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. 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.
Check out more about Quest to Learn mobile game camp and the Institute of Play (founded by Katie Salen).
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.
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.
I remember when this was at the MoMA a few years ago. It was even more amazing in person.
by Martin Puryear
More geometric/color inspiration by Jesse Draxler. (via Jesse Draxler)
Interesting, mixed media, collages by Jesse Draxler. (via Jesse Draxler)
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.