Moving Pixels Podcast

Schooling the Video Game Tutorial

by G. Christopher Williams

25 October 2010

This week the Moving Pixels podcast crew discuss how gamers are taught to play.
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This week the Moving Pixels podcast crew discuss how gamers are taught to play.  We discuss the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of game tutorials, revisit consideration of the game manual, and generally think about how game tutorials and other forms of learning effect the gameplay experience.


This podcast is also available via iTunes.


Additional discussion of video game tutorials:

Active Learning: The Pedagogy of the Game Tutorial by G. Christopher Williams

Good Tutorials by L.B. Jeffries

Learning from Loading Screens: The Pedagogy of Bayonetta by G. Christopher Williams

Building a Better Murderer by G. Christopher Williams


Our podcast contributors:

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.

Kris Ligman contributes on a biweekly basis to the Moving Pixels blog at, and she also serves as a staff editor for The Hathor Legacy.

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