Monthly Archives: March 2009

OnLive investors out to lunch?

The revolutionary game streaming system OnLive was announced at GDC this week and has prompted a flurry of press about the future of the games industry. Their presentation was ultra slick and all the right buzz words were in place. Cloud computing… tick End to piracy… tick Ground breaking video compression… tick Streaming HD video… […]

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Skype – tech 4 life

Filed under Tech4Life – the VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) video-calling software Skype is one of those bits of tech that has made a real positive impact on my life. I recently relocated to Hong Kong to live but am working with a company in the UK and attending Monday morning management meetings. A few […]

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Résumé tips.

Breaking in to the games industry can be really tough. Just like other creative industries, such as movies and TV, there is a lot of competition for relatively few entry level positions. No surprise then that one of the common requests on the IGDA’s Breaking In Forum is for a review/help with a résumé. While […]

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No port in a (financial) storm

It used to be the case that selling your studio to a multi-national publisher was a great way to secure the future of your company. Massive financial resources would be available to a develop to create those great games you had always wanted to make, which would in-turn get major marketing support as the publisher […]

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Steve “Snowy” White and the Seven Directors

Deep in the Enchanted Forest stands a lovely little cottage; home to Steve White and the Seven Directors. Steve, known as “Snowy” to his pals, is the sole employee of a game development company Enchantia Software. He’s the sole employee because all seven of the other people working there are Company Directors. The Seven Directors […]

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Strawdog Studios » Turbo Duck

Strawdog Studios have just announced their first iPhone /iPod Touch title “Turbo Duck” Strawdog Studios » Turbo Duck. The game is a fun arcade game in which you must guide a rubber duck around a pool to collect floating flags, while avoiding the obstacle’s which fill the pool over time. Hazards include toy boats, submarines, […]

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Sixth Sense – tech 4 life

This video from Ted.com is a very interesting presentation given by Pattie Maes from MIT about a project being spearheaded by one of her students Pranav Mistry. The system is a wearable device that recognises what is in front of you (a person, a product, a newspaper) and can project meta data related to that […]

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