Kids play creators in video games1 min read

Kids learn by playing, and video games are transforming the way kids play. It’s possible they’ll see the world as a place for creation, not consumption.

More games now include features that let players invent some aspect of their virtual world, from characters to cars. And more games entice players to become creative partners in world building, letting them mod its overall look and feel. The online communities that form around these imaginative activities are some of the most vibrant on the Web. For these players, games are not just entertainment but a vehicle for self-expression.

From the article By Will Wright, guest editor of this month’s Wired magazine.