Friday, January 11, 2013 5:29:42 PM
IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research. It augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:14:31 PM
Eventually, device capabilities have allowed human creativity to move beyond Farmville and Travian, creating cut-throat mmo-strategy with loud animated battles.
Clash of Clans has been especially successful, occupying the No. 1 slot on Apple’s top-grossing iPad game chart in over five dozen countries for weeks, according to Supercell. The games are free to download and play, but, like FarmVille and a variety of other games, Supercell sells its users in-game currency so they can speed up their game progress and buy virtual goods.
The game sounds like a huge commercial success, according to media:
>> 'Tablet-first' dev Supercell grossing $500K a day on iOShttp://www.businessinsider.com/supercell-is-suddenly-worth-600-million-2012-11
Analysis how it all works:http://deconstructoroffun.blogspot.com/2012/09/clash-of-clans-winning-formula.htmlhttp://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/183064/supercells_secret_sauce.php
Random comments from the web:
>>>> are u buying gems for real cash?
>> I did purchase gems once. I figured the game was free so i could spend some money on it. Spent $100 but realized i probably shouldnt have after i used them all.
>>>> I get that urge to open my wallet and purchase gems on a daily basis but for Supercell, in an industry where Zynga is shedding employees and app are make it or break it, that's probably a great thing.
Developer's site: http://www.supercell.net/
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:17:12 PM
Anton Plohotnyk teaches kids to program "AI" with Lego robots, here you can taste a bit of the same, by trying to script your little bot to do tricky things with limited set of instructions:http://art.xitona.com/Articles/light_bot/Light-Bot.swf
Thursday, August 9, 2012 10:16:48 PM
Ten minutes ago i haven't knew about Zen Magnets, now i know they can under certain circumstances
kill a human:http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/07/4702525/cpsc-sues-zen-magnets-over-hazardous.html
But, if you have ever played with explosives, you know that even deadly things can be very fun
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:34:07 PM
There are his thoughts on games in web browser and (in)security of WebGL, starting from 2:34:00.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:56:04 PM
who needs Diablo 3, if you have this:http://jayisgames.com/games/parameters/
p.s.: i completed it all. in japanese. but you can switch to english
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:01:36 PM
(looks) Sponsored by Microsoft, works in all modern browsers and even in IE9, very smooth framerate.
Quoting my friend: "when i see it.. i am scared. I can never do anything like this with all my knowledge of CSS and HTML
Good time to start learning new stuff, if you want to stay in the biz
There is a small postmortem - http://www.cuttherope.ie/dev/
- but it has more marketing, than tech stuff.
p.s.: game is awesome, if you have never heard of it (for some reason)