Watch my zombies burn to death’ is not the sort of comment that you want to hear from your child, but sometimes the world of gaming just sneaks up on you in the kitchen.
While you’re baking, they’re annihilating a species. My 10-year-old has learned to wield remorseless power in the wonderful world of Minecraft, which teaches amazing spatial awareness and zombie breeding programmes alongside sheep genetics.
I wrote about the game when it was still in its infancy, before it moved on to the book aisle in Asda.
My daughter has grown up with it and I’m curious to see how it, and other games, will affect her development.
One thing is for sure, she won’t be scared of zombies come Halloween.