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App Camping

For the second year in a row, I packed my necessities and headed into the wilderness for the Canadian May long weekend. OK … well by necessities, I mean my iPad, and by the wilderness, I mean the stunning Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.  Yup, that’s right, another App Camp has come and gone. When […]

Experiences Rule Products at the Sandbox

This year’s Sandbox Summit, hosted by MIT on April 17th and 18th, ranged from the very low tech (a live action card game) to very high tech FlickerLab’s new live (animation studio).  Despite the diversity of participants, there was one recurring theme: kids need and expect experiences rather than products.  And for producers and developers, […]

An Update from Filament Games: WInners of the First National STEM Video Game Challenge

The developer’s prize for the first National STEM Video Game Challenge went to Filament Games, headed by Dan White and Dan Norton, for You Make Me Sick, a game in which students design a bacteria or virus and attempt to infect a target host. Creative Director Dan Norton writes in with an update and shares […]

A Mobile Manifesto: Let’s Keep Talking

Here at the Cooney Center, we often talk about the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration, and I love it when talented people from different sectors of the industry get together and do something great.  Last week, brilliant app developer Andy Russell of Launchpad Toys joined forces with one of my favorite kids-tech writers, Dan Donahoo of […]

Bubble Ball Bounces to the Top

The game that has knocked “Angry Birds Seasons” off its perch as the top free game in the iTunes store was designed by a self-taught 14-year-old programmer. According to ABC News, Robert Nay decided to design his own game after doing some research in the public library and downloading Corona, a software developer’s kit. With […]

Games Industry Black Book

Check out the Game Industry Black Book Q3 Q4 2010. Excellent opportunities and resources on development, career, distribution, platforms, marketing, and other business opportunities.

Game Up!: SF GDC 2009 Highlights

Reprinted from the April 2009 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: “Spore’s Wake: What Seriously Happened?” More than 17,000 game industry professionals gathered on March 23-27 for the largest game developers conference in the world, the San Francisco Game Developers Conference (GDC). This year, one stimulating panel asked, what would it take to make games that leave people […]