Pandoracon 2016 Session – Accessibility in Games

Accessibility in Games Presented by Jay Kidd & Steve Dorgan (Wraith Games) With gaming becoming more popular than ever, games that are accessible to disabled individuals are more important than ever.

Pandoracon 2016 Session – How to Build an Indie Game Studio

How to Build an Indie Game Studio Presented by Jay Kidd & Steve Dorgan (Wraith Games) Let Jay and Steve of Wraith Games tell you how to start an indie game studio!

Scythe

Scythe is a role-playing strategy game set in an alternate, dieselpunk timeline where giant machines shake the battlefields of Europa and disenfranchised leaders must rely on their innate skills to gather the armies and expand their territories. Think of it as a cross between Risk and D&D.

Epic Nerd Camp?!

It’s the summer camp you could only dream of as a kid – and now you can go as an adult! It’s the best of the magical worlds you’ve dreamed of and the magic that goes into making those worlds.

November 6th, 1935 – The Origins of the Game “Monopoly”

Until 1973 it was a “lost” piece of information that Parker Brothers acquired the forerunner patents for Monopoly from Elizabeth Magie on November 6th, 1935.

Adaptation is the Name of the Game

There are diverse reasons why a movie grabs the attention of an audience or why it sputters in the theaters. Each movie endeavor is a complex mix of story ideas, casting, narrative, writing, cinematography, musical score, advertising, and other intangibles. If one element does not work, the success of the entire movie is at risk. Is it any wonder that studios look to produce movies with a built-in fan base? This is why studios are more likely to fund remakes or sequels—and why they search out best-selling novels, popular comic series, and MMO, RPG, and FPS games to adapt. * Yet movies developed from games tend to provide mixed results among fans. Some are successful—like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider—and some fade away into obscurity. There are two movies in development that gamers will instantly recognize: Borderlands and Warcraft: Fans will have the opportunity to judge for themselves if the massive success of these games will be duplicated on the big screen.

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 59: Gaming: Console vs PC

Which is better for gaming? A console of a PC? It depends on who you ask, but we talk about it! Matt “hammer” Gibbs comes back to the podcast to talk about the gaming war that has been raging on since the earliest days of gaming. We talk the pros, cons, and everything in between […]

Lucas Arts Resurrects a Tale of the Dead

This week features the re-launch of Grim Fandango, Lucas Arts’ film noir style game for PC, Mac, and PlayStation. The release has been expanded and it is now also available for iPads, iPhones, and Androids. It has been more than fifteen years since the original release and, if you missed it the first time around, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this second chance to experience this visually stunning dark tale of the dead.

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