Applied game theory 101: Valve’s Steam Summer Sale involves a meta game with teams of Steam users competing for daily prizes. On Reddit the players join together to take turns winning daily. Valve gets wise and performs an existential attack, changing the rules to make it harder for players to want to coordinate.
Still, that all the players joined together to game the system gives me hope for humanity. Its a self organized solution to a tragedy of the commons problem. Only in this case the tragedy is by design and is updated to be more tragic.
Mario Maker - Design Mario levels on the Wii U. Time to break out my Mario level design documents from when I was 8.
This entry covers the historical context of Space War!, and instructions for working with our in-browser emulator. The system doesn’t require installed plugins (although a more powerful machine and recent browser version is suggested).
The JSMESS emulator (a conversion of the larger MESS project) also contains a real-time portrayal of the lights and switches of a Digital PDP-1, as well as links to documentation and manuals for this $800,000 (2014 dollars) minicomputer.
You’ve gotta watch this Super Smash Bros. Melee documentary that follows some of the top players in the scene—it’s quite good. Accessible, too: you don’t need to be a fox-only no-items final destination type player to enjoy it; they break the game down wonderfully.
Paola Antonelli: Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA (by TEDtalksDirector)
A Slower Speed of Light Official Trailer — MIT Game Lab (by Steven Schirra)
“A Slower Speed of Light is a first-person game in which players navigate a 3D space while picking up orbs that reduce the speed of light in increments. A custom-built, open-source relativistic
graphics engine allows the speed of light in the game to approach the player’s own maximum walking speed. Visual effects of special relativity gradually become apparent to the player, increasing
the challenge of gameplay. These effects, rendered in realtime to vertex accuracy, include the Doppler effect; the searchlight effect; time dilation; Lorentz transformation; and the runtime
A production of the MIT Game Lab.
Play now for Mac and PC! http://gamelab.mit.edu/games/a-slower-speed-of-light/”
It is not just another Team Fortress 2 map. No. It has a laser death cat.
THE GRIND (by Thecorp303)
A howto on making your video game accessible to those with disabilities (blind, color blind, deaf, etc)
The AbleGamers Foundation has created a 48-page document it hopes will serve as a how-to guide for game developers and publishers on how to create more accessible games. The in-depth guide by the disability non-profit covers in great detail how to make games available to those with varying degrees of mobility, hearing, visual and cognitive issues.
Classic 2d space shooter except you are fighting the ghosts of previous players. Your play through is replayed as an enemy against future players. Also, written in HTML/JS
Zineth Release Trailer (by Russell Honor)
This is a student game. Amazing design and music. A more abstract, massive and fast Jet Set Radio.
A veteran of the satirical trivia game series since its first heyday in the 1990s, Heinrich talks about Jack’s writing process, its long hiatus, and that short-lived live-action TV version.
Brief history of Worms and info on the next entry in the series.
Introducing the Source Filmmaker (by SourceFilmMaker)
Ready Player One Easter Egg Hunt - Contest Announcement (by ernestcline)
Jet Set Radio HD coming soon with awesome soundtrack promised. Exciting!