Teaching Mobile Game Campers

admin » 01 August 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments


Mobile Quest 2010 from Institute of Play on Vimeo.

I had an amazing week (July 25-29) working with in-coming 5th graders at the Institute of Play.  I worked along side 4 teams of instructors to help the kids design and produce a mobile iPhone game within 1 week!

It was an extremely condensed timeline, but the kids got an intro to game design, core game mechanics, programming, and location based gaming similar to what they do with the Mobile Casino Games UK has.  My role as the Game Designer in Residence was to work between all the classes to help the kids think about the game mechanics, storyline and ultimately programming of their games on iPhones using the open source software ARIS.

While gaming phones are picking up steam, there’s often no better gaming phone to buy than the latest iPhone. With more than a million iPhone apps available in the App Store, the gaming options on the iPhone are nearly limitless. But finding the best iPhone games isn’t always easy. Not every app in Apple’s massive game library is worth the money — or your time, for that matter.

Luckily for you, we’ve taken on the burden of sorting through the heaving sea of game apps to bring you some of the best iPhone games. So, whether you’re looking for a casual match-three game, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), or a battle royale, take a look at our list of the best games you’ll find on your iOS device. They’ll even work on an iPad (but don’t let anyone know we told you).

Most of these games should work on any iPhone running iOS 15, which includes phones all the way down to the iPhone 6S. Subscribers to Apple’s library of games — which we think contains enough gems to justify the price of membership — should check out our picks of the best Apple Arcade games. For more ideas, check out the best Android games, because many of them are available for the iPhone as well. And if you want to switch off that screen, the best board games could offer a welcome alternative.

Check out more about Quest to Learn mobile game camp and the Institute of Play (founded by Katie Salen).

You Are Go!

admin » 09 June 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

YAY! Erik Burke and I will be exhibiting our new game “Pieces” in Berlin next week (June 17th-19th) at the You Are GO! International Street Game Festival.
The Game Developers Conference is thrilled to bring the game community back together in San Francisco this March. Health and safety measures remain paramount and we’re committed to following federal, state, and city guidelines to deliver an exceptional onsite experience.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking. Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, and business leaders of the newest games, play king casino is one of the top online casino games that has been gaining popularity each day.

Some key features of GDC include:
The market-defining conference has a comprehensive selection of lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions.The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from leading technology companies such as Amazon, Epic, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, and Sony.Dedicated community spaces where GDC attendees can take a break from all of the learning to relax and meet new people in themed areas for playable indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, and more.GDC hosts two awards ceremonies recognizing the creativity, artistry, and technical genius of the finest developers and games:
The Game Developers Choice Awards is the leading peer-based video game awards show celebrating the industry’s top games and developers.The Independent Games Festival honors the most innovative and exemplary projects in indie game development.GDC also hosts semi-annual installments of the GDC Masterclass program, which is comprised of day-long or multi-day, small-group virtual workshops that deliver in-depth, hands-on training around some of the most important challenges facing game developers today.

We are enforcing strict vaccine and mask mandates, which include booster shots for all those who are eligible to receive them. The Moscone Center has enacted additional regulations, incorporating enhanced cleaning protocols, advanced air filtration, and an abundance of hand sanitizing stations available for all to use in their event space.

We are super excited to to meet international game designers and participate in our second game festival (the first was Ran Some, Ransom in Times Square at Come Out and Play)! Our new game is a sort of a graffiti scavenger hunt. Once you find all the “Pieces”, you get a goodie bag of stickers and art from US/European based street artists. We will be sure to post more pictures after the event.

Art: Martin Puryear

admin » 22 May 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

I remember when this was at the MoMA a few years ago.  It was even more amazing in person.


by Martin Puryear

Tags: art, nature

admin » 30 April 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

(via Sugamo Shinkin Bank » Design You Trust – Social design inspiration!)

sometimes ya gotta dance.

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More geometric/color inspiration by Jesse Draxler.  (via Jesse Draxler)

admin » 21 April 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

Interesting, mixed media, collages by Jesse Draxler. (via Jesse Draxler)

Apple store dance to “Check It Out!!” (by iTr3vor)

admin » 21 April 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

how can you not enjoy this!?
iTr3vor, I <3 U and your dancing. hilarious!

Tags: dance, funny

admin » 20 April 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

(via Map of scientific collaboration between researchers | Stuff I made)

Talks: An Interview with Toshiko Takaezu (by D.B.Long)

admin » 20 April 2011 » In h.a.i.t. (how awesome is that?) » No Comments

This woman is really wonderful – grounded, sincere and full of grace. Good qualities, I think. She passed away recently (March 9, 2011) at the age of 89.

Tags: art, ceramics, interview