Playtests Galore!

Playtests Galore!

Earlier this month the Tiltfactor team headed down to New York to play new game prototypes and our classic hits with high school students on Staten Island. Professor Flanagan gave students insight into the process of designing games, and then they got a chance to try them out! As you can see below, the testers loved Awkward Moment (as always).


The students also enjoyed Microbes, a fast and furious card game designed to encourage players to wash their hands. They shared their thoughts about the game, which will help our design team improve the game play experience and our researchers make the game as effective as possible!


But we didn’t just bring card games – players also had a chance to check out an upcoming computer game called Flagella! In Flagella, players race to accurately divide adorable micro-organisms into specific-sized parts in order to help the organisms multiply. Armed with in-depth feedback from the players and pages of observation notes, our team is ready to add features to the game in order to bring the user experience from good to GREAT!


Tiltfactor would like to thank Kristana Textor for making this session happen.

  • Skye Tronn
    Posted at 21:23h, 20 December

    Hey. All the way back in February, I bought a Behind the Façade guide and e-mailed you a couple times about it not having reached me? So… just decided this might be a good way to reach you. Is something up? I’d really love to send it to my girlfriend! She and I are both huge fans of Façade.

  • Skye Tronn
    Posted at 21:27h, 20 December

    P.S. The email of that would’ve been under Please send me an e-mail to the e-mail address I’ve posted here, though! (

  • Skye Tronn
    Posted at 21:55h, 20 December

    Whoops. Sorry– a correction– it was around July. … … *hops away*

  • Mary
    Posted at 17:48h, 21 December

    Hi Skye,

    We didn’t make Facade, nor do we publish a guide for it. Check out Michael Mateas or Andrew Stern, they may know what you are talking about as they made Facade!