Monday, November 12

Graphic Designer Games

My friend Nic has recently started her MA in Design and to showcase and organise her research has begun blogging her notes. Her blog is packed full of fascinating articles (see it here). One particular post about a logo guessing game (see it here) really intrigued me and got me thinking about other graphic designer games that were available (and also everybody likes games).

Nic spoke about Logo Quiz on her blog which is available for iPhone, iPads and Android devices, the premise of the game is to guess the famous brand from a fragment of the icon. A similar online version of the game is "Famous Logo Quiz"; It's quite an easy game with 30 logos to guess that everyone should be able to get a few of.

Similarly is the Sporcle quiz of corporate logos where you are given 6 minutes to guess all 36. I managed to get 23 if anyone thinks they can beat that, see it here. Sporcle is also a great quiz website for thousands of other genres and well worth checking out.

"Type Connections" is my favourite of all the games and works like "Blind Date" for type. You choose a "main character" and a partner then send them on a date to test compatibility. The funny commentary that accompanies the game really makes it entertaining but educational too as you can see which typefaces go together in "meet the pairs".

The font game, as you can probably guess, is about guessing fonts and I found this game really really challenging. If  you're a typography nerd and you think you can guess all 34 have a go here.

A much easier version of this game if the font shoot out game where you have to shoot the type the game asks you to select, unlike the font game, you have 3 lives and it's a bit more "game like" with a score board and the shooting element. Play it here

So have fun procrastinating with some useful and fun design games.