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Outbreak: the Game is part of the Serious Games Initiative. This Outbreak requires players to respond to the apandemic like the Avian Flu virus and its impact. The game’s website has more information: http://www.outbreakthegame.com/
The game is still in development but, like many serious games, it already raises interesting questions about gaming. For […]
Mainstream media keeps picking up stories on serious games–mainly on games for health or games in relation to politics (including the ever-popular video games and violence issues). And, now mainstream game journalism has entered the mix. The CMP Game Group has released Serious Games Source. While Serious Games Source went live in March 2006, […]
Hopefully everyone catches the title allusion to those tomes of forbidden humor that all the kids in my grade school coveted in the furthest corners of the playground. This is what The Turds feels like to me, the sort of terrible, terrible humor that I know full well I shouldn’t be laughing at. But […]
The Sex in Videogames conference is coming up later this week (June 8-9, 2006). While sex and games has gotten a lot of press with the Hot Coffee mod, there’s been less press on the potential for games to deliver sexy and informative content.
For informative content, Iser games has just released two versions of […]
Retro Remakes is a new contest that runs from June 1 (today) through August 31. The contest wants games that are remade with accessibility in mind. Specifically, the contest wants: “Good remakes of good games that anyone can play, regardless of their ability.” They’re interested in games that limit the required means of user […]
In addition to mainstream games and indy games, like the games designed by girls, a number of designing tools, including new ways to learn programming are in production. Many are aimed at interesting atypical programmers. Projects like Mary Flanagan’s Rapunsel Project, which aims to build a software environment to teach programming concepts to kids. […]
Last year’s Indigo Prophecy (from Atari) was a relatively successful title. It got great reviews from most reviewers, but it was, at best, a cult hit from the mainstream perspective. In fact, Indigo Prophecy was a very anti-game game: Interactivity was sacrificed at almost every turn in favor of metaphorical actions that felt […]
I remember several years ago, probably 1999 or 2000, I was wandering Kentia Hall at E3 and came across these wacky Koreans with what looked like oversized GBAs with antennas. Intrigued, I stopped to check them out, and they proceeded to show me the early prototype of what eventually became the GP32, a 32-bit […]
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Plasma Pong is a completely tripped-out version of regular Pong that incorporates fluid dynamics. In addition to deflecting the ball with your paddle, you can now use jets and vortices of fluid pressure to help guide the ball. And all of this is rendered in a super-colorful “plasma” style. If you love the visual style of games like Geometry Wars, Mutant Storm, and Darwinia, then you need to check this one out. Click here to download Plasma Pong, free for Windows PCs.
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