The Neat Little Experiments of Ludum Dare Entries #LDJam

Since I’m on vacation, I’ve had more time dedicated to playing and rating the entries from Ludum Dare #33, and it occurs to me that I’ve never played so many games from a compo before.

And apparently I’ve been missing out.

When over 1,200 people submit games within 48 hours for a single theme, you’re . . . → Read More: The Neat Little Experiments of Ludum Dare Entries #LDJam

People Play Games in Ways We May Not Anticipate

Sometime back I had recommended Spryfox’s Alphabear to a coworker.

Yesterday he told me that his children love the game. Apparently they get 30 minutes of screen time, and instead of coding, they now play the word game.

He told me that it is very educational, and his son especially seems to be expanding . . . → Read More: People Play Games in Ways We May Not Anticipate

Clinical Trials for Games? Brain Games Based on Real Science

I normally listen to audiobooks in my car, but I had just finished one and hadn’t visited the library yet to check out another, so I had the radio on.

I caught the tail end of an NPR story about a game trying to get approved by the FDA, so I told my phone . . . → Read More: Clinical Trials for Games? Brain Games Based on Real Science

You Can Now Start Submitting Your Games to IGF 2016

The Independent Games Festival is now accepting submissions for next year’s awards.

The deadline to get your game submitted is October 26, 2015. Other key dates to pay attention to:

Early January, 2016 Finalists Announced March 14 – March 18, 2016 Game Developers Conference 2016 March 14 – March 15, 2016 Indie Games . . . → Read More: You Can Now Start Submitting Your Games to IGF 2016

Five Nights at Freddy’s Creator Has Constructive Criticism for His Critics

In a post on the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Steam page, Scott Cawthon asked his more hateful critics to focus on something more productive.

After previous unsuccessful games, Cawthon has found a cult hit in his series about terrifying animatronics in a kid’s themed restaurant. And when you get some success, there will always . . . → Read More: Five Nights at Freddy’s Creator Has Constructive Criticism for His Critics

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