Tag: gaming

The biggest tech news of the day (at least at the moment) stems from a little gaming device created by a small Portland company

I caught this news yesterday and I was like, “Yup. Typical Panic.” Typical Panic in the fact that the revered and award winning software developer had done something interesting again. Something quirky and slightly weird. Something that no one knew they needed. And the market was responding. Extremely positively.

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What's better than building games? Playing games at the Cartoon Network Game Jam Showcase

Remember a while back, when Rose City Game Consulting gathered a bunch of awesome game developers to hack on stuff for Cartoon Network? Well, that was awesome. But what came out of that weekend? Even more awesome, of course. And now, you get to experience that awesome, firsthand. It’s the Cartoon Network Game Jam Showcase. Read More

It's like setting a tee time. But for Destiny. With less gaudy attire. Maybe.

The world of gaming has moved from that of a largely solitary basement dwelling existence to that of having practically every aspect of the experience happening in a social setting. With other gamers. And interactions. And shared environments. From competitive leaderboards to collaborating and competing with other gamers around the world. Read More

Catch GameLoading: Rise of the Indies in Portland next week

Portland’s indie gaming scene continues to grow and flourish, fueled in part by the wealth of game experience throughout the region. But building games as an independent can sometimes be a very solitary existence. So it’s nice to get out once in awhile. So why not hit a movie? About indie gamers. Okay. Even if you’re not a game developer you should check out GameLoading: Rise of the Indies. Read More

Get ready to get Gone: Gone Home game from Portland's Fullbright Company premieres August 15

We were all pretty excited when we heard that a few folks from the Bioshock crew were forming Fullbright Company, right here in Portland. And we’ve been eagerly awaiting the fruits of that collaboration. Well get ready to be happy. Fullbright’s first major title is available. Introducing Gone Home. Read More

No longer under thumb: Selfpubd Thumb Arcade strives to make indie game developers' products more prominent

One of the benefits of greater access to technology is that practically anyone can build anything. One of the downsides of greater access to technology is that practically anyone can build anything. Read More

Game on! Jane McGonigal swings by Portland to talk about gaming and education

It’s always amazing to me how lucky we are to have awesome people swinging by Portland. Especially when they sneak up on us. Case in point: did you know Jane McGonigal was speaking here, next week? Read More

New partnerships have Urban Airship getting even more gamey

You’ve built one of the leading platforms for enabling push notifications on smartphones. Where do you go next? Well, if you’re Portland’s Urban Airship, you look for creative opportunities to use that technology to improve experiences. And gaming seems like a perfect venue to do just that. Read More

A chunk of the BioShock team regroups in Portland as The Fullbright Company

There’s a small but growing group of game developers here in Portland. Some of them have built awesome stuff. Some are in the midst of creating amazing games. And some have the potential to do something incredible.

So when you encounter a group that has all three of those qualities? You take notice. Meet The Fullbright Company. Read More

Facilitating the Foursquare factor: Janrain partners with Badgeville to offer game mechanics

Seems like everyone is trying to incorporate game mechanics into their applications and offerings. Or, as we used to call them, “frequent flyer programs” or “loyalty programs.” Granted, there’s more than that to game mechanics, but that’s a big part of it.

Well, what if you could gain those same kind of benefits by using one of the systems you already have in place? Like if your login credential gave you the ability to earn badges and whatnot? That’s what Portland-based Janrain is exploring with a new partnership with Badgeville. Read More

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