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uxdesign.cc

Why the UX discussion around Elden Ring is flawed

Usually, FromSoftware’s games are criticized for their difficulty. But this time, it is about their user experience.

superjumpmagazine.com

Applying Usability Heuristics to Undertale

Exploring what Undertale can teach us about minimizing the user’s memory load through the lens of the 10 usability heuristics.

artreview.com

The Boschian Horror of ‘Elden Ring’

The videogame helmed by director Hidetaka Miyazaki taps into a history of pulp and religious art.

itch.io

Bundle for Ukraine

As game developers we want to create new worlds, not to destroy the one we have.

heardle.app

Heardle - Like Wordle, but for Music

Guess the song from the intro in as few tries as possible.

aperiodical.com

A Mathematician’s Guide to Wordle

We invited mathematician and wordplay fan Ali Lloyd to share his thoughts on hit internet word game phenomenon Wordle.

rwmpelstilzchen.gitlab.io

Wordles of the World

A multilingual ever-growing list of Wordles from all over the world.

nytimes.com

Can You Gerrymander Your Party to Power?

We created an imaginary state called Hexapolis, where your only mission is to gerrymander your party to power.

uxdesign.cc

Wordle UX: Sometimes a game just feels good

Every once in a generation something beautifully simple comes along and revolutionizes our lives: the paperclip, Post-its, the iPod, Wordle.

css-speedrun.netlify.app

CSS Speedrun: Test your CSS Skills

A small fun app to test your CSS knowledge. Find the correct CSS selectors for the 10 puzzles as fast as possible.

wikitrivia.tomjwatson.com

Wiki History Game

Place events and people on a timeline in the correct order.

mariameireles.medium.com

Applying Usability Heuristics to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Exploring how New Horizons prevents errors through the lens of the 10 usability heuristics

princejs.com

PrinceJS

Prince of Persia in JavaScript.

fabiensanglard.net

Street Fighter II, paper trails

Over the past six months, I have spent my spare time studying Capcom success stories and in particular the genesis of Street Fighter II.

superjumpmagazine.com

Doom Slayer UX

How do you become the Doom Slayer? Onboarding to any game is an important design challenge for game developers, especially in Doom Eternal.

oskarstalberg.com

Townscaper

A demo of the indie city builder game playable in the browser. Build quaint island towns block by block.

tikolu.net

Emojimix

Combine two emojis into one. Thousands of combinations are available.

uxdesign.cc

A visual history of Playstation controllers 

I illustrated every Playstation controller, from PS 1 to PS 5, in Figma.

superjumpmagazine.com

Mass Effect: How to Indoctrinate Users with UX Consistency

How the Mass Effect trilogy makes use of the fourth UX heuristic: consistency and standards.

de.ryerson.ca

Accessibility Maze

A fun way to learn about web accessibility challenges and solutions.