‘A Sailor’s Dream’ Is Like Going on Vacation Through Your iPad

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I don’t really want to tell you any part of the story because part of the joy is finding each clue on your own, but I can tell you that if you can’t get to the beach, spending a half hour with ‘A Sailor’s Dream’ is the next best thing. It will make your heart ache while it simultaneously makes you hopeful that there are still gorgeous, unique games to be made. Continue reading

Tynker: Visual Game Programming Tools For Kids

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I’m teaching a bunch of technology camps this summer, and one of the camps I’m most looking forward to is Beginning Game Programming. My goal is to introduce the students to the basic concepts of programming but also to give them hands-on time with as many game development platforms as we can fit into the week.

One of the tools that I’m definitely going to introduce to the students is Tynker. If you’re not familiar with it and have a student who is showing strong interesting in creating his or her own games, you’ll definitely want to check out their website. Continue reading

Celebrate ‘Roaring Skies’ With a Dragonite Distribution

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With the latest card game expansion, ‘Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies,’ now available, tabletop gamers have yet another way to enjoy their Pokémon. Fans of the video game will be able to get in on the fun next month with a special Dragonite distribution event at GameStop. Continue reading

‘Disney Infinity 3.0′ Includes Every ‘Star Wars’ Film (But Starts With ‘Episode I’)

With every ‘Star Wars’ film being included in game form, ‘Disney Infinity 3.0′ poses a challenge to parents wanting to start their children on ‘Episode IV.’ ‘Episodes I-II’ come in the starter pack. Continue reading

The Avengers, Re-imagined!

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See Earth’s mightiest re-imagined as characters from all corners of pop culture, including ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ and ‘Adventure Time.’ Continue reading