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Wednesday, 24. March 2010 - 11:56

Before I forget: Jane McGonigal about gaming that can make a better world:

Tuesday, 23. March 2010 - 11:19

The Guardian about the problem with voice acting in games.

Thursday, 18. March 2010 - 19:18

Links

  • Minecraft – a game for creators: using simple tools and objects, one can build better tools. Presented in Java™ and Blocky View™.
  • GameLab – the game blog by most of my lecturers. More information about the Swiss game developer scene is required!

Media

  • Hitman
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS)
Monday, 15. March 2010 - 9:03

And in art today:

Mapping your life by Christoph Niemann – and showing by the way how we are used to Google’s way of creating maps these days. Very nicely done.

via Michael Freivogel

Monday, 15. March 2010 - 8:41

More on the monetization of games, following up yesterday’s post: Apparently Jesse Schell made some annotations to his famous speech about achviements. He sees different types of game designers:

  • the persuaders
  • the fulfillers
  • the artists
  • the humanitarians

All of those have different goals when creating games. And the persuader is the one that tries to get money out of it. More over at Play This Thing.

Saturday, 13. March 2010 - 20:48

Wow – if the people behind GameLab (supposedly most of my teachers) can keep up at the current rate of posts, they would have produced the most successful relaunch of a blog ever. Even if it’s just reposts as in this case.

Saturday, 13. March 2010 - 20:16

Look, I have found a rabbit hole!

Let's see if you can solve the riddle ...

It is indeed an ARG, even though it hardly conceals the fact that it is an ad for the movie Repo Men. The interesting part, though, is the fact that it replays what WIRED has tried some issues before: Setting the masses loose on four individuals that try to hide in the open.

Thursday, 11. March 2010 - 9:26

Just a bunch of links:

Seems like all those people have a lot of fun over there. Why am I not there as well? Damn.

Thursday, 11. March 2010 - 8:56

Did you see Panic’s status board?

Panic Status Board

The idea quickly grew beyond “Project Status”, and has become a hub of all sorts of internal Panic information. What you’re actually looking at is an internal-only webpage that updates frequently using AJAX which shows: