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Paperback | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
You are a paperback author trying to finish novels for your editor. Complete Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance or even the rare Best-Seller. Live the dream — and maybe pay the bills.

Word-building meets deck-building in the unique game Paperback. Players start with a deck of letter cards and wild cards. Each hand they form words, and purchase more powerful letters based on how well their word scored. Most letters have abilities that activate when they are used in a word, such as drawing more cards or double letter score. Players buy wilds to gain victory points. Variant included for cooperative play.
boardgames  gamelab  purchases 
3 days ago by basemaly
Hardware – Augmented Reality Sandbox
An AR Sandbox requires the following hardware components:
VR  gamelab  projects  geography  maps  hardware 
8 days ago by basemaly
The Game Is On for College Esports [#Infographic] - EdTech Magazine
Teams hit next-level play with fast networks, high-end graphics and high-performing hardware.
games  videogames  university  gamelab 
15 days ago by basemaly
Universities Invest in Esports Academic Opportunities - EdTech Magazine
Higher education institutions take a multifaceted approach to the sweeping popularity of competitive gaming.
games  videogames  university  gamelab 
15 days ago by basemaly
A groundswell of indie games is tackling issues AAA titles won't | WIRED UK
This article was first published in the September/October 2018 issue of WIRED magazine [UK]
ucla  gamelab  photo  me  wired  backpack 
5 weeks ago by gohai
Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships - The New York Times
‘The games that are competitively viable in the collegiate sphere have real depth, have deep levels of strategy, and require strategic teamwork.’
education  games  play  videogames  university  gamelab 
6 weeks ago by basemaly
MIT Game Lab | Exploring the Potential of Play
The MIT Game Lab brings together scholars, creators, and technologists to teach, conduct research, and develop new approaches for applied game design and construction. Our mission is to explore, educate, and engage the public by creating groundbreaking games, interactive online courses, and new applications to real world challenges.
gamelab  university  videogames  organization 
11 weeks ago by basemaly Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand. Learn To Code. Make Magic.: Toys & Games
Buy Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit - Build a Wand. Learn To Code. Make Magic.: Electronic Learning Toys - ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
gamelab  electronics  diy  programming  purchases 
11 weeks ago by basemaly
Pixelmash - Resolution-Independent Pixel Art Software for PC and Mac | Nevercenter
Pixelmash's resolution-independence lets you do really cool things... Like create animations using layer transforms rather than having to paint every frame pixel-by-pixel. Or make outlines, shading, and dithering easily adjustable by having them applied as layer effects. Or easily create different resolutions and color variants of the same image. Or convert photos or other hi-res artwork into pixel art using layer effects and the resolution slider.
design  videogames  art  gamelab 
11 weeks ago by basemaly
Gen Con 2018: Expert Tabletop Game Advice From Crowdfunding Creators | BackerKit
During Gen Con 2018, we hosted a panel called Engaging Your True Fans Between Projects featuring expert creators sharing advice and trading stories about their crowdfunding experience. Specifically, how to build your community and keep them engaged before, during, and after your you launch your Kickstarter project.
gamelab  publishing  crowdfunding  business  games 
august 2018 by basemaly
What Will Quantum Computer Games Be Like?
You’ve just booted up a game on a state-of-the-art quantum computer. You’re running 19 superconducting quantum bits on a processor held at near absolute zero. Anticipating its sheer power, you press start and...
research  gamelab  videogames  games  programming  quark  technology  Future 
august 2018 by basemaly
'Fog of Love': Spice up game night with this wild rom-com board game
'Fog of Love' is a smartly designed board game that has you role-playing your way through a rom-com of your own design.
boardgames  gamelab  purchases 
august 2018 by basemaly
A handy art assets guide for social media presence - Laura Bularca
This guide is a list and a pack of source files available on GitHub. The list is built in a way that can be easily imported into task distribution systems and/ or used as a checklist. The files pack is a bunch of .ai (vector graphics/ Illustrator) files with templates, so you can just pick that up and do your assets.
games  gamelab  videogames  assets  templates 
august 2018 by basemaly
Nintendo’s next Labo kit coming in Sept, looks like next-gen Pilotwings | Ars Technica
Drive, swim, fly with Nintendo's third crack at build-your-own cardboard-gaming toys.
gamelab  purchases  hardware  electronics  projects  diy 
july 2018 by basemaly
New Zealand Government Spends $150K To Create Video Game To Teach People How To Run a Business - Slashdot
The New Zealand government spent at least $150,000 to create a video game that shows people how to run their own business. It reportedly took 14 months and eight designers to create. NZ Herald reports: The Tycoon Game series, which consists of Restaurant Tycoon and Tech Tycoon, challenges players t...
games  business  innovation  gamelab  videogames  simulation 
july 2018 by basemaly
A Researcher Is Digging Up Largely Forgotten Queer Video Games
In the early 90s, two queer people in the Mission District of San Francisco made games about queer experiences. One was a fantasy role-playing game populated by gay characters, the other a lesbian adventure game. These two developers would never meet. It’s only now, through archival projects like LGBTQ Game Archive, that queer scholars have begun to piece together this history.
gamelab  videogames  diversity  games 
july 2018 by basemaly
Review of a cool Arduino-compatible prototyping platform: M5Stack / Boing Boing This summer, I am working as an intern at the company Switch Science in Tokyo, Japan. Switch Science creates electronics kits for people to build and learn from. They produce products that are enjoyable for kids in elementary school all the way up to adults interested in electronics. I have been working here for…
hardware  diy  electronics  gamelab 
july 2018 by basemaly
Upgrade Classic Controllers With These 8BitDo Wireless Kits
For five years, 8Bitdo has been creating near-perfect wireless clones of your favorite classic gamepads, improving the experience of emulating retro games on modern devices. But if near-perfect isn’t perfect enough for your discerning gaming tastes, the company is now selling kits that should make it dead easy to upgrade your original Nintendo and Sega controllers with Bluetooth, without requiring any electronics know-how, or soldering.
gamelab  electronics  diy 
july 2018 by basemaly
How Minecraft is helping kids fall in love with books | Books | The Guardian
Ever wanted to explore Treasure Island or pretend to be Robinson Crusoe? Minecraft is now being used to create an ‘immersive experience’ to engage reluctant readers – we see how it plays out
games  videogames  minecraft  books  gamelab  education 
july 2018 by basemaly

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