Read The Arty Party by Jim Preston, Gamasutra: “Last November Roger Ebert reviewed the film Hitman (…) and raised the ante in his ongoing low-stakes game of “is it art?” with video gamers. Instead of simply declaring, as he has done in the past, that videogames are not art, Ebert goes even further to declare […]
Watch intro to Unity Tutorials: Beginner Editor and Beginner Graphics from Unity website.
The Canisius College Video Institute’s latest project, 1812: By Fire and Sword, is a narrative film and virtual exhibit features local re-enactors and professional actors telling the stories of The Burning of Buffalo, Red Jacket, Laura Secord, Cyrenius Chapin, General McClure and other key events that characterized The War of 1812 in the “Niagara Theatre.” […]
Read This Is War (for a Game Industry’s Soul) by David Streitfeld, The New York Times “The Swedish Army drafted Patrick Bach in the early 1990s and tried to make a soldier out of him. No such luck. Mr. Bach couldn’t see the point of pretending to protect a country at peace since the Napoleonic […]
Introductory tutorial to NURBS modeling in Maya by Ellery Connell: Watch the tutorial
Read Why Gamification Is Winning Points on Campus by Jennifer Zaino, EdTech “There’s a growing respect for the use of digital games in the learning and discovery processes, whether to raise knowledge around school subjects; help business professionals master new skills; keep college students on course; heighten people’s awareness of health issues; boost appreciation of […]
Very good tutorials by Tohm Judson that take you through the process of modeling a game level or interior architectural space in Maya. They cover both polygonal modeling and UV mapping techniques. Links: Maya: Game Level Design, part 1 Maya: Game Level Design, part 2 Maya: Game Level UV Mapping Have fun!
Read How PlayJam Plans To Shake Up The Microconsole Market by Mike Rose, Gamasutra “But ultimately, what we want to do is plug GameStick’s network into as many other TV-relevant devices as possible because, for our developer network to get value out of what we’re doing, we need to be serving tens of millions of […]
A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger by Matt Richtel from The New York Times “There may be a new market for video games: octogenarians. Brain scientists have discovered that swerving around cars while simultaneously picking out road signs in a video game can improve the short-term memory and long-term focus of older […]
Developers Speak Out: Why Microconsoles? by Christian Nutt, Gamasutra The launch of Ouya is behind us, but Playjam’s GameStick, Mad Catz’s Mojo, and others are still to come — and that’s just year one. The era of microconsoles has barely gotten started, but they already inspire strong feelings in many developers. Read more…