Years ago, Electronic Arts brought out a game called Pinball Construction Set. This was pre-Windows, and great visual experiences were rare. I spent countless hours dragging bumpers and rails to create my own personal pinball games. I'd play a while, then modify the game. It was a wonderful metaphor. Make-your-own-game. And then make it better.
Ruder Finn has just released a Picasso Construction Set called Mr. Picassohead, and it is great fun. Perhaps even better than Pinball Construction Set. A Flash ap, it's free and the learning curve is about five seconds. You simply must try this.
Here's my first Picassohead:
I bet I could develop a Technical Proposal Construction Set if I wanted to.
Thanks to Stephen Downes for the pointer.
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