Archive for the ‘Games’ category

Game of the Day: Who controlled the flow – WSJ

June 18th, 2010

The WSJ posted an interesting timeline graphic showing the flow of ball control during the recent Mexico/France World Cup match:

Game of the Day: Who controlled the flow (Mexico vs. France)

Game of the Day: Who controlled the flow (Mexico vs. France)

Is the area under the graph the time of possession? What does the distance from the center axis mean?

Maybe the marginal shots/goals/cards line could be incorporated into the main graph more effectively — especially if the distance from the center axis is time, those three measures could be plotted from the center axis.

Just an idea…

I Love Typography: The Rather Difficult Font Game

January 3rd, 2010

This is pretty nerdy, but I’m getting to really love typography — serif this, ascender that, kern this, forge that. It all sounds so… foreign. Oooohh. So, when I heard about I Love Typography‘s new little online game, cleverly titled “The Rather Difficult Font Game” I had to give it a go.

The Rather Difficult Font Game: screenshot

There’s even an iPhone version!

While spending time playing the game, I like to think I’m honing my typographic skills (such as they are!), but having a blast doing it. When my point counts get higher, I might post them here… Until then, you’ll have to keep guessing, just like I do in the game. 🙂