Video games hold a great deal of potential for engaging folks on a variety of different levels. But, to be honest, that potential is often squandered. So that’s why it’s incredibly refreshing to see other uses for the medium—like effectively communicating the emotions and frustrations of others. Take Hair Nah, a online game from Portland’s Momo Pixel that provides insight into a common annoyance for black people: uninvited hair touching.
I don’t know about you, but for me, games and cartoons seem like a perfect match. Creative, fantastical worlds. The ability to live outside of the confines of earthly physics. It’s really a blank slate. So combining the two? It could be amazing. That’s why I’m so excited to see what comes out of the Cartoon Network Game Jam, happening Valentine’s Day weekend. Read More
Without getting too philosophical. There are times. (NOTE: This is getting too philosophical, already.) There are times when you’re kind of there in a moment. And you realize that your perception has been nudged. Maybe tweaked. Maybe changed. But definitely nudged. And it’s some crazy work of art that has managed to do it. And I’ll be damned if Mayday! Deep Space hasn’t managed to do that to me. Read More
While many folks get an iPhone to be—well, a phone—many soon discover that it works far better as a gaming and computing device than an actual phone. But that gameplay can often leave a bit to be desired. Read More
Talk to any independent mobile app developer and—without fail—they’ll all have one concern in common: discoverability. You see, in a world where apps are proliferating and large corporations can afford to spend millions to promote them, independent developers are often left doing anything they can to be seen. Read More