Intergenerational Gaming in Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is a detailed, challenging, and engaging simulation game just released in its final 1.0 version. The high fidelity of the simulation along with the breadth and depth of choices make the game interesting and represent a departure from the simplicity of modern mobile simulation games. Other elements of design, including the iterative, turn-based play, and required knowledge make it amenable to intergenerational play by providing roles for the knowledgeable parent and game-skilled child. This Well Played session by a parent and child duo walks through the game play itself and some of the interesting parent-child/child-parent interactions promoted by game play.


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