank paper, draw out your own infographic game board for Metrico+. You should model it based on what you see in the trailer and press material from the website, but it can be any mathematical infographic that you want to come up with. On a separate sheet of paper, explain how the user would navigate the board and would be expected to interact with the various pieces of your infographic.
(You can’t do both parts of this badge for credit. One or the other. You’re always welcome to do both of them for fun, of course).