This website provides you with activities for kids.GROW TOWER(GAME) (EYEZMAZE --FLASH GAME--)
The latest Grow game that I forgot to post earlier.
Yaaaaaay new Grow game! These things are just about my favorite flash games ever.Tales of the Rampant Coyote: The Black Triangle
In October of 1994, I’d just started as an honest-to-goodness videogame programmer at a small startup called SingleTrac – which later went on to fame and glory (but unfortunately not much in the way of fortune) with such titles as Warhawk, the Twisted Metal series, and the Jet Moto series. But at the time, the company was less than 20 employees in size and had only been officially in business for about a month. It was sometime in my first week – possibly my first or second day. In the main engineering room, there was a whoop and cry of success. Our company financial controller and acting HR lady, Jen, came in to see what incredible things the engineers and artists had come up with. Everyone was staring at a television set hooked up to a development box for the Sony Playstation. There, on the screen, against a single-color background, was a black triangle.
"We came to refer to certain types of accomplishments as 'black triangles.' These are important accomplishments that take a lot of effort to achieve, but upon completion you don’t have much to show for it."
Sometimes the big victories look pedestrian at first glance.
A great term for those things that take so much effort for seemingly little output.
Black Triangles. They're not just for programmers. (via merlin, via kottke)
sometimes I feel like I'm still trying to get that black triangle to show up...10 iPhone Games You Must Own | Game | Life from Wired.com
Latest list of games you must have if you own a iPhone/iTouch.
January 2009 01/2009Create a Crossword Puzzle!
Create a KId Crossword Puzzle!LÖVE - Free 2D Game Engine
Scratch for older kids?How To: Add Wi-Fi To Your Xbox 360 Smartly and Cheaply
Ever since video game consoles moved to optical discs manufacturers and users have battled over backups Manufacturers fear that ifLittleBigWorkshop.com
XBox immersive environment. Centre for Digital Media Masters program likely going to use with their collaborative design and problem solving sessions.Play Perfect Balance, a free online game on Kongregate
light and dark game
a neat puzzle game with an eraserhead-like feel.
Very minimalistic and surreal black and white side scrolling puzzle game with a unique feel. Carry balls of light to the exit.
Awesome. A puzzle game about carrying you're own space exploration with your avatar, creating reality around youLucasArts Posters - LucasForums
LucasArts Posters is discussed at LucasForums - General Discussion
I need to get a print!
Monkey island posters!desktopgaming
great wallpapersEverything you know about ARGs is WRONG
millions of blog entries: that no one will read apart from five people
Ding! Correct! This, right here, is why I have never played an ARG. And why I would love to get paid to write one.
a hilarious, soul-searching talk by Dan Hon of ARG development company Six to Start at the Let's Change The Game conference held in December 2008.Monopoly Repackaging | Andy Mangold
Monopoly, in spite being the classiest of all board games, unfortunately is packaged just as boringly and uncreatively as every other garbage board game on the shelves. So, I decided to repackage it... turning the class up to 11.
nice redesign of monopoly packagingFriday Fun: DesktopGaming has Killer Retro Gaming Wallpapers
teaching software siteTeaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain
If you want to introduce your kids to programming, there are MANY different ways to do it. If you want to go down this road, Google is your friend. It is amazing how much stuff is out there. Just start looking, try different things with your kids, and see what works for you. It can be a lot of fun.JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template
JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.
Jeopardy Labs lets you build a Jeopardy game board without the use of Power Point! All that you have to do to start is enter a password so that others can’t edit your game. Then it is as simple as titling it, typing in categories and then entering questions and answers.How to become an iPhone developer in eight easy steps | Technology | guardian.co.uk
king on a new game ("My next project involves airborne sheep, but I'm afraid that's all I can share at the moment"). You could be next…. Useful links Stuart VarraWelcome to KENKEN™!
Math objectivesOrioto's deviantART gallery
Classic video games repainted to see what they'd look like with modern day graphics.
Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.Friday Fun: Absolutely Amazing Video Game Remake Wallpapers
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Can't guarantee the originality - but nice execution!
te an obYouTube - Escape From City 17 - Part One
you HAVE to watch this in HD. This is amazing!!!!!!
The Escape From City 17 short film series is an adaptation based on the Half Life computer game saga by Valve Corporation. Originally envisioned as a project to test out numerous post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi part series. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500.
Great video that captures the feel of Half-Life.
This is part one in a series of shorts entitled Escape From City 17. They're all based on Half Life. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500.The 20 Best Free PC Games - Gaming by ExtremeTech
There are loads of free PC games out there, but many of them aren't worth your time. These will have you hooked for hours.VAN FUCKIN HALEN
building the game step by stThe Pac-Man Dossier
Sehr interessante Abhandlung über die Mechanik des Spiels „Pac Man“.
This web page is dedicated to providing Pac-Man players of all skill levels with the most complete and detailed study of the game possible. New discoveries found during the research for this page in December 2008 have allowed for the clearest view yet of the actual ghost behavior and pathfinding logic used by the game.
[everything you may not know about PacMan]Physics Games - online physics-based games
A cool 2D port of the game. I must say its a bit less nauseating than the full game
Nice 2D version of the 3D videogame by EA.Arcade game
Retro arcade game for WatchmenКлавогонки
multiplayer online casual gamingSage Business IQ - Train Your Business Brain
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schätzen lassen, wie alt man istThe 20 Best Free PC Games - Gaming by ExtremeTech
Hey, times are tough. Games are expensive. What are you going to do, stop playing them? Hah! You can give your credit card a break and still stay up until 2am yelling at your computer monitor if you just know where to find all the best free PC games. Of course, the Web is a front of free entertainment. There are more lame flash games out there than you could possibly catalogue, and even a few really great ones. A Google search for "free games" will take you to any number of portals where you can play ad-supported flash games, or even awesome paid flash games like Robokill.
Some decent picks. I ended up playing Dyson for like 6hours after i read this. Worth browsing.Pinky Dinky Doo
Games, videos, story podcasts and prntables. Pinky Dinky Doo harnesses the power of television, print, and interactive media to promote reading and imaginative storytelling.Zen Bound from Secret Exit
a meditative exercise (in 3D)
Click here for YouTube video
"A calm and meditative game of wrapping rope around wooden sculptures."
iPhone game looks pretty sweet
Beautiful game meets meditative puzzle. Easily worth the $5.Gamasutra - 1500 Archers on a 28.8: Network Programming in Age of Empires and Beyond
This paper explains the design architecture, implementation, and some of the lessons learned creating the multiplayer (networking) code for the Age of Empires 1 & 2 games; and discusses the current and future networking approaches used by Ensemble Studios in its game engines.Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » Evolution of game controllers
Página de juegos clásicos para pasar el rato.GotGame Rogue: In Game Web Browser
Navegador web para videojuegos
World of Wacraft In Game BrowserMulti Theft Auto | Index
Multi Theft Auto (MTA) is an open-source software project that adds full on-line gaming support to Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC game, in which this functionality is not originally found. It is the first open-source modification that adds a highly customizable network play element to a commercial closed-source single-player PC game.
Multi Theft Auto (MTA) is an open-source software project that adds a full multiplayer network play functionality to Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA:SA), in which this network play element is not originally found. It is one of the very few modifications to incorporate an extendable open-source network play element into a closed-source single-player PC game.29 business models for games « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
Pretty good list of options for burgeoning game developers.Main Page - FAS Virtual Worlds Almanac
Explore virtual worlds
This site provides a good roster of existing and still in development virtual worlds. It provides mechanisms for listing them by type, purpose, platform etc.
This is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable guide to virtual worlds.
wiki of virtual worlds - lists and attributesThe BEST FREE games to play this holiday | GamesRadar
This shit is trippy.Chrome Experiments - Home
Create music with balls and linesSuper Nintendo Sound Clips, Audio Bites and Quotes on Entertonement
A collection of audio samples from Super Nintendo games and hardware.Pearl Jam Ten Game
This can't be as hard as I'm making it.
Solve the Pearl Jam Ten Game puzzle to preview Pearl Jam music from the Pearl Jam 10 reissue.The Librarian's Guide to Gaming :: An Online Toolkit :: A Brief History of Gaming in Libraries
how gaming is good practice for collaboration, strategy, etc.
History, tools and a bit more info on the possibilities of gaming within the library.OnLive: The Future of Video Games
cloud computing online games, no need for latest gaming computer, gaming for the mass market arena
Tag: : The Future of Video Games
OnLive: The Future of Video GamesToy Theater - Home
"The PushButton Engine is an open-source game engine and framework that's designed for a new generation of games. This game engine helps you spend less time with code conventions and more time designing fun experiences."
PushButton Game Engine is a Flash game engine using components, with a strong community and component store. The Flash game engine is created by Push
The PushButton Engine is an open-source game engine and framework that's designed for a new generation of games. This game engine helps you spend less time with code conventions and more time designing fun experiences.
An open-source game engine allowing people to program games themselves
Pushbutton Game Engine: an open-source game engine and framework6 Twitter Games To Make Tweeting Fun
Awesome twitter games!
will try these games laterWolfenstein 3D Classic
Developer details the process for putting the full version of the original game on the iPhone
Joy! Wolfenstein 3D has come to the iPhone. I'm playing and loving it. Here's an amazingly detailed article from John Carmack on the design process.
I had been frustrated for over a year with the fact that we didn't have any iPhone development projects going internally at Id. I love my iPhone, and I think the App Store is an extremely important model for the software business. Unfortunately, things have conspired against us being out early on the platform.Monopoly Killer: Perfect German Board Game Redefines Genre
'One of the driving factors in Settlers—and one of the secrets to its success—is that nobody has reliable access to all five resources. This means players must swap cards to get what they need, creating a lively and dynamic market, which works like any other: If ore isn't rolled for several turns, it becomes more valuable. "Even in this tiny, tiny microcosm of life, scarcity leads to higher prices, and plenty leads to lower prices," says George Mason University economist Russ Roberts, who uses Settlers to teach his four children how free markets work. Wheeling and dealing turns out to be an elegant solution to one of the big problems plaguing Monopoly—sitting idle while other players take their turns. Since every roll of the dice in Settlers has the potential to reap a new harvest of resource cards, unleash a flurry of negotiations, and change the balance of the board, every turn engages all the players. "The secret of Catan is that you have to bargain and sometimes whine."'
In 1991, Klaus Teuber was well on his way to becoming one of the planet's hottest board game designers. Teuber (pronounced "TOY-burr"), a dental technician living with his wife and three kids in a white row house in Rossdorf, Germany, had created a game a few years earlier called Barbarossa and the Riddlemaster, a sort of ur-Cranium in which players mold figures out of modeling clay while their opponents try to guess what the sculptures represent. The game was a hit, and in 1988 it won the Spiel des Jahres prize—German board gaming's highest honor. Winning some obscure German award may not sound impressive, but in the board game world the Spiel des Jahres is, in fact, a very, very big deal. Germans, it turns out, are absolutely nuts about board games. More are sold per capita in Germany than anywhere else on earth.
Settlers of Catan, SiedlersEasy AI with Python (#115) - PyCon 2009 - Chicago - A Conference for the Python Community
Survey several basic AI techniques implemented with short, open-source Python code recipes. Appropriate for educators and programmers who want to experiment with AI and apply the recipes to their own problem domains. For each technique, learn the basic operating principle, discuss an approach using Python, and review a worked out-example. We'll cover database mining using neural nets, automated categorization with a naive Bayesian classifier, solving popular puzzles with depth-first and breath-first searches, solving more complex puzzles with constraint propagation, and playing a popular game using a probing search strategy.
Probably the most beautiful code I have ever seen. Lovely algorithms in elegant style. "Survey several basic AI techniques implemented with short, open-source Python code recipes. Appropriate for educators and programmers who want to experiment with AI and apply the recipes to their own problem domains. For each technique, learn the basic operating principle, discuss an approach using Python, and review a worked out-example. We'll cover database mining using neural nets, automated categorization with a naive Bayesian classifier, solving popular puzzles with depth-first and breath-first searches, solving more complex puzzles with constraint propagation, and playing a popular game using a probing search strategy."
Some AI examples made in Python. Discusses the AI techniques and the code.Welcome to CoinOpVideogames.com - Classic Arcade Sounds
Classic Arcade Sounds
Someone having the idea of recording audio at arcades is pretty rad, but having the tapes survive from as far back as 1982 is even better. I could sit all day and listen to this. Some people listen to whale sounds to relax and focus, arcade background noise does it for me apparently. Someone needs to do this for pinball machines.
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via http://www.my-os.net/blog/Kids.Net.Au - Search engine for kids, children, parents, educators and teachers - Searching sites designed for kids that are child safe. Includes a Thesaurus, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Toy Store.
Search engine for kids, children, parents, educators and teachers - Searching sites designed for kids that are child safe. Includes a Thesaurus, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Toy Store.
Kid sites and info good for kids and educatorsFun 4 The Brain - educational games for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, science and english
instruction on your kidsDeepLeap: The Fast-Paced Time-Wasting Word Game!
like scrabble but with a time limit and disappearing tiles
Points: 639 - Multiplier: 1.7x, bitches! http://deepleap.org/
Scrabble/boggle... word game
The Fast-Paced Time-Wasting Word GameBrokenPictureTelephone.com - The Game of Miscommunication
this is sooo funny to read!!!!
web game: telephone w/pictionary
Broken Picture Telephone is a game similar to the childhood game of Broken Telephone - the game in which children sit in a circle, and whisper a sentence or phrase in a circle. If you've ever played the game, you know that very quickly hilarity ensues. Broken Picture Telephone is the web-incarnation of that old children's game, with a slight variation in how it's played. Rather than whispering words to strangers around the internet, the game alternates between words and drawings.Qimo 4 Kids | Software For Kids
The highly advanced id Tech 3 engine and free indie game project
XreaL The highly advanced id Tech 3 engine and free indie game project XreaL will be a non-commercial multiplayer only first person shooter based on a heavily modified Quake 3 Arena engine (id Tech 3). The aim is to push the rendering technology until it can be compared with current commercial titles and then to produce a playable Total Conversion.Scarygirl
Good flash game
This flash game combines platforming, adventure, puzzle and arcade style elements. 14 levels of gameplay.
Another highly-anticipated-by-me game launch announcement! This letter is a little shorter, though. From my inbox: "The Scarygirl game is officially online and free to play! Visit http://www.scarygirl.com/ ¶ "Please spread the word and enjoy"シムシティーの仕組み
ウィルライトがあかすシムシティSarien.net - Instant adventure gaming
police quest !!
Sarien.net is the portal for reliving classic Sierra On-Line adventure games, multiplayer, in your browser.
Welcome to Sarien.net, the portal for reliving the classic Sierra On-Line adventure games. With its focus on instant fun and a unique multiplayer experience, Sarien.net hopes to win new gamers' hearts and promote the adventure game genre.Tenement Museum | From Ellis Island to Orchard Street with Victoria Confino
ages 9 and up
How to make a passportTop Educational Websites For Children That Are Fun | MakeUseOf.com
You loved your classic NES so much you would blow the cartridges for hours on end just to play. Now you can play those same wonderful games online for free.Chrome Experiments - Browse - Most Recent
ultrastardeluxe.orgSadlier-Oxford :: Vocabulary
Konami Code Sites
Facebook's is awesome
up up, down down... you know the restFind Country - Improve your geography knowledge
Cool game for finding countries!101 Free Games 2009: The Best Free Games on the Web from 1UP.com
Charlie Stross waxes on the future of gaming from the perspectives of technological progress, social change, and you. "I don't want to predict what we end up with in 2020 in terms of raw processing power; I'm chicken, and besides, I'm not a semiconductor designer. But while I'd be surprised if we didn't get an order of magnitude more performance out of our CPUs between now and then — maybe two — and an order of magnitude lower power consumption — I don't expect to see the performance improvements of the 1990s or early 2000s ever again. The steep part of the sigmoid growth curve is already behind us. Now that I've depressed you, let's look away from the hardware for a minute... Let's consider the consequences of ubiquitous terabit per second wireless data. The quiet game-changing process underneath the radar is going to be the collision between the development of new user interfaces and the build-out of wireless technologies."
Charles Stross predicts the future of technology and gamingPrairieMod: Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Sets
I really thought this was a joke.
A very exciting day for LEGO enthusiasts, the company has announced a Frank Lloyd Wright Series to their new division, LEGO Architecture. The division will also feature other works from around the world and different architects. I shed a tear today wishing this division had existed in my youth. /AMCGnome Stew, the Game Mastering Blog
the Game Mastering Blog
PPlay Splitter, a free online game on Kongregate
Check out the physics engine for this game! Very lifelike!Dice-O-Matic hopper and elevator - GamesByEmail
Dice rolling machine. Very cool.
awesome random number generator. felt it deserved to be in my "randomness" bookmarks. via simonwX-Ray Funnies - a set on Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.Pick the Perp
a place where you try to guess who's the criminal for a crime
via AF identify which of these people committed the crime in question. funny/horrible
Match the mugshot to the crimeFreshBrain
games for fw student life
At the core of FreshBrain is an open and free web site freshbrain.org that provides teens with the opportunity to explore, engage, and create through activities and projects. FreshBrain takes advantage of the latest technologies, such as web conferencing and social networking, to provide a very progressive environment where teens can complete activities and work together on projects. This experience is enhanced with Advisors, available to support and mentor teens who are working on projects, with the intention of increasing the likelihood of success. Providing the latest tools in technology, and a social interactive networking environment, has enabled teens to explore, create, and share with others. A result of pulling these two key online arenas together into one solution has enabled FreshBrain to attract teens comfortable with technology and communicating online. Creations from FreshBrain users range from music videos to logo designs.
An awesome resource for how-tos in technology and exploration online. It is geared towards teens, but why can't teachers use it for quick lessons for themselves or their class?
Technology for students
At the core of FreshBrain is an open and free web site freshbrain.org that provides teens with the opportunity to explore, engage, and create through activities and projects. FreshBrain takes advantage of the latest technologies, such as web conferencing and social networking, to provide a very progressive environment where teens can complete activities and work together on projects. This experience is enhanced with Advisors, available to support and mentor teens who are working on projects, with the intention of increasing the likelihood of success. In addition, FreshBrain provides teens with tools and training in the latest technologies to complete these projects.W I N D O S i L L
this is so awesome <3
vector parkのPatrick Smith作
A downloadable game from Vectorpark.Order in the Library v4.0
Student Librarian activity. Brillant!
Library Helper game
Good assessment or training for library helpers
Shelving practiceTypingWeb - Online Typing Tutor
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Online Typing Tutor
tutorial on line para aprender tipeo (dactilografia)Mad Libs Official Website » Fun Stuff
Holy cow. This is an amazing animation for the opening cinematic on the upcoming Beatles for Rockband. Side note - I will be purchasing.
Man, I'm getting serious Norwegian Wood for the new Beatles version of Rock Band...
©2009 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Beatles: Rock Band developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. The Beatles is a trademark of Apple Corps Ltd. ‘Apple’ and the ‘Apple logo’ are exclusively licensed to Apple Corps ltd. Harmonix, Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
Abertura The Beatles Rockbandflixel
"flixel is a completely free collection of Actionscript 3 files that helps organize, automate, and optimize Flash games; an object-oriented framework that lets anyone create original and complex games with thousands of objects on screen in just a few hours, without using any of the Flash libraries."
Halp! How mak gaems? flixel is not intended to be used with the Flash IDE, since it is a
completely free collection of Actionscript 3 files that helps organize, automate, and optimize Flash games; an object-oriented framework that lets anyone create original and complex games with thousands of objects on screen in just a few hours, without using any of the Flash libraries.The Beatles Rock Band
this actually looks pretty goodPlay Nano War, a free online game on Kongregate
Succeed in the war of the tiniest.2D Boy: I love you, 2D Boy! » Blog Archive » Rapid Prototyping Framework
game prototyping frameworkDirectory of Educational Resources on the Web
this bookmark brought from the different place.Are downloads really killing the music industry? Or is it something else? | Technology | guardian.co.uk
The music industry does like to insist that filesharing - aka illegal downloading - is killing the industry: that every one of the millions of music files downloaded each day counts as a
David Lammy, minister for intellectual property, said: "Illegal downloading robs our economy of millions of pounds every year and seriously damages business and innovation throughout the UK. "It is something that needs tackling, and we are serious about doing so." Well, up to a point, minister. Ben Goldacre took apart the rather dodgy calculations behind the claims on Saturday. But it left me wondering. Why does the music industry persist in saying that every download is a lost sale? If you even think about it, it can't be true. People - even downloaders - only have a finite amount of money. In times gone by, sure, they would have been buying vinyl albums. But if you stopped them downloading, would they troop out to the shops and buy those songs? I don't think so. I suspect they're doing something different. I think they're spending the money on something else.
Yes, downloaders aren't spending money on the music industry, and in that way they are hurting it. But I'd argue that the true volume of "lost" sales is nowhere near the claims made. Assume that music couldn't be copied (as many games can't). I don't think that the volume of music sales would equate to all those downloads. At best, it would be £600m larger.FAST GAMES - Little Wheel
sort of a game, more of a kind of interactive animation. very stylishCC - Games > The Space Game
Construct a well-fortified space station and mine asteroids.Academic Vocabulary Games
Use these PowerPoint games and the game cards to provide students an opportunity to practice and review new vocabulary.
A bunch of PowerPoint templates (Jeopardy, Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune)Alice and Kev
"This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job promotions or easy cash routes."
Brilliant experiment about Alice and Kev, two homeless characters created in Sims 3. It makes me want to try out Sims 3 for myself and create my own characters.Grumpy Gamer Stuff and Things and Monkey Island
Grumpy Gamer Stuff and Things
Ron Gilbert plays the original Monkey Island for the first time in 15 years and shares his thoughts.
About a year and a little more ago, as I began designing the uber-awesome DeathSpank at Hothead Games, I played all the way through The Secret of Monkey Island to refresh myself on the puzzles and dialog. I know this will come as a shock to many of you, but I don't spend my evenings playing through Monkey Island. It's probably been 15 years since I sat down and really played it. Much like the experience of watching the Maniac Mansion Speed Run, it bought back a lot of memories and little tid-bits of facts, so I started keeping notes and in celebration of all things Monkey Island, I thought I'd share them
The Making of Monkey Island, by creator Ron GilbertA List Apart: Articles: Managing Werewolves
y or may not want to reveal themselves as the Seer, a.k.a. Werewolf Enemy Number One). It’s not much to
We kill the quiet ones cause they aren't helping.
This was an amusing, insightful... overall a good read.25 awesome Cross-platform games you can download for free
The title says it all
25 awesome Cross-platform games you can download for freeJiggmin.com - Effing Hail
Nicely-designed flash game.
Here's some creative game design. You're an updraft, and you have to keep hailstones in the air while they grow big enough to cause more severe property damage.BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Solar System Jigsaw
Science & Nature
Good for my unit on the heavensTop 45 Unusual Stylish Super Mario Brothers Artworks | The Design Inspiration
mario brothers art
Blog com ilustras, inspirações para design e artigosCircle the Cat ~ Grandma Faith's
a good one..not very difficut..but mind you not a cake walk as well :)
fun simple game
Thanks for this Kat - I was going to do some work todayInteractive Sites for Smartboard Use – Grades K - 5 - Oak Street Elementary School - Plattsburgh City School District
These Grades K - 5 links are set up by various content/curriculum areas.
– Grades K - 5 - Oak Street Elementary School - Plattsburgh City School District - organised into subject areas.La realidad alterna (muy bueno) - Friki.net
Bueno Gente, este es un post un poco raro. pero me gusto la idea!... como quien salir un poco de la realidad jejeje Casi todos los trabajos son Fan
Figuras Anime de interes general..ジャンル別ゲームの作り方とアルゴリズムまとめ - Logic Edge
ゲームの作り方とアルゴリズムをジャンル別にまとめてみました。ゲーム制作や、プログラミングの勉強用にご活用ください。言語別ゲームプログラミング制作講座一覧もあわせてお読みください。Official Gmail Blog: So, you want to be a Gmail ninja?
Com essas dicas, você com certeza irá limpar sua caixa de entrada do Gmail muito mais rapidamente, estou aplicando e está dando muito certo!
I don't know, do I?
share with ccv publicityBill the Lizard: Programming and Logic Puzzles
Peter: I sit in a cubicle and I update bank software for the 2000 switch. Joanna: What's that? Peter: Well see, they wrote all this bank software, and, uh, to save space, they used two digits for the date instead of four. So, like, 98 instead of 1998? Uh, so I go through these thousands of lines of code and, uh... it doesn't really matter. I uh, I don't like my job, and, uh, I don't think I'm gonna go anymore.*
das puzzles to enlimber the programming mindMusical Mysteries
Exactly what the title implies.www.pinsane.com PINORAMA: - michael_jackson_arcade_entry.xml Panoramic Picture
This is a virtual tour of the arcade section of the "Collection of the King of Pop", the Michael Jackson Exhibition held on April 19-25, 2009. It should be noted that these interactive panoramas were not taken at the Neverland Ranch; rather they were lensed at the Beverly Hills display area of the auction site. On December 10 2008 Julien's Auctions announced the sale of over 2000 pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia. Jackson had contracted with the auction house to removed the items from the foreclosed Neverland Ranch. It took 30 men and 10 semi-trucks over 3 months to remove the items from Neverland. Subsequently, Jackson had a change of heart and on March 4th sued Julien's to prevent the sale of his property. The Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in April 3rd that the sale could go on, but in a settlement announced on April 14th the auction was cancelled and converted into a twelve day public exhibition of the collection after which it was returned to Jackson.AndroLib, Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phone, HTC Dream, HTC Magic etc...
Find all applications and games available in the Android Market
Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phone, HTC Dream, HTC Magic etc...Playing History
Test di abilità delle Forze Armate Svedesi. Ben fatto, in Flash. In inglese. (Ma qualcuno mi dica: le Forze Armate svedesi fanno spesso cose così belle?)Lost Garden: Flash Love Letter (2009) Part 1
Over the past couple months, I've spent a bit of time looking at Flash gaming on web portals like Kongregate and Newgrounds. There are over 14,000 games spread across 30,000 portals with hundreds of new games coming out every month. The output alone is amazing. Let me cut to the chase. I think that you, Flash game developers, are some of the most talented and inspirational people working today in game development. Your passion for building games burns so incredibly brightly. Your ability to quickly make and distribute games is second to none. You hold immense potential to transform the future of games.
Ads are a really crappy revenue source For a recent game my friend Andre released, 2 million unique users yields around $650 from MochiAds. This yields an Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of only $0.000325 per user. Even when you back in the money that sponsors will pay, I still only get an ARPU of $0.0028 per user. In comparison, a MMO like Puzzle Pirates makes about $0.21 per user that reaches the landing page (and $4.20 per user that registers) What this tells me is that other business models involving selling games on the Internet are several orders of magnitude more effective at making money from an equivalent number of customers. When your means of making money is 1/100th as efficient as money making techniques used by other developers, maybe you've found one big reason why developers starve when they make Flash games.
In order to understand why this promising game platform is such a surprising dissapointment, we'll look at Flash games from three perspectives: * Chapter 2 - Making money: How do Flash developers currently make money. * Chapter 3 - Generating value: How Flash developers currently create 'valuable' game for their players? * Chapter 4 - Reaching customers: How developers currently reach their players. * Chapter 5 - Premium Flash games as a service: A mental model for understanding the new world of web gaming.Games@NOAA
online games re ecology, recycling, oceans, etc.
games to help Oscar the otter protect his environmentSMART Board Games | PBS KIDS
Collection of interactive SMART Board games for educators on PBS KIDS. Students will enjoy participating in these collaborative, fun and engaging experiences, while exploring curriculum from trusted programs such as Curious George, Super Why and Arthur. Like our programs, all of our games are age-appropriate and vetted by educators.
this is a very good tol to have in your classroom.80 Absolutely Beautiful Video Game Wallpapers | Wallpapers
Kongregate free online game Street Fighter 2 CE - Official version by Gametap. /!!\ COMBOS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING (?) BUTTON (at the top right).... Play Street Fighter 2 CEThe Game Crafter - Your game REALIZED - Home
Looks interesting - how can I hack it ?
open source game
.Wolfenstein 3D for iPhone
hey, what can I say.
review of the source code of Wolfenstein for iPhoneThe Game Crafter - Your game REALIZED - Home
website where you can publish your own game
Print-on-demand comes to game making. Quite a cool resource for rapid prototyping.
They make boardgames that you design.
self publishing site for diy board games
It is time you took that game you created and publish it.Christopher M. Park - Blog: Designing Emergent AI, Part 1: An Introduction
もういい加減食傷気味ではあるけど、出来がいいので念のため。ピコピコ系ネットレーベル「プテロダクティル・スクワッド」が現在ネット上で無料配布している、「ウィーザー」のチップチューン・カバー・アルバム。単純にゲーム・ボーイの音とかってすごく興奮するけど、私にとっては完全に「Sa・Ga」の刷り込みでしかないw。最近の子ってこういうの全然違う角度で聞いてるんだろうな。つまり私らが、ちょっと上の世代のいわゆる「芝浦ゴールド系ディスコ信仰」とか「ガンダム原理主義」を見てる感覚と近いのかも。イイのは認めるけど……的なw。Pocket God offers case study of how to build a hit iPhone game | VentureBeat
and that stroke of luck propelled them to the top. Not to take anything away from their hard work, but lots of devs out there are working just as hard on games that are reviewed as well or better.7 Very fun games that are actually good for your brain
From the simple to the intricate, geometry is an inescapable part of graphics programming.Foursquare: Why It May Be the Next Twitter
Foursquare is by no means the first location-based social network to help you connect with friends using GPS via your mobile device. In fact, Brightkite was one of the first companies to really make a splash, combining location sharing, friend connections, and Twitter-like streams to create a photo and status update feed for your check-in history, and placestreams for each location. [Next Twitter? or NBT ?]
Eine gute Erklärung von Foursquare, einem Local Social Networking Spiel (oder so). Eine tolle Idee zum location based gaming/ location based ecommerce.Rule-Based Programming in Interactive Fiction
madmen avatar maker
Lovely little bit of viral marketingAchron - Time Travel is Coming
time travel RPG game? this is very interesting
World's first meta-time strategy game
Hazardous Software's Achron, meta-time strategy game: a real-time strategy game with freeform time travel, where players and units can jump to and play at different times simultaneously and independently.
time travel game
the world's first meta-time strategy game, a real-time strategy game where players and units can jump to and play at different times simultaneously and independentlyDie Fail Whale: Have You Played?
Die Fail Whale is a free social gaming utility for killing fail whales in real-time.
Shooting gallery featuring the Twitter fail whaleMATH TOOL CHEST - ONLINE
A free site of math games for many concepts with many choices. Interesting and not boring resources!
good range of online resources to use as teaching resources in the numeracy area includes a spiner, tablesstuff, place value, pattern blocks etc.
Great tools - Place value, patterns, number lines, counters etc.
Eleven mathematics games and activities written in English and Spanish. The games and activities are designed for learning about the basics of mathematics including graphs, fractions, and money.The 15 Games You Need For Your New iPhone (pg. 01) | Offworld
Yet another list of games.Mario AI Competition 2009
Hell yeahRed Remover :: Silvergames.com
Flash physics game. Remove the red blocks without letting the green ones fall off screen.
Kids might enjoy this physics based puzzle game.NFG's Arcade Font Tool
Arcade font engine.Play Pixel, a free online game on Kongregate
Kongregate free online game Pixel - These puny pixels can pack quite a punch!. Play Pixel
A fun game, nice relaxing music.
nice sjov shooter, MANGE pixels på skærmen på samme tid :) spil med en rigtig mus
KongregateGizmodo - Giz Explains: How to Choose the Right Graphics Card - Graphics Cards
Whether you're buying a new computer, building your own or upgrading an old one, the process of choosing a new graphics card can be daunting. Integrated graphics solutions—the kind that come standard with many PCs—have trouble playing games from three years ago, let alone today, and will put you at a disadvantage when future technologies like GPGPU computing, which essentially uses your graphics card as an additional processor, finally take hold. On top of all this, we're in the middle of a price dip—it's objectively a great time to buy. (Assuming you're settled on a desktop. Ahem.) The point is, you'll want to make the right choice. But how?
There are plenty of great graphics cards out there, no matter what you're looking for. Thing is, the odds are seemingly stacked against you ever finding the right one. It doesn't have to be that hard.
"You're looking for a card that is a) an option on whatever system you're buying and b) can handle the game well—at a high resolution and high texture quality—which, generally speaking, is a comfortable 60 frames per second." Great overview. I didn't know that 60 fps was considered a minimum these days.Play Multitask, a free online game on Kongregate
So, you think you can multitask?
This game is rad.
this is the most exciting game ever. no. really.
"Think you can handle multiple games at once? See just how coordinated you are."Mindcipher: Challenge Yourself...
れべるたけぇー。National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com
Geography jigsaw puzzles
These challenge players to assemble the continents as quickly as they can. There are puzzles based on every continent. The puzzles are based on political and physical maps. In all there are twenty-three puzzles.
National Geographic's Atlas Jigsaw Puzzles challenge players to assemble the continents as quickly as they can. There are puzzles based on every continent. The puzzles are based on political and physical maps. In all there are twenty-three puzzles. National Geographic's Atlas Jigsaw Puzzles could be a fun way for students to sharpen their knowledge of world geography one puzzle at a time.
a collection of jigsaw puzzles for maps and atlas.. from nat geo.http://kylegabler.com/WorldOfGooSoundtrack/
Thank you to everyone who emailed asking about a World of Goo Soundtrack. This is probably as close to an "official" soundtrack I'll ever make for the game World of Goo.Johnny Holland - It’s all about interaction » Blog Archive » The iPhone is Not Easy to Use: A New Direction for UX Design
iPhones fly off the shelves despite being difficult to learn. Why? Because they let you do what it says you can do and they make you happy while you do it. This proves that my job as a user experience designer has evolved rather than simply changed. While it’s still my responsibility to prevent things from sucking, now it’s also my responsibility to add a little playfulness. As Kim Goodwin said in her Interaction09 keynote, we have a limited window in which to prove how valuable design can be to business. There are three ways in which user experience designers can learn to incorporate play into the systems they design. Experience and Research Play You can’t build playfulness into your designs without experiencing playfulness yourself. Play games and pay attention to what makes them fun. For example, the only rule in the card game Fluxx is that the rules constantly change. Completing a level in Peggle gives you the “Ode to Joy,” rainbows, unicorns, and fireworks!
Very thorough and insightful article about the direction of UI and UX in software. This is about the iPhone, but the lessons are universally applicable.
To some extent, you need not make things not suck if you can make them fun. The Mary Poppins Principle as a new model for user experience design.
Software user interfaces as games, with focus on iPhone usability.30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play | GeekDad | Wired.com
When I was a kid, we played outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of our free time. We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of today’s modern technologies. Listed below are some no-tech games that you may have enjoyed as a kid. I sure did. Some can be done indoors. Some can be done by yourself or with just one friend. But most of them are best when done outside with a group of people. Also, most of these games can be changed or improved by making up your own rules. Use your imagination!Hack Your Wii for Homebrew without Twilight Princess - Wii - Lifehacker
Bummed because you've got a new Wii and the Twilight Princess hack won't work on it? Have an older Wii but you don't want to buy Twilight Princess just to install Homebrew? Try the free and easy bannerbomb exploit.Wired.com Reports: How Game Design Can Revolutionize Everyday Life
"It's exactly like a leaderboard in a game, where you want to have the bragging right of being on top, so you work harder at getting better," says Steffen Walz, a game theorist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Walz says governments worldwide are hiring designers to create games that encourage healthier behavior; he himself is creating one, where teenagers will run around their city with GPS-equipped mobile phones, unlocking prizes by visiting different locations.
using rewards & tracking to encourage everyday behaviours
"Games create drama and excitement," as Jane McGonigal, one of the leading thinkers in the field, told the crowd at this year's O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. "We've done that for years with videogames, and now we can apply that thinking to the rest of life."
Every employee is given virtual tokens — say, 100 a week, — that they can attach to e-mail they write. If you really want someone to read a message now, you attach a lot of tokens, and the message pops up higher in your correspondent's Outlook inbox. Reeves figured this would encourage people to send less e-mail: Those who are parsimonious would wind up with lots of tokens, which means when they really have something to say, they can load it up with tokens and make sure it'll get through. Sure enough, that's what happened. When a work group at IBM tried out Attent, messages with 20 tokens attached were 52 percent more likely to be quickly opened than normal. E-mail overload ceased to be a problem.Offworld Gallery: The games factory, how Mario, Tetris, Sonic, Pong were made | Offworld
I've already highlighted some of the excellent photography in the latest issue of France's games/fashion mag Amusement, but this one's even more special: a series of photographs from the magazine's Made of Myth feature, in which photographer Marc Da Cunha Lopes ("aisakie") shows us the factory work behind the most iconic games of the past few decades: the smelting of Sonic's rings, the chiseling of the 1-Up mushroom, and the rubber-pressed rebounding blocks of Arkanoid.Gamasutra - Features - Dirty Coding Tricks
[When the schedule is shot and a game needs to ship, programmers may employ some dirty coding tricks to get the game out the door. In an article originally published in Gamasutra sister publication Game Developer magazine earlier this year, here are nine real-life examples of just that.]
ith a rotated camera at level start -- the other two platforms we
More tricks described in the comments!YouTube - 8-bit trip
Watch this laterbartbonte
A cross between Boggle and Tetris
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OMGPOP is the #1 place to play free multiplayer games with your friends. Our multiplayer games have been played over 100 million times!YouTube - The Guild - Do You Wanna Date My Avatar
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VictorFree Kids Games, Coloring & Jigsaw Puzzles for Children
PreK-Kindergarten reading and math games
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A site for English instructors and English teachers working with ESL and EFL students.
some good games
Images and worksheets designed to help ESL-ELL studentsHow to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia
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Ten smart ways to increase classroom participation. Article from Edutopia
When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
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Great quiz- many topics. Good for ethics
A fantastic resource on digital literacy... very well thought out with some thought provoking questions/analysisHome : Inform
The current Inform websiteCANABALT
Awesome side scroller ONE BUTTON game!
surprisingly fun flash gameThank You Mario! - Super Mario Brothers Animated Text Generator
un generateur de texte mario5 Websites To Keep A Kid Busy & Happy
Sometimes you just have to get some work done, when all your child wants to do is play with you. While playing with your kid should be your top priority, you can’t always neglect your work. Being a parent sure isn’t easy. I’ve had a colleague who sometimes had to bring her 3 year old son to work when the nanny was sick and no one else was available to take care of him. We all helped keeping him busy and now and then he would also enjoy some games on the computer. Here are five ways to distract your child for a few minutes when you absolutely need it.
saveJapan’s 32 Best iPhone Apps (All Available In English)
The local developer community has noticed and produced a slew of apps aimed at a global audience. What follows is my subjective selection of the “best” of these made-in-Japan apps, all of which are at least available in English.
Ukiyo-e BeautiesMonopoly City Streets
a world of property empire building on an unimaginable scale will be launched! A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence. Own any street in the world. Build humble houses, crazy castles and stupendous skyscrapers to collect rent. Use MONOPOLY Chance Cards to sabotage your mates by building Hazards on their streets.
Monopoly City Streets, you versus the world in the biggest live game of MONOPOLY in history!Monopoly City Streets: Google Launching Online Version of Monopoly
This could be very addictive: GoogleGoogle is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google MapsGoogle Maps version of Monopoly. A monopoly game to let you buy any street in the world.
Monopoly City Streets: Google Launching Online Version of Monopoly http://ow.ly/ou9g [from http://twitter.com/10minuteexpert/statuses/3840751105]
Google (Google) is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google Maps (Google Maps) version of Monopoly (Monopoly). Monopoly City Streets, which launches Wednesday, allows users to compete in a live, worldwide version of the popular game, creating the biggest Monopoly tournament ever played.
Google is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google Maps version of Monopoly. Monopoly City Streets, which launches Wednesday, allows users to compete in a live, worldwide version of the popular game, creating the biggest Monopoly tournament ever played.How to Build a Kick-Ass MAME Arcade Cabinet from an Old PC | Maximum PC
If you were born in the 70s or 80s, chances are good that a big part of your childhood was spent wasting quarters at the local arcade, or in front of the Pac-Man machine at your local pizza place. Sure, games have become a lot more complex since then, but the old titles had a lot of charm, and in some cases a level of skill and patience-rewarding challenge that hasn’t been matched since. Sadly, the arcade is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Now that PCs and game consoles have become so powerful, the only way for arcades to compete has been to offer games with enormous, complicated controls, which end up costing a dollar or more per play. And besides, that’s only if you happen to live next to one of the very few remaining full-sized arcades. For most people, the closest thing they’ve got to an arcade is the worn-out Initial D machine at their local multiplex.
XArcade that make great pre-made units at reasonable prices. Save yourself a lot of aggravation :) Side and front machine 'Marquees' and overlays make your machine look great, check out www.mamemarquees.com Buy a 'frontloader' application that will handle all emulator switching and controls. For $25 I picked up a copy of Maximus Arcade at www.maximusarcade.com and it looks and works awesome. You can switch seamlessly through forty or fifty emulators like Mame, Daphne (Laser Disc Games), Stella (Atari 2600), etc. Pick up a "Smart" power strip. These strips have one outlet that will automatically turn on the power to all the other outlets if the device in the original socket turns on
MaximumPC.com is the best online resource for PC Features. Visit Maximum PC and read about How to Build a Kick-Ass MAME Arcade Cabinet from an Old PC.Monopoly City Streets
使用googlemap的大富翁Monopoly City Streets
MonopolyCitySts4 Sites Where You Can Download Old PC Games For Free
Classic text-adventures played through the browserRobins Pages! :: projects:marioai
Research webpage of Robin Baumgarten, a PhD student at Imperial College London researching Artificial Intelligence and Emotions in Video Games. Past projects include a new AI Bot for DEFCON from Introversion.projects:marioai
super, mario AI - with source code[ INCREDIBOX ] presents [ THE INCREDIBLE POLO ]
beatboxing app. so great
[ INCREDIBOX ] presents [ THE INCREDIBLE POLO ]
Crazy flash based music making page. I don't know what this is about but it's freaking amazing!
I highly recommend you use Google Chrome to play JSNES. Thanks to its high performance canvas element, and a clever optimisation by Connor Dunn, it runs at full speed on modern computers. Mac builds are also available. Otherwise, it just about runs on Firefox 3.5 or Safari 4, but it's hardly playable.Home | Trollim
Trollim is a skill evaluation and comparison platform assessing the coding level, performance and skill set of programmers worldwide. Programmers of similar skill sets and coding languages compete against each other either by one to one or many to many coding challenges (Battles).Math Interactives
Juegos educativos en linea.
Free Online Games; two player games and solitaire games online at The Problem Site. Games with educational value, including vocabulary development and strategy planning.
Fun games for students to play that reinforce basic skills
This one seems VERY comprehensive and is possibly a very rich source of free teaching widgets for use on the white board, in starters and plenaries, and mini tasks. LZ
There are a number of free online educational games on this site.
There are a number of free online games of educational value on this site.
Great site providing free online games categorized by subject!Coding Horror: How Not to Advertise on the Internet
Evony, thanks for showing us what it means to take advertising on the internet to the absolute rock bottom ... then dig a sub-basement under that, and keep on digging until you reach the white-hot molten core of the Earth. I've always wondered what that would be like. I guess now I know.
Advertising how bad can it go? How not to do advertising
Coding Horror progression of breast presence in Evony's internet ads boobs.
Gods, I remember seeing these a while back. Protip: If you ads make me feel like I need a shower after viewing them, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.
Apparently that ad didn't perform up to expectations at Evony world HQ, because the ads got progressively ... well, take a look for yourself. These are presented in chronological order of appearance on the internet.
The (d)evolution of Evony.com's godawful, ridiculously sexist ad campaign.How-To: Install Ubuntu On Your PS3 For Vintage Gaming Emulation
It's easy to forget that the PS3 is a fully-equipped PC in your living room attached to your house's best monitor. Installing Ubuntu can help you remember, and play SNES games in the process.Gamasutra - News - GDC Austin: An Inside Look At The Universe Of Warcraft
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Thursday morning's GDC Austin keynote was met with a large crowd as Blizzard Entertainment's J. Allen Brack and Frank Pearce took the stage to offer a detailed look into the inner workings of the genre-dominating World of Warcraft.Smokescreen § Homepage
Awesome online game
A new, Serious ARG (SARG?), from the people who brought you Perplex City. This time, commissioned by Channel 4 and aimed at teens. '...its goal is to illustrate the threats, dangers and opportunities of life online'. It doesn't have any offline activity, as far as I can tell, which makes sense with this demographic, the fact that Channel 4 is involved and the subject matter. It's a little to leading in the interactivity though, and not at really transmedia, so not strictly within the realms of what has come to be known as ARG. Still, interesting to see a current, non-commercial example of a participation drama.
Game supposedly teaching how to behave "responsibly" on social networking websites (and alike).
Nuorisolle suunnattu peli nettiturvallisuudestaeChalk: periodic table tetris game
This game may be of interest to science teachers who need students to memorize the Periodic Table.
Web 2.0 version of Tetris Periodic Table
science chemistry periodic game periodic table tetris
Tetris-style Periodic table game.
Guide falling elements into the correct place in the periodic table.10 free Educational Game sites
10 free Educational Game sites These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment.Big Daddy (Bioshock)
I finally lost my mind enough to try to tackle one of these big guys. For those unfamiliar, Big Daddys are the protectors of the Little Sisters in Rapture, an underwater city devoid of morality which has degenerated into chaos and insanity. They are huge, fast, strong, and as it turns out, a solid pain in the ass to build.
WHOA! cosplay de Big Daddy
awe-somePlay CycloManiacs, a free online game on Kongregate
joguinho de corrida, vc vai abrindo bicicletas e personagens novos e tem q vencer diferentes tipos de desafios... mto divertido..Alexandre Gomes | An introduction to game physics with Chipmunk
An introduction to game physics with Chipmunk. Learn about Chipmunk Physics Engine and how to start developing games for the iPhone and other platforms.Math Apprentice
An online, interactive math game. Allows students to understand how math applies to all careers.
awesome flash site that shows kids how math is used in the real world, with real world jobs. Describes how they use math and provides a fun interactive activity that gives students a chance to practice using the math
Math Apprentice answers the question that nearly every student will ask during his or her math career: When are we ever going to use this stuff in the real world? Sure, there are some obvious real world connections. Money, time, and measurement are all very relevant concepts. Other areas of math, such as number theory and functions, are more cryptic and can seem disconnected from real life. Math Apprentice reveals the connections by showing students how math is used in a variety of interesting professions.
What it is: Math Apprentice is an awesome flash site that shows kids how math is used in the real world, with real world jobs. Students can explore math through games that feature bicycle designers, biologists, artists, mechanics, inventors, doctors, engineers, astronomers, game designers, programmers, chefs, veterinarians, sportscasters, and meteorologists. Students can explore the math of these jobs as a math apprentice by selecting a character and cruising around a virtual world where they can visit places of business where math happens. The character describes how they use math and provides a fun interactive activity that gives students a chance to practice using the math.
Great interactive games
Upper elementary and middle school level, shows kids how math is used in the real world, with real world jobsBadass Super Mario desktop wallpapers - Sharenator.org Original
The most badass Super Mario desktop wallpapersHow to build a Nintendo arcade
How to build a Nintendo arcade5 Cool Websites to Play Chess Online !
Chess is one of ancient game that is played since ages by intellectuals and common people alike. Playing chess requires skills and acquit concentration. It also helps in improving once strategies and decision making power. Chess is played between two players so if you do not have an opponent to play with you can always find one on Internet. Internet is one large community with millions of users online at any time. There are some dedicated sites for playing chess online where you can find players to play with. If there are no players then you can always play the game against computer.Icycle
La prochaine période glaciaire s’est installée. La Terre est gelée, l’humanité est éteinte... ou presque. Il reste un bonhomme qui, tout nu sur son vélo, suit une mystérieuse piste de bulles de savon dans l’espoir de retrouver un lieu plus accueillant. Criiii, criii, criii... La bande sonore est saisissante : le grincement de la bécane en stéréo, les hostiles courants venteux, le craquèlement des glaces, et (surtout) le petit cri désespéré qui accompagne les fréquentes chutes dans le vide... Flèches gauche et droite pour gérer la vitesse, flèche du haut pour sauter. C’est tout simple, et pourtant le jeu est loin d’être facile. Surtout au niveau 6, qu’on recommence une quinzaine de fois sans broncher pour ne pas abandonner le petit monsieur frigorifié à son sort.lose/lose
Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted.
Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted. Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land? Why do we assume that because we are given a weapon an awarded for using it, that doing so is right? By way of exploring what it means to kill in a video-game, Lose/Lose broaches bigger questions. As technology grows, our understanding of it diminishes, yet, at the same time, it becomes increasingly important in our lives. At what point does
a video-game with real life consequences
Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted. (via geekologie)
holy shit game that deletes files on your hard drive. epic and imaginitive
a videogame that deletes your files!Can't you see I'm Busy! - Home - Play at work without damaging your career!
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円、分裂、マウスオーバー8tracks - The Ocarina of Rhyme
Listen now to an online mix of zelda, rap, mashups. Zelda + Raps download it at: teamteamwork.bandcamp.com !
Ocarina of Time music remixed with some rap! Very cool.
The Ocarina of Rhyme
Zelda & Rap.BrainFlips | Home of the world's smartest flashcards
Learn anything with flashcards at BrainFlips.com. Create and study flashcards and share them with your friends and classmates.
BrainFlips | Home of the world's smartest flashcardsLiberty's Kids
There is a wonderful Liberty's Kids website that has a segment from the show called Now and Then which is great fun.
Welcome to the companion site for Liberty's Kids, an animated adventure television series for children ages 8-14, about three kids who, by working as reporters for Ben Franklin, bring to life the american revolution.
Activities and resources for the American Revolution
This is a site directed at kids about the american revolution.
Open-ended activities and interactive games that motivate students to explore American history. Explore the Revolutionary Archive of historical information and images that they can use
Link for biographies, Franklin, his inventions, government, etc.Duty Cycle Generator - NES Music by Neil Baldwin
I wrote my first music on the NES 20 years ago and have recently been amazed to discover that the "chip music" scene is still going strong. So, in a bid to do my bit to keep the history alive and because some of my music is either missing, mis-credited or in some cases never even saw the light of day, I decided I'd put together a little document of my work and experiences. You'll need Flash to play the MP3s via the embedded audio players or you can download a ZIP file containing all the songs for each game. Alternatively you can download the .NSF file but you'll need a player to play these; personally I use Audio Overload but there's lots of others. Keep checking back as I'll be adding more games in (roughly) chronological order along with an attempt to write something vaguely interesting about them. If you want to get in touch, please do: email@example.com You can subscribe to the RSS feed to be informed of updates/changes. New! - you can leave me some praise/abuse in t
I wrote my first music on the NES 20 years ago and have recently been amazed to discover that the "chip music" scene is still going strong. So, in a bid to do my bit to keep the history alive and because some of my music is either missing, mis-credited or in some cases never even saw the light of day, I decided I'd put together a little document of my work and experiences.
"I wrote my first music on the NES 20 years ago and have recently been amazed to discover that the "chip music" scene is still going strong. So, in a bid to do my bit to keep the history alive and because some of my music is either missing, mis-credited or in some cases never even saw the light of day, I decided I'd put together a little document of my work and experiences."
"NES Music by Neil Baldwin"10 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills
check these out
programming puzzles site to upskill porg skills10 More Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills | Coderholic
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trogdoriangrey/papercraft Photobucket albumPlay Clockwords: Prelude, a free online game on Kongregate
Kongregate free online game Clockwords: Prelude - Clockwords is a hectic word game set in Victorian London. You are a genius inventor who discov.... Play Clockwords: PreludeDragon Age Journeys
A new animation game where you could play as single or multiple player.
Dragon Age online.Social Games: How The Big Three Make Millions
annually on sales of virtual goods. Need a shotgun to do that next job on Mobsters? No problem. Pay with a credit card, paypal, or your mobile phone and it’s all yours. And people are obviously very willing to buy these virtual goods. Nothing new there.BustedTees - Bucky Balls
Bucky BallsCutthroat Capitalism: The Game
Fun to play if you're bored. You get to be a pirate!!
Wired Magazine's game about the business of Somali pirating; see related article published in Wired, "An Economic Analysis of the Somali Pirate Business Model." Commentary at http://jag.lcc.gatech.edu/blog/2009/07/cutthroat-capitalism.html
"You are a pirate commander staked with $50,000 from local tribal leaders and other investors. Your job is to guide your pirate crew through raids in and around the Gulf of Aden, attack and capture a ship, and successfully negotiate a ransom."
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You are a pirate commander staked with $50,000 from local tribal leaders and other investors. Your job is to guide your pirate crew through raids in and around the Gulf of Aden, attack and capture a ship, and successfully negotiate a ransom.15 iPhone Apps to Tame the Kids
Summer (which has just begun for half the world) is a time for road trips and vacations. That means lots of family fun, but it also means long boring car orScamville: The Social Gaming Ecosystem Of Hell
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Major media can’t stop applauding the companies long enough to understand what’s really going on with these games. The real story isn’t the business success of these startups. It’s the completely unethical way that they are going about achieving that success.
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statistically i should have done about twice as well
Gæt på navnet om det er den ene eller den anden slags etablissement. Herligt!cyoa
choose your own adventure stories thoroughly visualized and diagrammed
choose your own adventure visualizations
Slick visualizations of choose your own adventure stories.
"When a world of new possibilities has just opened, it’s hard to find the will for restraint. But, in time, people scale back the more gratuitous uses of this sort of glitz, moving from what’s possible to what best suits the material." - analyzing the structure of "choose your own adventure" books
"13 months and 11k lines of code later, i’ve finished up the choose your own adventure project. all told i ended up cataloging a dozen books from the early-to-mid 80s, looking for patterns in their construction and in the paths made by different readers through them. these short, simple books had a surprisingly complicated structure with their interlocking pages & choices. as a kid the idea of writing one and keeping all those pages straight boggled my mind. what was lost on me at the time was that even a list of hundreds of page numbers can be comprehensible if it’s redrawn as a diagram. these days i feel like i approach everything that way. so here is my look back at an obsession from my past, using graphical obsessions of the present to guide the way." via http://etc.samizdat.cc/2009/11/the-rules-of-the-game
Visualizations of flow through Choose Your Own Adventure books.Third Cog Software - Cfxr
8 bit sound creation lib
free little app for making game soundsIain Lobb: Open-source ActionScript libraries for creating Flash games
***resource page - lots of links
Halloween games for smartboard
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link these games to a website or blog
You can link to our flash games from your web site for FREE. We offer 3 ways for you to link to our games: Ordinary Link , Pop Up , Embedded Game , HTML codes will be provided for all these 3 ways so that you can simply copy and paste the codes into your HTML pages.You must not embed more than one game on the same page (if you use Embedded Game) Most of the games are simple logic games, basic mathematics games, and spelling games like hangman. Novel Games also offers Sudoku and Mahjongg games.
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Hands-down one of the best puzzle games I have ever played.
Hopefully they do a Linux port soon.Just Crosswords: Free Crossword Puzzles to Play or Make Your Own
Just Crosswords: Free Crossword Puzzles to Play or Make Your Own
Just Crosswords is a site of 15x15 crossword puzzles that you solve right in your Web browser.
premade and make your own crosswordsrussell davies: playful
We don't need many cues to help us pretend. We'll find meaning in the noisiest noise - just give us a tiny signal and we'll come up with a message.
Russell Davies explains the power of play, not for our kids so much as for other adult, explicitly stating what many of us don't admit: we pretend an awful lot, especially in boring social situations, usually as a function of inattention, rather than directly interacting with a game. His analysis is fascinating, and his recommendations for recognizing and making our games of pretend valued parts of our lives comprise some of the best innovative, game-changing musing in the field of technology, entertainment, and design that I've come across yet.
"I think that's why we find Jason Bourne so resonant. It's easy pretending to be him. Because most of the time he's just commuting."cyoa
As a child of the 80s, the Choose Your Own Adventure books were a fixture of my rainy afternoons. My elementary school library kept a low, fairly unmaintained-looking shelf of them hidden in one of its back corners. Whether this non-marquee placement was an attempt by the librarians to deemphasize the books in favor of ‘serious’ (children’s) literature or was simply my good luck I still haven’t worked out. But it meant there was a place that I could retreat to and dive into unfamiliar worlds without distraction.
Amazing website dedicated to choose your own adventure books
In the story, your concord flight is interrupted when you are beamed aboard a nearby spacecraft trolling the universe for intelligent life. Once aboard you discover your new captors, the U-TY, are interested in keeping you around only to the extent that you can help them find Ultima, the ‘planet of paradise’. The planet’s location is cloaked in mystery and you are only told that it’s a place that cannot be reached ‘by making a choice or following directions’. However this is all foreshadowing for when the reader finally becomes frustrated in the apparently impossible quest and begins flipping through the book hunting for that ending. In fact not choosing is the only way to reach Ultima. The branch diagram for UFO 54-40 is unique in that it has one ending – the Ultima ending – which is completely disconnected from the rest of the story. It exists as an island, unreachable through choices but discoverable thanks to the random access nature of the book.http://adamatomic.com/fathom/
"PASADENA, California -- NASA and Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., have collaborated to create a Web site where Internet users can have fun while advancing their knowledge of Mars. Drawing on observations from NASA's Mars missions, the "Be a Martian" Web site will enable the public to participate as citizen scientists to improve Martian maps, take part in research tasks, and assist Mars science teams studying data about the Red Planet...." ☺☼☺ ( Mars.Jpl.Nasa.gov)
Welcome to the Be A Martian! website. If you use an assistive technology, we care about your experience on this site. If you have improvements to suggest, email BeAM.Access@jpl.nasa.gov
Age of virtual exploration and the human-robotic partnershipPulse Laser: Here & There influences
Schulze describes some of the influences behind the projection prints of NYC. I loved these maps at first sight, but missed this in-depth piece shedding light on some of the thinking behind them.
A great example of the erudition that Schulze and Webb display. "I’ve been observing the look and mechanisms in maps since I began working in graphic design. For individuals, and all kinds of companies, cities are an increasing pre-occupation. Geography is the new frontier. Wherever I look in the tech industry I see material from architects and references and metaphors from the urban realm. Here & There draws from that, and also exploits and expands upon the higher levels of visual literacy born of television, games, comics and print."Games
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ゾンビがどれぐらいの早さで感染していくのかシミュレートできるサービスAtari Video Games | Arcade
Free Adobe Flash versions of classic Atari games.
Atari Arcade is the place to find beloved Atari classics including Asteroids and Lunar Lander. You can play them all here online, any time and free of charge. To start, simply choose your favorite game from the list and get ready to have some fun!
Alll the old atari arcade games -play onlineHomepage | Eclipse Phase
Planet In Action is a fun website that features three games based on Google Earth. All three games utilize Google Earth imagery and navigation. The three games are Ships, Places, and Moon Lander. In "Places" you navigate, from a helicopter view, five popular places including the Grand Canyon. In "Ships" you become the captain of a fleet of ships to navigate famous ports of call. And in "Moon Lander" you take control of the Apollo 11 moon lander and guide the "Eagle" to touch-down.
Google Earth interactive games including moon landing and ships. Require Google Earth pluginPixel Poppers: Awesome By Proxy: Addicted to Fake Achievement
As I grew older, this conclusion lay dormant and unexamined in my mind. RPGs continued to be my favorite genre. I relished the opportunity to watch interesting, lovable characters develop and interact in epic storylines. (Comparatively interesting and lovable, anyway - say what you will about Cecil, but his quest for redemption revealed a lot more depth than Mega Man's quest to shoot up some robots.) And I loved feeling like a hero. I saved the world in Final Fantasy IV, again in Lufia II, then again in Chrono Trigger.Quake Flash :: Silvergames.com
See high res text graphics. Master physics bending puzzles. Escape the test chambers. Play ASCIIpOrtal ! This game is awesome and runs on all OSes.appvent calendar 2009 | every day a free iPhone game
every day a free iPhone gameContinuity: A Flash Puzzle Platformer
Continuity is a student project, created by Ragtime Games www.continuitygame.com great largo music
Un jeu de plateformes/réflexion simple mais ingénieux !Glyde: Simply buy and sell your DVDs, CDs, video games, and books
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Being NOTES and SLIDES on a talk given at PLAYFUL 09, concerning CHARLES BABBAGE, HEATH ROBINSON, MENACE and MAGE
'...slightly larger than the Crab Nebula. And that is pretty awesome.'Does Poker Playing make you Short, Fat and Ugly?
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web-based toolkit for making and sharing hosted JS games
this is a weird duck: game development library/hosting (?!) that abstracts away the DOM for writing sprite/tile-based games (doesn't use html5 canvas!). I think it's sort of limited by the fact that your games *must* be hosted on their site, and the engine itself doesn't seem to be open source. wonder if they're going to try to license it...?Practical Money Skills - Financial Literacy for Everyone
Financial Literacy for EveryoneRole of chess in improving your character
How many gold medals would Michael Phelps have won if all he cared about was making it across the pool? How many championships would Jordan have if all he'd wanted to do was dribble the ball down the court? Sure, you can make it across the country in relative comfort. But let me ask you this: How many spare wagon wheels do you think Michael Phelps takes with him? Why not push a naked, starving family to the brink of collapse and hunt your ass off for food all the way to Oregon? Isn't that what Jordan would do?
This reminded me of this - http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html - which was discovered almost to the detriment of my GPA right around finals time last spring.
Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Short Imagined Monologues
"Listen, son, we need to have a talk. This isn't going to be easy for either of us. You are not my son. I'm sorry, I know this will come as a blow to you. But the fact is, no son of mine plays Oregon Trail like you do. "
No son of mine plays Oregon Trail like that...a2z WordFinder: Free Dictionary Lookup For Scrabble, Literati, Anagrams, Word Puzzles and Teaching Lessons
Scrabble dictionary - SOWPODS / TWL - free versions. Look up wordfinder for finding words in the official scrabble players dictionary. We offer multiple scrabble dictionaries including sowpods and twl.Rands In Repose: Gaming the System
The ever-knowledgable Rands waxing intellectual on nerds and their games. A great read.
a must-read, as usual.
How games appeal to the nerd mind.In game c++ map editor tutorial with IndieLib engine that dosen't use tiles but pieced images like in Braid or Aquaria games
ferent parallax layers and camera zooming. You can have several tilesets and you can of course to save / load the maps using XML files. This type of editor is used in games like BraiBrowser Pong
During play, the negative space between windows is transformed into a playing field—the abstracted tennis court of Pong.
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The top seven social networking sites for kids http://bit.ly/7fMPU [from http://twitter.com/kureng/statuses/3249788249]
From the UK: A new study has found that young people are turning their backs on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, the number of 35 to 54-year-olds using such sites has rocketed by 25 per cent in the last year. So what can you do if you don’t want to be poked by your mum or added by your gran? Here’s a round up of the coolest sites and virtual worlds for children
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Learn a new language online
Site para aprender novos idiomas.Globetrotter XL - Samgine.com Puzzles
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geography gameThe Atari 7800 Pro System - The Atari Museum
Atari Source Code
source code to many classic Atari games (Digdug, Joust, Ms Pacman)
7800 game sourceLearn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem | Magazine
Jim Rossignol on the villains lair (nice HL2 and Shadow of the Colossus refs)
Game developers are unconstrained in their designs for the enemy. Such designers will be punished with poor sales, not death in the gulag, if their designs for the overlord are unpopular. They could go anywhere with the homes of evildoers: halls of electric fluorescence, palaces carved from corduroy, suburban back yards.Invent with Python
A little art game about alienation and refusal of labour. Made in 6 days for the Experimental Gameplay ProjectOfficial NORAD Santa Tracker
Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem | Magazine
Broussard and Miller assembled a seven-person team to build the product. The pair had a knack for discov
On the last day, they gathered for a group photo. They were videogame programmers, artists, level builders, artificial-intelligence experts. Their team was — finally — giving up, declaring defeat, and disbanding. So they headed down to the lobby of their building in Garland, Texas, to smile for the camera. They arranged themselves on top of their logo: a 10-foot-wide nuclear-radiation sign, inlaid in the marble floor.
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This space offers replicas in paper of the ships of the great saga Wing Commander, this great game of space combat that it revolutionized the world of the games, with their innovative ideas and attractive history.If Video Games Were Realistic | Cracked.com
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A little realism would make some games way more awesome. Others, not so much. We asked you to show us what would happen if video game makers started adding a little realism to their games. The winner is below, but first the runners up.
If you have some geek gamer referencies, you'll enjoy that!
Yeah, what if? :PScratch | Gallery | UFEdTech
scratch projects from EME 4401- all projects labeled with WendyDGPerformous - Announcements
opensource guitarhero-style game
Juego musical para PC que junta Singstar, Guitar Hero y DDR
Performous is a free cross-platform band game game.xkcd - A Webcomic - Game Theory
love - the only winning move is to not play... no wait... dammit
love: the only winning move is not to play
Game theory AI. love.
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.60 Educational Game Sites That You’ve Probably Never Seen « Tech:-)Happy
Toddles Lightworker is in here, hated the "mission" paradigm, looking a NZVS ( Virtual School -== distance learning ) but what ever taht means it is not the same as Virtual Environments or Virtual Reality
13 upThe best FREE iPhone games | GamesRadar
The only apps worth downloading for gamers who are broke from buying an iPhoneGalactic Arms Race (GAR)
Picture (High Res) of the complete Gameboy Timeline, from the Game&Watch up untill the Nintendo DSi
1989, baby!! (via Rhea)Pulse Laser: “Preparing Us For AR”: the value of illustrating of future technologies
'Dead Space has no game HUD; rather, the HUD is projected into the environment of the game as a manifestation of the UI of the hero’s protective suit. It means the environment can be designed as a realistic, functional spaceship, and then all the elements necessary for a game - readouts, inventories, not to mention guidelines as to what doors are locked or unlocked - can be manifested as overlay. It’s a striking way to place all the game’s UI into the world, but it’s also a great interpretation of what futuristic, AR user interfaces might be a bit like.'
good egs of AR
Some nice augmented reality demos.DESIGNER NOTES » Blog Archive » Game Developer Column 5: Sid’s Rules
Sid Meier's Rules http://bit.ly/atPXx (via @newsycombinator) [from http://twitter.com/tadej/statuses/1715393349]
Source of Sid's famous "double or half it" rule.
Double it or Cut it by Half One Good Game is Better than Two Great Ones ...
Rules to game design by Sid Meier
"If a unit seems too weak, don’t lower its cost by 5%; instead, double its strength. If players feel overwhelmed by too many upgrades, try removing half of them. In the original Civilization, the gameplay kept slowing down to a painful crawl, which Sid solved by shrinking the map in half. The point is not that the new values are likely to be correct - the goal is to stake out more design territory with each successive iteration."Brain Games: Play Free Puzzle Games Online, Free Puzzles
Brain Games: Play Free Puzzle Games Online, Free Puzzles
Blogean txertatzeko joku desberdinak, sudokuak, zopa letrak...
Crear tus propios puzzles y otros juegos personalizados para incrustar en tu blog/web.
Proprofs – Juegos para ejercitar la memoria y la agilidad mentalTuper Tario Tros.
Super Mario Brothers crossed with Tetris.
I like the idea of videogame mashups... a lot.Online Free Touch Typing Program | senselang
Every year, we throw a big, game party to ring in the new year. This year (2010) is our house's 100-year birthday, so we celebrated with cupcakes......and the cupcakes were a game. Here they are in random order - see how many you can guess! Mouse over the question mark to reveal the answer.
brilliant - includes settlers of catan, carcassone and sorry :)Full ZX-81 Chess in 1K
Impressive.Parrot.com - Parrot AR.Drone
. But one independent developer still managed to rake in $600,000 in a single month with a single iPhone game.Cocoa with Love: An Asteroids-style game in CoreAnimation, Part One.
How would you write an arcade-style 2D game in CoreAnimation? Over the next few weeks, I'll show you how to write a resolution independent, high-speed, model-view-controller designed, Asteroids-style arcade game using CoreAnimation as the screen renderer. In this first of four parts, I'll detail the concept for the overall application and show you how to create a resolution independent window for the game.
If I ever want to learn native code on the mac instead of just using HTML5 I should read this.
A normal document style object can be swapped with another document or recreated. A singleton is lazier and simpler since it doesn't need to be connected to every object which needs to access it (since it is globally accessible).Gamasutra - Features - Game Design Essentials: 20 RPGs
20 RPG game series with descriptions
[In the latest in his popular Game Design Essentials series, which has previously spanned subjects from Atari games through 'mysterious games', 'open world games', 'unusual control schemes' and 'difficult games', writer John Harris examines 10 games from the Western computer RPG (CRPG) tradition and 10 from the Japanese console RPG (JRPG) tradition, to figure out what exactly makes them tick -- and why you should care.]Wolfire Blog - World of Goo design tour
David Rosen of Wolfire Games presents design lessons from 2D Boy's World of Goo in a youtube video.
aky way to have higher image compression ratios. That’s completely right, which is funny, since that was a case of a technical limitation that actually caused the game to look better with more depth. Very perceptive, thumbs up!”
Cool gra ;]List of Flash Gaming Engines — FlashRealtime.com
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An excellent streaming media site.
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When you don't have the time or resources to commit to a full-fledged FPS, strategy game, or RPG adventure, a fun, fast, browser-based game is sure to satisfy. We reveal our favorites—both current and classicKODU Game Lab
Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.
Programming as a Creative Medium The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. The language is simple and entirely icon-based. Programs are composed of pages, which are broken down into rules, which are further divided into conditions and actions. Conditions are evaluated simultaneously. The Kodu language is designed specifically for game development and provides specialized primitives derived from gaming scenarios. Programs are expressed in physical terms, using concepts like vision, hearing, and time to control character behavior. While not as general-purpose as classical programming languages, Kodu can express advanced game design concepts in a simple, direct, and intuitive manner.Adobe Flash Platform Game Technology Center
Adobe 的Flash平台游戏技术First-Person Tetris
The good old tetris realized as flash online game.ryanb's ruby-warrior at master - GitHub
ruby game to practice ai
Like CRobots for Ruby!
"This is a game designed to teach the Ruby language and artificial intelligence in a fun, interactive way. You play as a warrior climbing a tall tower to reach the precious Ruby at the top level. On each floor you need to write a Ruby script to instruct the warrior to battle enemies, rescue captives, and reach the stairs. You have some idea of what each floor contains, but you never know for certain what will happen. You must give the Warrior enough artificial intelligence up-front to find his own way."The $800 Killer Gaming PC - How To by ExtremeTech
This year's edition of the $800 gaming rig is an order of magnitude leap over last year's edition.
This year's edition of the $800 gaming rig is an order of magnitude leap over last year's edition. Gaming on an $800 PC now needs few compromises.FlashPunk Library
FlashPunk is a free ActionScript library designed for developing 2D Flash games. Its goal is to provide you with a fast, clean framework for prototyping and developing games; this means most of the dirty work -- reliable framerate, sprite rendering/animation, player input, and collision detection (to name a few) -- has been covered with a set of base classes and functions for your ease of use. This gives you more time and energy to concentrate on the design and testing of your game. It's important to note that FlashPunk is targeted towards the development of games with 2D raster/bitmap graphics, as opposed to vector graphics. It can manage thousands of animated bitmap sprites on-screen at a time without slowing, a lot faster than Flash normally could, because it operates under the assumption that your game primarily uses bitmapped graphics. FlashPunk is not designed for use in the Adobe Flash IDE, you'll be working with an alternate coding environment. I personally use (and have come
FlashPunk Library - http://flashpunk.net/Techland - Tech and Gaming News and Reviews - Time.com
"Tech and Gaming News and Reviews - TIME.com"
Tech, Games, Comics, Movies. We Promise Not to Tell.K-12 Student Center - UEN
Utah Education Network's well-designed teacher resource siteMinyanLand - Main
peterturtle, turtle try at home
A virtual town where you play games and make friends, while learning about earning, saving, spending and giving. You start out with $50,000 in MinyanMoney and a Condo worth $50,000. You can spend your money, invest your money, and earn more MinyanMoney by playing games or doing real-life chores your parents assign you.
MinyanLand is a virtual community designed to engage kids and families in games and interaction that are entertaining and educational. Appropriate for 3-8. Accessible to deaf students.
Virtual world for learning about economics and finances.KOL - Kids Online, AOL Web Site for Kids
The Aol search engine for kids is a dream come true for teachers and parents. It is completly safe for chiildren to use. It offers children many things including homwork help!
Play online at this Web site for kids with games, music, cartoons, books, movies, animals and celebrities. The Internet has never been so much fun!
Search Engine- childrenBoing Boing: Games To Get
BoingBoing's curated games page. Personal fav: Everyday the Same Dream
games to get, from boing boingFrom Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics | Maximum PC
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Doom 1993 code reviewMath Run - how fast is your brain? A simple Brain Training Game for everyone
Math Run - how fast is your brain? A simple Brain Training Game for everyoneDoom Iphone code review.
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The Knight's Tour is a mathematical problem involving a knight on a chessboard. The knight is placed on the empty board and, moving according to the rules of chess, must visit each square exactly once.
d at runtime g_board =  # the board will be constructed as a list oFantastic Free Google Earth Game: Ships | Google Earth Blog
Ships plug in game for Google Earth
Fantastic Free Google Earth Game: Ships http://bit.ly/ZTecT [from http://twitter.com/FelipeMorales/statuses/1905071327]
Google Earth game - Ships
RT @cogdog: Play Ships! Shipping simulator/game- barges, cargo ships, the QE2 in Google Earth API http://bit.ly/IOGzN [from http://twitter.com/retrogrrl/statuses/1844099445]Clickteam.com - Creative Tools for the Creative Age
The Games Factory provides everything you need to manufacture Arcade games, Platform games, Adventures, Screen Savers, and much, much, more. You simply click on an object, drag it to the play field, and click on the action it should perform. We supply all the heroes, monsters, powerups, and other objects you need, plus the sound and music for your games. Of course, you can easily add your own, custom items if you choose.
A great programming software program for kidsRecord Tripping - A Bell Brothers Game
record tripping, a bell brothers game
An immersive gaming experience that begins with the scratch of a record.Lou's Pseudo 3d Page
2D (pseudo 3D) Graphics engine.101 Free Games 2010: The Best Free Games on the Web from 1UP.com
RT @thomasjhardy: How Social Gaming is Improving Education - http://bit.ly/a4vwi5 [from http://twitter.com/axbom/statuses/8777021752]
How Social Gaming is Improving Education
Enter social video games as a solution — immersive environments that simulate real-world problems. Today, technologically eager schools are replacing textbook learning with social video games, and improving learning outcomes in the process. Here’s how they’re doing it.Glitch
mmo game from the founders of FlickrBetween the Lions . Synonym Sam's Lab | PBS KIDS!
simple game with audio. good for gr. 3 or so
Between The Lions. Synonym Sam Lab. (Ruby In Her Own Time Unit) 3.2
Fun game for the little ones! Educational too!
game to identify synonyms of wordsBatman & Robin Comic Generator
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Freeciv.net is an Open Source strategy game which can be played online against other players, or in single player mode against AI opponents.Gamasutra - Features - Intelligent Mistakes: How to Incorporate Stupidity Into Your AI Code
How to the design a chees/poker AI without frustrating the player
An interesting Gamasutra article on how to introduce human-like stupidity into your AI by making your AI smarter rather than dumber.Eurisko, The Computer With A Mind Of Its Own
In 1981, Eurisko, a computer program that arguably displays the rudiments of such skills, easily won the Traveller tournament, becoming the top-ranked player in the United States and an honorary Admiral in the Traveller navy. Eurisko had designed its fleet according to principles it discovered itself–with some help from its inventor, Douglas B. Lenat, an assistant professor in Stanford University’s artificial-intelligence program.
Trillion Credit Squadron playing 'bot in 1984. Cool.
"During one run, Lenat noticed that the number in the Worth slot of one newly discovered heuristic kept rising, indicating that Eurisko had made a particularly valuable find. As it turned out the heuristic performed no useful function. It simply examined the pool of new concepts, located those with the highest Worth values, and inserted its name in their My Creator slots. It was a heuristic that, in effect, had learned how to cheat." :via the new yorker, 2009.05.11 :via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurisko#cite_note-newyorker-2
"In 1981, Eurisko, a computer program that arguably displays the rudiments of such skills, easily won the Traveller tournament, becoming the top-ranked player in the United States and an honorary Admiral in the Traveller navy. Eurisko had designed its fleet according to principles it discovered itself–with some help from its inventor, Douglas B. Lenat, an assistant professor in Stanford University’s artificial-intelligence program."Command & Conquer Classic | Command & Conquer
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Fantastic collection of AI bugs.Jesse Schell’s mindblowing talk on the future of games (DICE 2010) « fox @ fury
Great video talking about "gaming" invading every day life and blurring the lines with realityDICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation Videos - G4tv.com
Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell, dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular Facebook Games era.
The not so hidden psychological traps in social gaming. And where it could lead (if the world wasn't such a messy place).
Jesse Schell talks about future of gamingRobot Unicorn Attack - A Free Online Flash Game From Adult Swim
SOMETHING ABOUT THE COMBO OF A ROBOT, A UNICORN, AND THE MUSIC MEANS I CANNOT STOP PLAYING IT.'City of Heroes' character 'Twixt' becomes game's most hated outcast courtesy of Loyola professor - NOLA.com
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"As part of his experiment, Myers decided to play the game by the designers' rules -- disregarding any customs set by the players. His character soon became very unpopular."
Interesting blog about Professor Myers' research and paper on MMO rules vs MMO social norms
David Myers, a Loyola professor and computer game scholar, looks at his computer screen with his "City of Heroes" online computer game character "Twixt" reflected in his glasses at his home in Slidell Friday, July 3, 2009. "Twixt" became perhaps the game's most reviled, abused player because his playing methods were unpopular.10 Fun and Free Browser-Based Games | Web.AppStorm
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Sent by Cousin Bill after the Iraq journalist sheo throwing incident in 12/08Tweak Vista for maximum gaming performance | News | TechRadar UK
tips to tweak vista for better gaming performance
Windows Vista was heralded by its creators as being a speedy operating system. However, it didn't take long for users to realise that Vista's performance was generally no better than Windows XP, and in many cases was actually worse. Working with a PC that isn't performing to its maximum potential can be a frustrating experience, but this is particularly true if the machine is used for gaming. But there are a huge number of tweaks that can be applied to help make working with Vista less exasperating.Nasdaq Day Trading Simulator - Practice Makes Perfect - Tradingsim.com
Cool tool to practice what day trading is like before you actually do it and bankrupt yourself!
The Worlds First Web Based Day Trading Simulator. Practice trading US equities with our stock trading simulator tool. Become a master day trader before you committ your capitalScience gleans 60TB of behavior data from Everquest 2 logs - Ars Technica
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4 years, 400k players ~=60TB -- about 475k/s, slightly > 1k /user/sec.
Thanks to a partnership with Sony, a team of academic researchers have obtained the largest set of data on social interactions they've ever gotten their hands on: the complete server logs of Everquest 2, which track every action performed in the game.
m psychologists to epidemiologists have wondered for some time whether online, multiplayer games might provide some ways to test concepts that are otherwise difficult to track in the real world. A Saturday morning session at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
Food for data minersAnnals of Technology: The Grammar of Fun: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Until very recently, almost no literature was devoted to game design, and what there was tended to be quickly made obsolete by the speed of technological developments. After the day’s final meeting had ended, I realized that, for the two decades that I had been playing games, I had unwittingly been at the mercy of the constantly changing orthodoxies of game design. I knew that some games seemed more fun than others, but I would have struggled to explain why. Bleszinski and the other Epic designers came to this form as children. Growing up playing games, they absorbed the governing logic of the medium, but no institutions existed for them to transform what they learned into a methodology. Gradually, though, they turned a hobby into a creative profession that is now as complex as any other. They have established the principles of a grammar of fun.
CliffyB and the world of the video game.
The New Yorker has a typically in-depth, insightful, and light-hearted profile of the lead designer behind Epic's monster hit "Gears of War" video game series.
"Why did mushrooms make Mario grow larger? Why did flowers give Mario the ability to spit fire? Why did bashing Mario’s head against bricks sometimes produce coins? And why was Mario’s enemy, Bowser, a saurian, spiky-shelled turtle?"
There has been some really good journalism devoted to video games lately, including this New Yorker profile of Epic's lead designer.
Cool article about Gears of War and Epic Gamespong
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window pong in a browserPlan to Fail: Old Game Characters
So you wanted to play a game about a brilliant, british, female archeologist, huh? Well, knock yourself out
Personajes de juegos de computadora envejecidos.
I've noticed a lot of nerd artists tend to draw G-Dawg here as this brave, heroic, smirking bad ass crushing alien faces with a crow-bar, but if there's anything my life has taught me, it's that nerds aren't bad asses, and the way the first Half-Life game was played was far from bad ass action hero. It was a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants game of ammo-management, with really suspenseful silent parts, and frantic action parts. If anything, Gordon Freewww.Farbs.org - Quirky little games for your edification
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see page 2 for "frameworks-for-business" AND "jobs-hiring": Why do so many of us have that void? Because according to everything expert Malcolm Gladwell, to be satisfied with your job you need three things, and I bet most of you don't even have two of them: - Autonomy (that is, you have some say in what you do day to day); - Complexity (so it's not mind-numbing repetition); - Connection Between Effort and Reward (i.e. you actually see the awesome results of your hard work).
5 addictive mechanics explained.
Now, there's no way they can create enough exploration or story to keep you playing for thousands of hours, so they had to change the mechanics of the game, so players would instead keep doing the same actions over and over and over, whether they liked it or not. So game developers turned to Skinner's techniques. This is a big source of controversy in the world of game design right now. Braid creator Jonathan Blow said Skinnerian game mechanics are a form of "exploitation." It's not that these games can't be fun. But they're designed to keep gamers subscribing during the periods when it's not fun, locking them into a repetitive slog using Skinner's manipulative system of carefully scheduled rewards. Why would this work, when the "rewards" are just digital objects that don't actually exist? Well...Mathalicious
At Mathalicious, our mission is to help transform the way math is taught by providing you with the best, most meaningful and most relevant math content available. Our lessons are aligned to traditional state standards. Unlike most math resources, though, our content emphasizes both conceptual understanding and real-world application.
website with links to myriad lesson plans to make math relevant
Answers the questions - "What does this mean?" and "when will I use this?"Music - Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use – Grades K - 5 - Oak Street Elementary School - Plattsburgh City School District
Music web site with multiple resources. Reindeer noses!GAME ON: Top 5 Social Networks for Gamers
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GAME ON: Top 5 Social Networks for Gamers
As per Mashable. Social networks that appeal to gamers.
Five great social networking destinations for gamers to hang out online.IEEE Spectrum: Bots Get Smart
Computer games driving developments in AI (bots getting smarter)
By Jonathan Schaeffer, Vadim Bulitko, and Michael Buro First Published December 2008 Can video games breathe new life into AI research?
This project has so far produced a formal system for analyzing and classifying a team’s opening moves. That may not sound like much, but this task proved immensely challenging, because positions and actions are not nearly as constrained as they are in a game like chess. Researchers in our group have used this formalism to analyze computer logs of more than 50 hours of tournament-level play between seasoned Counter-Strike teams. Soon, we expect, computer bots programmed to learn tactics from such logs will play reasonably well—doing things a person might do. It’ll be a long time before these bots will be able to beat expert human players, though. But that’s not the objective, after all—they just need to make for entertaining adversaries.
The game is called F.E.A.R. , short for First Encounter Assault Recon, and its use of AI, along with its impressive graphics, are its prime attractions. The developer, Monolith Productions of Kirkland, Wash., released it in 2005 to rave reviews, including the GameSpot Web site’s Best Artificial Intelligence award. Such recognition means a lot to the game’s creators, who face stiff competition in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
Can video games breathe new life into AI research?Download Dozens of Commercial PC Games Free - PC World
Where do computer games go when they die? Nowhere, if you know where to look.Gamasutra - Features - Examining Game Pace: How Single-Player Levels Tick
I believe there is plenty more that can be discovered about pacing in games -- certainly some more scientific studies of heart rate, etc whilst playing games might unearth some real revelations about what makes the pace in games so emotionally involving and also what simply does not work.
game design possibilities: speed, tempo, threat, carrot/stick, chase
Interesting look at level pacingJane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Video on TED.com
Die Welt Verbessern durch Spiele. Interessante Idee, muss ich mir aber beizeiten mal ansehen.Gamasutra - The Game Developer Archives: 'Monsters From the Id: The Making of Doom '
The Game Developer Archives: 'Monsters From the Id: The Making of Doom'The Bottom Feeder: So Here's How Many Games I Sell.
I get a lot of questions from young, aspiring Indie developers, and the most common query is: How many copies of a game does Spiderweb Software sell? It's a really reasonable question. After all, making a game is a long and punishing process. It's entirely fair to want to know what the parameters of success are. Alas, this information is generally kept secret. I've never given this question a straight answer, with real numbers.
Geneforge guy talks openly about his sales. Very cool.Japan: It's Not Funny Anymore - tim rogers - Kotaku
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Another educational triumph?
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The costuming and setting is amazing!
Fallout LARPers. Seriously.
Superb costumes from a Russian Airsoft LARP troupe.Less Talk More Rock- Boing Boing
Not too long ago, Jordan Mechner and Eric Chahi were chatting with Eric Viennot, a French creator and writer. Jordan Mechner single-handedly pioneered a type of cinematic videogame with Karateka in 1984 and Prince of Persia in 1989. Eric Chahi similarly single-handedly created 1991's Another World -- known in the U.S. as Out of this World -- a painterly cinematic videogame in a similar tradition. Jordan Mechner had the following advice to share, I think it's great advice.Appulous : The iPhone and iPod Touch Application Index
Use this free site to access interactives in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Living Environment, Meteorology, Nature of Science, or Physics. Click on a subject to view a list of games. Click on the teachers section to receive great tips, create your own games, and download study sheets for use in class. 1
Flash drill games
Interactive educational games, all subjectsPlacefy - fun geography game, twitter game, travel game.
A geography game that uses pictures as questions.
Fun site!!! I could play this site all night long.
Placefy is a fun and challenging geography game that uses pictures as questions. Placefy presents players with an image of a city square, buildings, and other famous landmarks. Players then have to choose the correct answer from four answer choices. Playing the game is simple, but the images as questions make it a challenging game.Elementary Mathematics
List of ideas for grades 1-6 on math.
worksheets and activities from kindy to year 6
A large range of lessons which are divided clearly into grades. The lesson are easy to read and are able to prepare a teacher for the lesson.
This website focuses on the content strand geometry. It has a list of lessons and activities ranging from grade 1 to 5 which teachers could use to support the learning of geometry.Portal Gun - a set on Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
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Amazing model of the gun from the game "Portal."Facebook platform developers could see $500M in revenue this year » VentureBeat
A growing number of game makers on Facebook are making money from virtual goods — from poker chips to virtual clothes that users can buy or earn while playing gaming applications with their friends on Facebook. The combined ecosystem of these game developers and other companies supplying services to them could generate half a billion dollars in revenue in 2009.The case against Candy Land - Boing Boing
A good insight about a classic board game, and why video games are getting better at more than just entertaining.
What’s irritating about the games is that they are exercises in sheer randomness. It’s not that they fail to sharpen any useful skills; it’s that they make it literally impossible for a player to acquire any skills at all.Interactive Physics - Home
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Classic video game characters invade New York.
PIXELS+by+PATRICK+JEAN. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcv6dv_pixels-by-patrick-jean_creationCoding Horror: The World's Largest MMORPG: You're Playing it Right Now
Recasting the experience as a game means it can be simultaneously complex and easily learnable. That's something we couldn't accomplish through traditional applications, which are designed to be usable but not necessarily fun. They've failed to design for fun. And in an era of ubiquitious web community , that's a big mistake.
Diseñar aplicaciones como si se tratara de juegos. Plantear el aprendizaje de nuevas aplicaciones a través de ir aprendiendo a utilizar las herramientas que se le ofrece. Ejemplo: stackoverflow.
do to improve the signal to noise ratio. Perhaps that was actually the point I was really trying to make: that using these game elements is an excellent way to improve the quality of interactions. I'm still convinced there is a way to have a civilized discussion online with complete strangers, but we haven't gotten there yet. The only really viable way I can see is heavy-handed moderation. When I say heavy-handed, I mean don't allow users to post "me too!" replies. Don't allow straying wildly off-topic. Don't post threads just to chat in specialized forums. And for heaven's sake, don't ever let people talk about other forum peop
Thesis: the internet is like a giant MMORPG.
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Simply the 10 best iPhone/iPod touch games so far!
Here's a list of the ten games that every iPhone or iPod touch owner should have. If you're missing any, download it now so you're not humiliated the next time somebody asks to check out your iPhone.Seven more Xbox 360 secrets Microsoft doesn't tell you | News | TechRadar UK
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Wie der Name schon sagt...Welcome to Grammaropolis
Grammaropolis is a fresh, fun, and exciting new way to learn about the parts of speech.
Grammar website for kids
Grammaropolis is a fun find that helps students learn the parts of speech. In Grammaropolis, all of the characters are a different part of speech. Students will “meet” Adverb, Linking Verb, Pronoun, Adjective, Preposition, Slang, Noun, Conjunction, Interjection, and Action Verb.
great grammar music video. simple explanations of parts of speech
Animated personified parts of speech with stories, songs, and games to help kids learn about grammar.
This is a great way to teach grammar to students in a way that they will never forgetHow to Back Up and Play Your Wii Games from an External Hard Drive - Wii - Lifehacker
A game design post pertaining to implementing sword fighting in games
An interesting model for making duelling fun.
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This is amazing, this may be the only narrated video game video I have ever enjoyed.
Sonic, extreme chill-out version.
maybe the single best play through of sonic
sonic on easy - the most relaxing video on the internet via internet archaeology
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Captura las notas musicales
Auditorium meets Guitar Hero!Gamasutra - Where's The Cash For Flash?
A really good article outlining possible ways to generate revenue with your Flash games.
we've ever had on our site have been sold. At a minimum, developers selling their first game ever -- if it falls into the 'good-to-great' category -- make about $500-and-up." At "the high end," a not-so-typical example of how lucrative Flash development can get is Auckland, New Zealand-based studio NinjaKiwi, the developer of the Bloons games, says Hughes. "They have created an entire game-specific site -- Bloonsworld," he notes, "which enables them to make $30,000 a month or more by leveraging their IP in various ways, including creating an online community around their games, in-game ads, banner ads on their site, and various licenses on their games. And that, in fact, is what developers need to do to make their work lucrative -- maximize the number of revenue streams they create." For instance, developers can allow specific branding in thei
Going to want to read this one. its about making money building Flash gameslanguage arts
Some great online activities for practising grammar, punctuation and other language skills.
interactive for use from home or school
Great source for online games
Skills activities for the US 2nd grade.
Interactive compound words resources for 2nd grade language arts, compound words, combine two words, spelling, main idea, grammar, great small actiivities for all subjects
Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials.
2nd grade Educational Site
Links to interactive games for grammar, phonics and reading.20 Free Role Playing Games for the iPhone
Here are 20 of our favorite free role playing games for the iPhone and iPod Touch.Cultivated Play: Farmville | MediaCommons
"The secret to Farmville’s popularity is neither gameplay nor aesthetics. Farmville is popular because in entangles users in a web of social obligations. When users log into Facebook, they are reminded that their neighbors have sent them gifts, posted bonuses on their walls, and helped with each others’ farms. In turn, they are obligated to return the courtesies. As the French sociologist Marcel Mauss tells us, gifts are never free: they bind the giver and receiver in a loop of reciprocity. It is rude to refuse a gift, and ruder still to not return the kindness. We play Farmville, then, because we are trying to be good to one another. We play Farmville because we are polite, cultivated people."
Interesting read on social gaming, e.g. FarmVille: http://bit.ly/bLPIEK – Jacob Bøtter (boetter) http://twitter.com/boetter/statuses/12443260031
Cultivated Play: Farmville liszkiewicz's pictureGamasutra - Features - What Are The Rewards Of 'Free-To-Play' MMOs?
He admits he really didn't know what to anticipate in terms of revenue; there was nowhere to go to research how well microtransaction-based MMOs did elsewhere. "We just jumped in," he recalls. "There were no data points and, frankly, every game is different, every play population is different, and extrapolating from one developer's data to your own is, well, an interesting intellectual exercise but it doesn't necessarily tell you what to expect." Four and a half years later, James has learned a lot -- that the average revenue per user (ARPU) is between one and two dollars a month, but only about 10% of his player base has ever paid him anything. As a result, he says, approximately 5,000 gamers are generating the $230,000 in revenue he sees each month.
What Are The Rewards Of 'Free-To-Play' MMOs?Play Free Online Games: Action, Strategy, RPG, Puzzle, Sports & Shooter ...
Welcome to Ponged, the latest and greatest destination for real gamers looking for FREE, fun, online games! Ponged serves up a library of over 500 free games across seven different genres – including Action, Shooter, and Strategy. Our games have been hand-picked by hardcore gamers with a “quality over quantity” mindset, and represent some of the best free online games currently available.Wii Blog: Nintendo Wii News and Views
Gaming with the Wii and the games for it.Akihabara
HTML5 tool for creating pixel gamesゲームメーター - あなたのゲームを管理・共有
Like the original Ultima games??GameDev.net - Graphics Programming Black Book
Awesome flash reboot: play Contra, Zelda, etc. characters in SMB
Play the original Super Mario Bros with characters from classic Nintendo games.
Play Super Mario Bros. as Mario, Link, Samus, Simon Belmont, Mega Man, or one of the Contra guys. Too bad it's in Flash.New OnLive service could turn the video game world upside down » VentureBeat
Few startups have a chance to revolutionize an industry. But if entrepreneur Steve Perlman’s OnLive lives up to its goals, the company will disrupt the entire video game industry — to the delight of both game publishers and gamers.
A guy has developed a data compression technology and an accompanying online game service that allows game computation to be done in distant servers, rather than on game consoles or high-end computers.
OnLive kan de wereld van de game industrie op zijn kop zetten Motivatie: een toekomstbeeld van een journalist, altijd leuk om zo inspiratie te krijgen waar het allemaal heen zou kunnen gaan
“This is video gaming on demand, where we deliver the games as a service, not something on a disk or in hardware,” Perlman said. “Hardware is no longer the defining factor of the game experience.”
"Mike McGarvey, chief operating officer of OnLive, said the new technology 'breaks the console cycle where a gamer has to buy a new machine every few years.' If this happens, the obvious losers are Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo." The death of platform-dependent games is, for my money, absolutely essential to their development as a viable cultural form.
game console using cloud computingClick Maze 2 - Bring the red ball home without damage.
Click Maze 2 - Get the red ball home without smashing and avoid all the black walls and obstacles. When you click the red ball will follow your cursor.Minotaur China Shop :: Blurst
Andrew shared this link: http://dwdb1.tk [from http://twitter.com/Andrewstopheles/statuses/5282050993]
Funny flash game where you play a minotaur who owns a China shop
Play an adorable and earnest Minotaur wobbling around your delicate shop (you can earn money by selling goods, or by going nuts and smashing everything for a Rage Insurance payout).
Serve fine china to discerning mythological customers. Breaking items will cost you money. However, break LOTS of items and you'll enter Minotaur Rage, a crippling psychological condition. Your insurance will reimburse you for any items broken while enraged.Bejeweled Creator Spills Secrets of Addictive Games
e paper variants going back to the 1800s that hide illustrations in the little curlicues of the margins. And there are new videogame versions like Mystery Case Files. For thousands of years, we've derived satisfaction from searching and uncovering—and we still do each time we turn up lost car keys.
brief description of the top addictive games and why there addictive.
Short takes on some addictive puzzle games.
on tetris: "A timeless classic. Fitting pieces together feeds the same pleasure center of the brain that gets off on packing a suitcase really well or squeezing all your groceries into a single bag."50 Fun, Free Web Games to Make Your Brain Smarter, Faster, Sharper | Online College Blog and School Reviews
Games like Family Feud, Survivor, Jeopardy, etc...
Check out these game templates.
This wiki contains game show templates, music, sound clips and directions that can be used for lessons.The Humble Indie Bundle (pay what you want for five awesome indie games)
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all Mac/linux compatible games; contributions to EFF35 Free High-Quality Games for Linux - LaptopLogic.com
Gaming on Linux has always been a relatively non-existent activity. For the longest time, it was nearly impossible to find any games that would run on Linux, let alone popular 3D games. As the operating system has grown and morphed, however, this is slowly changing, with more companies releasing their online games with Linux support (Americas Army) and 3D games being created specifically for it (Urban Terror). Here is a list of 35 high-quality, well-working games that will run smoothly on Linux:Admongo.gov
How can we understand ads
Game teaching you about advertising.
a game and curriculum designed to educate preteen students about the forms and methods of advertising. Admongo's primary feature is a game in which students earn points by collecting advertisements as they move through a fictional city. As they advance through the game, students will see short videos that explain the type of advertisements they see and how those advertisements attempt to get them to take an action. Watch the video below to learn more. Applications for Education Admongo provides a curriculum for teachers to use with 5th and 6th grade students. The curriculum is designed to complement the lessons students learn by playing the game. On the Admongo curriculum page teachers will find posters, handouts, quizzes and other printable materials to use in their classrooms.
Game to teach advertising techniques. Teacher's guides, lesson plans, etc.
Admongo where advertising is all around you. Online. Outside. On television. Who makes ads? How do they work? What do they want you to do? Here, you will explore, discover, and learn. Can you make it to the top
" * Home * Parents * Teachers * Text Version Admongo.gov * About * Help * Glossary * Ad Library Spread the Word Live the Adventure - AdMongo Welcome to Admongo where advertising is all around you. Online. Outside. On television. Who makes ads? How do they work? What do they want you to do? Here, you will explore, discover, and learn. Can you make it to the top? To get there, you'll answer: Who is responsible for the ad? What is the ad actually saying? What does the ad want me to do?"Digital: A Love Story
An adventure game set five minutes into the future of 1988
A computer mistery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.
A computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.
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Portal is free on the Mac and on the PC. Until May 24th.
Portal is apparently free (as in percuma/gratis) until May 24th http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/ /via @harisbinali
Portal is apparently free (as in percuma/gratis) until May 24th http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/
Portal is one of the coolest video games around, and is free for a couple weeks!
portal is free?!? want!Welcome to the SuperThinkers Website!
SuperThinkers is a fun and challenging site targeted for learners in grades 5 through 8, but also fun for learners of all levels. Our mission is to inspire creative problem solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and logic. We call this kind of deeper thinking - "SuperThinking."
10 Awesome Vintage Video Games You Can Play Online http://ff.im/-ku0dzA Visit to id Software on Vimeo
Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993.
In 1993, Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993. Shown are several of id's employees at the time: Jay Wilbur, Shawn Green, John Romero, Dave Taylor, Sandy Petersen and Adrian Carmack. Bobby Prince was visiting to finish the music and create the sound effects. This video has 21 minutes of DOOM before the sound effects were put in as well as some early deathmatching with Shawn Green.
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Strategery for iPhone and iPod TouchVirtual Manipulatives
Variety of virtual manipulatives for interactive whiteboards (IWB's)
Virtual Manipulatives http://bit.ly/dxfNI0 #edtech #math – Jeff Thomas (jdthomas7) http://twitter.com/jdthomas7/statuses/14415867622Videogame Remakes by Orioto | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials
Videogame Remakes by Orioto During a little visit to Fubiz yesterday, I ran into something that really got my attention: Videogame remake wallpapers! These are really incredible and just blew my mind!
AMAZING artwork of famous video games.Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs - Becoming a Computer Technician
Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs - http://tr.im/p2dW - Interesting and useful list of resources. (via @smashingmag) [from http://twitter.com/tadej/statuses/2238492287]Play Whiteboard Tower Defense, a free online game on Kongregate
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Kongregate free online game Whiteboard Tower Defense - Critter warfare at its best!. Play Whiteboard Tower DefenseGoogle
Interactive Google logo celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pacman. Playable to 255 levels. Click "Insert Coin" a second time for 2-player mode (control with ASDW).
a google doodle as a playable pacman gameBoomGames.com - Free Online Games And Free Video Games Directory - Worlds Hardest Game
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pues eso... una tontería pero que enganchaWord Girl: Build Vocabulary through Word Games | Scholastic
Play vocabulary building games like Synonym Toastwith Word Girl and her buddy Captain Huggy Face, along with other word games in the Homework Hub and Teacher Online Activities.
Word Games - Synonym Toast, Rhyme Time, Funny Pages, Spelling Wizard.
Word girl website deals with reading skills in a fun way. It works with synonmys, rhyming, word games, and spelling help. This website would help with vocabulary and phonics. It is also a link to a number of great scholastic sites. k-4Sid Meier's Civilization - Official Site
Civ V announced for Sept 2010 (when for mac? ipad?) Note: site nav is all flash, so no good on ipad.Game Damage :: A new show featuring Yahtzee, Yug and Matt
Game Damage, a new gaming TV show written and presented by an unholy trinity of Yahtzee Croshaw (of the Escapist's Zero Punctuation), Guy 'Yug' Blomberg (of Australian Gamer) and Matt Burgess (of Australian Gamer also). It's new, it's (hopefully) entertaining, and it needs your help.KidsCom - Create - Write me a story
Write me a story: Kids read (and vote on their favorite) and write short stories on this kid-friendly site
Use the prompts to write your own story online and submit it. It might be published the next week!
students can practice their writing skills, stretch their imaginations, read fun stories, and maybe even get published on the Internet! Each week students are challenged to write a story using a preselected character, place, and prop. Five stories are randomly selected each week and showcased in the Web site’s Stunningly Stupendous Stories section the next week.
Students can write their own stories and comment on other students writing
Each week this site gives a character, place and prop and asks you to create a short story.UUA: Deep Fun
Directions for about 25 well-proven games for groups are succinctly supplied by this free PDF book, aimed at community building.
Kevin Kelly: "Directions for about 25 well-proven games for groups are succinctly supplied by this free PDF book. These games originated in church youth groups, but I've seen them used at camps, large family gatherings, company retreats, and even a few tech meetings. They are aimed at building community, and are primarily ones that can be run indoors. I've played a number of these games as an adult over the years and they really are deep fun. It is amazing how fast you can unleash your inner kindergartner. Some of this group fun, like Silent Football, have been around since ancient youth camp times. I wish more folks would enliven their stuffy meetings and offsites with a few of these games."
fun games to play with groups, via CoolToolsCS-TR-339 Computer Go Tech Report
An Introduction to the Computer Go Field and Associated Internet ResourcesAlice and Kev « Alice and Kev
Cult story drawn from an experiment in homelessness in SIMS 3.Bizarre Websites On Which You Can Kill Time With Style - Smashing Magazine
They give you a hexadecimal number and you have to guess which of five colours it applies to.
Gissa färgen! :)Turn Your XBMC Media Center into a Video Game Console - Xbmc - Lifehacker
Of course, the whole point of this is to turn your media center into a game console—you don't want to sit and play games on your TV with a keyboard (or maybe you do, in which case you can skip this section). If you have a gamepad already, you can configure that—if not, though, I highly recommend an Xbox 360 controller, which is USB and has drivers available for Windows direct from Microsoft. For Mac and Linux users, I know this third party driver worked well on my Mac in the past, and the xpad kernel driver or this third party Linux driver should work in Linux (though I have not tested either myself).
A guide on playing roms through xmbc
We love XBMC media centers for watching movies and TV, but if you like video games, they can do so much more. With a simple plug-in, some configuration, and a USB gamepad, you can play video games straight from your set-top box.Dextrose AG - The Browsergames-SDK Aves-Engine
E3에서 다시 선보인 HTML5 기반 웹게임엔진 Aves. 아이폰/아이패드/안드로이드에서도 잘 동작한다고.. 플래시기반 게임들중 라이트한것들은 정말 HTML5기반으로 가게될듯 http://j.mp/cxAXDt – 권정혁/Chris Kwon (xguru) http://twitter.com/xguru/statuses/16274245094Flash Game Dojo
Interested in making #flash based #games? Check out Flash Game Dojo, a project by indie devs @adamatomic and @chevyray. http://bit.ly/9zfAl3
Flash Game Dojo was started in March 2010 by Chevy Ray Johnston and Adam 'Atomic' Saltsman as a way to pool their collective knowledge of ActionScript programming, provide a trusted and benevolent host for SWF files, and to help ease new coders into the murky, shark-infested waters of creating their own Flash games. Flash Game Dojo is an ad-free, not-for-profit enterprise for game design education.iCivics | The Democracy Lab
10 of the best free games you should play today Releases new and old from every genre : TechRadar UKGoogle Pacman
... a most excellent puzzle game, wherein you build little machines to test robots. [via Math Less Travelled blog]8 Ways FarmVille Designs for Engagement | Making sense of good and bad content
Interssante #socialgaming insights uit #Farmville “@ProximityWW: Insights on social gaming provided by Zynga http://bit.ly/dePTnk”
Every web experience designer can learn from the tactics deployed in FarmVille to engage members over the long term. Here are 8 tactics you should include...
Designing compelling user experiences
RT @philmichaelson 8 Ways FarmVille Designs for Engagement | Making sense of good and bad content http://bit.ly/bqa9BMWord Games - Play Word Search, Crossword, Puzzles and Sudoku Games
Applications for Education There is no shortage of word games and typing games on the market, but what I like about Word Games is that they've put a large collection of good games in one place. By having both word games and typing games at the same place you can have your whole class go to the same url at the beginning of a lesson, but then branch out to work at their own pace on different skill sets.
Web based word games.
A large collection of online word games and typing games. The word games range from simple word searches and crosswords to games that require players to complete sentences and phrases. The typing games are a mix of simple sentence typing for speed and games that require accuracy to "defend" a character or move a character through a scene.RBox: A diy 32 bit game console for the price of a latte - rossum's posterous
ARM Cortex M0 parts from NXPhttp://supermariobroscrossover.com/
Playing Super Mario Bros. Crossover requires Flash Player 10. Click here to get it. Get Adobe Flash player
いろんなキャラクターでスーパーマリオIncrease Your User Activity with Points, Badges and Status
Increase Your User Activity with Points, Badges and Statuscells. A massively multi-agent Python programming game. « Phonons
RT @JorgenLinkas: Super Mario Bros kunsverk -> http://vimeo.com/13118504
RT @likeomg: too awesome! RT @tcollins: Super Mario Bros in real life [video] http://bit.ly/cN0wRmJRA ｜ CINEMA KEIBA ON WEB JAPAN WORLD CUP
競馬シミュレーションゲーム + スキージャンプペアの人。 普通におもしろい。実は競馬はやったことないんだけど、馬券の説明もオッズ表の見方もちゃんと教えてもらえた。たぶんターゲット層って、競馬ブーム後の若者世代だろうし、まさにドンピシャっぽい効果じゃないのかなと。これ考えて実現させたプラン力に脱帽ですね。ちなみにCGの外注費用ってどのくらいなんだろう・・・？
スキージャンプペア × 競馬。CINEMA KEIBA Japan World Cup http://jra-jwc.jp
JRAのプロモサイト。口コミ型キャンペーン。「スキージャンプ・ペア」の真島×茂木コンビ最新作。JRA ｜ CINEMA KEIBA ON WEB JAPAN WORLD CUP
競馬シミュレーションゲーム + スキージャンプペアの人。 普通におもしろい。実は競馬はやったことないんだけど、馬券の説明もオッズ表の見方もちゃんと教えてもらえた。たぶんターゲット層って、競馬ブーム後の若者世代だろうし、まさにドンピシャっぽい効果じゃないのかなと。これ考えて実現させたプラン力に脱帽ですね。ちなみにCGの外注費用ってどのくらいなんだろう・・・？
スキージャンプペア × 競馬。CINEMA KEIBA Japan World Cup http://jra-jwc.jp
CINEMA KEIBAをウェブコンテンツとして体験する事の出来るスペシャルサイト。スキージャンプペアでお馴染みの真島・茂木コンビがお届けする一味違った競馬の世界観をお楽しみ下さい。Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games
oh sweet Jesus, Google invested in Zynga? so much for "don't be evil." http://goo.gl/FgAc – Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) http://twitter.com/codinghorror/statuses/18578849294
Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. (via TechCrunch)
"Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games" http://j.mp/aaPgNh
Google starts the gaming service, actually the social network based games. At the end, Zynga is the winner who takes all the attentions from many companies interested in social games including facebook, yahoo, google and etc. That is, there is always a niche business.
Google aism to make Zynga (creators of Farmville) the cornerstone of Goolge games; expected to go live late Dec 2010 - posted circa July 2010
Google Games Part ... Duex?[Step by step modding-Guide]: Turn Baldur's Gate and its sequel into the single best CRPG experience you'll likely ever encounter : gaming
A step-by-step howto guide on modding Baldur's Gate (both games and its expansions) into one massive, awesome RPG.CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
There are three levels of game play beginner, intermediate, and advanced. As students play games, they will learn Morse Code, complete brainteasers that involve math and logic, create their own cipher machines, crack Yardleygrams and cryptograms, and learn some words in different languages.
This site from the National Security Agency offers lots of information about ciphers and codes, and lets students test their skills at detection and code-breaking.[Step by step modding-Guide]: Turn Baldur's Gate and its sequel into the single best CRPG experience you'll likely ever encounter : gaming
A step-by-step howto guide on modding Baldur's Gate (both games and its expansions) into one massive, awesome RPG.CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
There are three levels of game play beginner, intermediate, and advanced. As students play games, they will learn Morse Code, complete brainteasers that involve math and logic, create their own cipher machines, crack Yardleygrams and cryptograms, and learn some words in different languages.[Step by step modding-Guide]: Turn Baldur's Gate and its sequel into the single best CRPG experience you'll likely ever encounter : gaming
A step-by-step howto guide on modding Baldur's Gate (both games and its expansions) into one massive, awesome RPG.CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
html5로 만든 겔럭시 게임...
html5로 만든 겔럭시 게임...Alien Swarm on Steam
html5로 만든 겔럭시 게임...Cowboy Programming » Programming Poker AI
I recently programmed the AI for the World Series of Poker, developed by Left Field Productions and published by Activision. I started out thinking it would be an easy task. But it proved a lot more complex than I initially thought.
I recently programmed the AI for the World Series of Poker, developed by Left Field Productions and published by Activision. I started out thinking it would be an easy task. But it proved a lot more complex than I initially thought. This article for the budding poker AI programmer provides a foundation for a simple implementation of No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker AI, covering the basics of hand strength evaluation and betting. By following the recipe set out here, you will quickly become able to implement a reasonably strong poker AI, and have a solid foundation on which to build. I assume you are familiar with the basic terminology of poker.Cowboy Programming » Programming Poker AI
I recently programmed the AI for the World Series of Poker, developed by Left Field Productions and published by Activision. I started out thinking it would be an easy task. But it proved a lot more complex than I initially thought.Ian Bogost - Cow Clicker
The making of cow clicker, and a look at the trend of social games
In which he describes the hows and whys.
Une excellente crique et analyse sur les "jeux" sociaux.
Compulsion explains the feeling of struggling to return to something in spite of ourselves. Its flipside involves the disrespect of time that we might otherwise spend doing more valuable things—or even just pondering the thoughtful and unexpected ideas that an asynchronous game might raise. Social games so covet our time that they abuse us while we are away from them, through obligation, worry, and dread over missed opportunities.
"You get a cow. You can click on it. In six hours, you can click it again. Clicking earns you clicks. You can buy custom "premium" cows through micropayments (the Cow Clicker currency is called "mooney"), and you can buy your way out of the time delay by spending it. You can publish feed stories about clicking your cow, and you can click friends' cow clicks in their feed stories. Cow Clicker is Facebook games distilled to their essence." -- Reminds me of the game where you do the dishes.
The dialectic between theory and practice often collapses into a call and response panegyric. This in mind, I thought it might be productive to make an example that would act as its own theory.