Formula D

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There has been a long standing argument as to whether racing is a sport, I don’t really have a dog in that fight (or a car in that race?) but I might pose another question. Can racing be a board game? The first game that comes to mind is the 1950s classic, Mille Bornes. A French card game in which players compete to travel 1000 km while dealing with hazards along the way. (more…)

Infinity Blade

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Remember the good ol’ days of cellphone gaming? Solitaire and Snake. Forget those, Infinity Blade is the cell gaming lobotomy the industry needed. The game marks a revolution in the limitations of technology and whats expected out of mobile game developers. The iOS platform (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) has given a stage for games like this to shine on. Graphics, mechanics, storyline, and hours of gameplay are all attainable in the mobile environment. If you don’t believe me, download Infinity Blade. (more…)

Lunch Money

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Growing up I’ve had a few sketchy moments on the playground during recess. That stereotypical “gimme your lunch money!” interaction never happened to me (we all had free lunch growing up in the Cleveland Public School system), but I’ve definitely had more than my fair share of scuffles. Lunch Money is a game that simulates that unforgettable experience of a playground brawl. (more…)

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry

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Stumbled upon this high quality documentary about the production of Board Games. Worth a watch.

“This documentary shows how a board game makes the leap from an idea to your table. You’ll see every aspect of the manufacturing process: the technology and machines, the many detailed steps, and the hundreds of people that are involved in the production of a single game.”

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry
from The Spiel on Vimeo.

 

Doodle Jump

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Platforming games have been around for as long as I can remember. Whether its Mario, Sonic, Mega Man or the original Donkey Kong, the genre is timeless. Doodle Jump came to us at a time when the mobile gaming world was turned on its head with the popularity of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. For a long time mobile gaming has been limited to Snake and Solitaire — those days are gone, and Doodle Jump was one of the games that ushered in the new wave of mobile games. (more…)