SQL Murder Mystery is a free/open game from Northwestern University’s Knight Lab that teaches the player SQL database query structures and related concepts while they solve imaginary crimes.
It was inspired by The Command Line Murders, a murder mystery game that teaches you to master Unix command-line syntax.
I love this kind of thing so much. Learning the abstruse syntaxes of power-users, network administrators and programmers gives users so much power over the computers they use.
SQL Murder Mystery [NU Knight Lab/Github]
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The women who pay as much as $400 to see Hamilton at Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre have only 15 minutes to pee and get back to their seats during intermission, but the upper bathroom only has three stalls and the house seats over 1,700 people.
If you’re in China, Iran or some other country whose national firewall blocks BBC News, you can still access it over the Tor network at bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion, which mirrors the main BBC News site as well as BBC Mundo and BBC Arabic.
Oleg Dolya (last seen here for his amazing procedural medieval city-map generator) is back with a wonderful procedural one-page dungeon generator that produces detailed, surprisingly coherent quickie dungeons for your RPG runs (it’s an entry in the monthly challenge from /r/procedural generation).
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