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101 New & Upcoming Indie Games We're Excited About

We’re huge fans of indie games here at <b>Den of Geek</b>, and for very good reason! Many of today’s independent game developers are responsible for some of …

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

Osmo by Tangible Play

During the annual Toy Fair in NYC in February, between the Grumpy Cat plush dolls and temporary tattoos that sing and dance, we discovered a gem: an educational toy that makes use of the iPad in an unconventional way. Instead of being an app that just has kids completely focused on a small screen, …

Interactive Education with 1000 Days of Syria

When journalist Mitch Swenson ventured into the north of Syria in September 2013, he witnessed the tragic depths of the war first-hand. Most of the conflict coverage centered around the cities, but Swenson soon found that no person was left untouched by violence, regardless of where they existed …

Journalism

The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

SumoBoy: the game that takes aim at bullying

There's no denying that bullying is a pretty big and long-standing problem. It's entirely possible it's one that will never be solved -- but that doesn't stop some brave people from standing up and trying.<p>One such group is a Sydney-based global development studio called TAPRR, and its method has …

5 inventive iOS games that wowed Leo’s Fortune designer

Bouncing, huffing and puffing through a beautifully-rendered cartoon world, avoiding jagged rolling wheels and collecting coins, <i>Leo’s Fortune</i> may just be the year’s most lovable iPhone game. But which games did its creators fall in love with?<p>Following our exclusive look inside behind the scenes of …

iOS

An Iranian developer's entrancing game about his culture and the mathematics of art

When 21-year old Mahdi Bahrami took the stage at this year's Experimental Gameplay Workshop, the audience was entranced by his game <i>Engare</i>.<p>Projected onto a large screen to a crowd of hundreds of people, Bahrami showed solutions to his geometric, ancient Iranian art-influenced puzzle game. "So you …