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## Math Makes Games

Occupy Math is going to look at how math helps us design and play games.

Occupy Math has been writing articles for a new journal Game and Puzzle Design which seeks to bridge the gap between professional game designers and academic game researchers. You can order issues here. This is a unique niche and fills a real need. Professional game designers know how to make a game fun and interesting; the academic game designers can apply math and algorithms to solving problems that the professional game designers find during the design process. The academics also study the general space of all games and try and figure out how to classify games. A key point for Occupy Math is this.

**Making better games helps us discover new math. Games can build interest in math.**