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Hand-drawn short trip

Have you seen this yet? Illustrator Alexander Perrin experimented with bringing a hand-drawn quality to an interactive medium. It’s a breath of fresh air called Short Trip. (And brb, I need to take a walk outside.) Tags: game, illustration

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Multiplayer stock market game with real money

Twitch launched Stock Stream, which is a multiplayer stock market game that uses $50,000 of real money for trading. During each five-minute round, players vote for stocks they want to buy or sell, and a player earns points if the stock goes up during the five-minute period. The game runs at the open and close of the market, and the game ends if the value decreases to $25,000. [via Waxy]...

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Gerrymandering game shows you hot it works

Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating boundaries in such a way that favors a political party. If you slice and group in various ways, you can end up with different election results. How many different ways can you draw boundaries though? And can results really change that much, depending on you draw the boundaries? District, by Christopher Walker, is a puzzle game that shows you how it works. The goal:...

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Draw the patterns of Obama’s presidency

A couple of years back The New York Times asked readers to draw on a blank plot the relationship between income and college attendance. It was a way to get you to think about your own preconceptions and compare them against reality. The Times recently applied the same mechanic to the changes during Barack Obama’s presidency. Bonus: Here’s how to make your own you-draw-it graph. Tags: drawing, game, New York...

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Open data board game

Datopolis is a board game by Ellen Broad and Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute, and as you might expect, it promotes the use of open data. Datopolis is a board game about building things — services, websites, devices, apps and research — using closed and open data. It’s set in a town called Sheridan, which is gradually declining as shops close, teachers quit, hedgehogs go extinct and pollution...

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Game: Guess the correlation

Guess the Correlation is a straightforward game where you do just that, and it's surprisingly fun. You get a scatterplot and you guess the correlation coefficient. That's it. If you're off by too much, you lose a life, and if you're almost spot on, you gain a life. If you're somewhat right, you get a coin. Bonus points for streaks of correct guesses. Have at it. Tags: correlation, game

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Stock trading game

Bloomberg Business has an interesting stock trading game with a simple premise. A time series line starts at the beginning of a stock's life and runs its course all the while you buy and sell trying to profit. Click and hold the mouse button to buy, and release to sell. The key is to click when the stock price is low and to release when it's high. Of course, this...

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Be a tennis line judge: Interactive tests your skills

The job of a tennis line judge can be though when you have to judge the difference of a few millimeters as a ball speeds by. Sure, it's easy to complain about bad calls at home, where we get to see replays in slow motion, but it's more challenging in real life. The Wall Street Journal provides a bit of the experience with an interactive game. Watch video clips from...

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Game tests your color-matching skills

Color in visualization can be a finicky process. You want colors to correspond with the topic at hand, you must make sure that readers can actually see the palette you choose, and people must decode appropriate differences between shades. So here's a game to help hone your skills. The straightforward game by Method of Action shows you a color palette, and the goal is simply to match. Each stage gets...

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Size of Minecraft

I tried playing Minecraft a couple of times but quickly lost interest. Clearly not the case for millions of others. Wired did a bunch of back-of-the-napkin math on how big Minecraft is and put it in an 8-bit video. Find answers to such burning questions such as the volume of the Minecraft world or the time it would take to explore the entire world in real life. My niece and...

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