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Amazon’s Free Game Engine a Tough Sell for Educational Developers

Is this the engine of the future?<p>Amazon’s announcement last month they were releasing Lumberyard, a free 3D game engine, was certainly good news for …

Form Validation UX in HTML and CSS

You can do and impressive amount of form validation with just HTML attributes. You can make the user experience pretty clean and clear with CSS …

Web Development

In-game Feedback Forms

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Game Development

Game Design Deep Dive: Traffic systems in Cities: Skylines

<i>Game Design Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design features or mechanics within a video game, in</i> …

Game Development

Colossal Order’s city building game smashes records

Initially started by a group of five friends, the Finnish game design company Colossal Order sold its game Cities: Skylines over half a million …

Nina Freeman On Developing Her New Game, how do you Do it?

I could almost envision myself when I was in middle school, packed in a room full of sweaty adolescents, some are aware and others not so much of …

Games that heal

Making games in Twine has helped one woman cope with pain other methods haven't reached, and connected a community<p>The games I make are more to me …

New Twine game simulates life as a AAA game writer

<i>"You would very much like to know how anyone -- how Melville, Shakespeare, or even Marc Laidlaw -- could write 'convincing' combat dialogue for a</i> …

Game Design

The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing

A full creative life requires equally that we cultivate a capacity for boredom, as legendary psychoanalyst Adam Phillips asserted, and learn to welcome rather than avoid difficulty, as Nietzsche believed. Great stories, like great life-stories, are woven of the same interplay between fertile ennui …

Gamification Harnesses the Power of Games to Motivate « Online Learning Update

<b>By Kevin Werbach, Epoch Times</b><p>Walk through any public area and you’ll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like Game of War and …

Gamification

Gamable Stories and Some Tea

<i>"Game AI is what allows designers to express themselves through the characters – showing the vision of who/what that char is. Therefore, the best AI</i> …

Game Design

Why Study Game Narrative?

<i>A letter to students at ARCOS in Santiago, Chile</i><i>.</i> Dear ARCOS students,It came as some small surprise to me when, in a recent letter, your instructor …

Grand Theft Auto

The Cake Is Not a Lie: How to Design Effective Achievements

[<i>In this first in a new series of articles, PhD researcher and game designer Lucas Blair uses academic research to formulate best practices for</i> …

Game Development

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Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.<p>The bench and tools sit compactly against one wall so you still …

ownCloud 8 (Server) Released With Usability Improvements, Favorites Support

ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, …

Google Drive

Inside the Utopian Community of Serenbe

Tour a town house in the eco-village of Serenbe.<p>Marie and Steve Nygren collaborated with designer Smith Hanes to create a European Country-house mood in their town house. It's nestled in the sustainable village of Serenbe — an eco-community that the couple founded in Georgia — and features plenty …

Graphic design inspiration: 50 amazing designers you should know – Learn

<i>There’s a certain feeling that you get when you step into an art gallery or see an exhibition for the first time.</i><p>Inspiration: it makes your eyes wide …

Graphic Design

Online Slide Show as pure HTML5/CSS3 solution: NO Javascript

SAY IT WITH CSS3! - Online slide show implements "darkbox" pop-up using pure CSS3/HTML5 features

44 Responsive Web Design Resources: The Ultimate List

GIFs<p>Froont created my favorite article of 2014. Check out their “9 basic principles of responsive web design” in GIF form!<p>Don’t like reading long …

WAACS enables green energy usage on-the-go with rollable solar charger

<b><br>WAACS enables green energy usage on-the-go with rollable solar charger</b><br>all images courtesy of WAACS<p><b>rotterdam-based consultancy studio WAACS has</b> …

The Uncertain Web: Pointer Event Polyfill and Chrome Fragmentation

The Uncertain Web might be out, but that doesn’t mean that I’m done talking about the current state of the open web platform. I’m going to get back …

Android News

Apple acquires micro-LED display maker LuxVue

Apple has acquired LuxVue Technology, a company that makes low-power displays for mobile electronics, according to TechCrunch. Citing sources close …

Botanicula review: a humor-filled adventure game with an engaging storyline

Fans of puzzle games will likely remember the stunning and bizarre world of Machinarium. The game was acclaimed for its beautiful landscapes, …

Facebook updates Messenger with video sharing, improved search and more

Social networking giant Facebook today has refreshed its iOS Messenger application, redesigned from the ground up last November, with a few new …

Clear to-do app gains Reminders and sound packs

Keeping true to its promise, the popular Clear to-do app for iOS and OS X by Realmac Software has received a nice little update today, bringing out a …

Fleksy Keyboard for iOS refreshed with revamped UI, six new themes and more

As you know, Apple has not yet opened up the iPhone’s virtual keyboard to developers so you can’t just go into the App Store and replace the stock …

Apple patent ditches GPS for Wi-Fi to better determine location indoors

Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday that will help its Maps app better track your location indoors.<p>The …