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Thursday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 September 2017 - 11:00am
The week continues along. This has been a pretty good one, I must say. My new dice came in. So I’m happy about that. We’re also getting ever-closer to the weekend. I’m making plans not only for Saturday gaming, but hopefully a regular RP here at the office starting next week. So that should be […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

CiviCRM Date Tokens

New Drupal Modules - 28 September 2017 - 10:04am

This module provides an enhancement to the CiviCRM module.

When creating emails within CiviCRM, there are "tokens" to replace content in the email with personalized values relative to the recipient (e.g. something like "[first_name]" will be replaced with "Martin"). This module adds tokens to represent today's date.

Categories: Drupal

Code.gov

New Drupal Modules - 28 September 2017 - 10:03am
Overview

This module allows a Drupal site to be used to maintain an inventory of open-source software, and outputs that data according to the schema required by code.gov. The output is available at /code.json on the Drupal site itself.

Categories: Drupal

RWBY: Combat Ready Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 September 2017 - 10:00am
Rooster Teeth and Arcane Wonders are teaming up to bring you a new board game. It’s called RWBY: Combat Ready, based on the show of the same name. Players work cooperatively, taking on the role of one of the four main characters from the series, each with their own unique combat deck, looking to take […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Outdated Translation

New Drupal Modules - 28 September 2017 - 9:59am

This module enhance cores 'outdated translation' feature;

  • Choose if you want to mark a single translation, all translations, or translations using a specific language as source, as outdated
  • Confirmation message before marking several translations as outdated
  • User permissions to manage who can mark translations as outdated
Categories: Drupal

Mediacurrent: A Brief History of Google’s V8 Javascript Engine

Planet Drupal - 28 September 2017 - 9:59am

Javascript has a reputation in developer circles as a terrible language. It’s classless, loosely typed, and plagued by cross browser issues. Douglas Crockford, author of JavaScript: The Good Parts, said “JavaScript contains some of the best ideas ever put into a programming language and it contains some of the worst ideas ever put into a programming language.” It was created in just 10 days in 1995, and not standardized by ECMA until almost 3 years later. Microsoft initially decided not to implement the new standards, almost putting an end to the language in its infancy.

Categories: Drupal

Plastic King Tiger Kit Available To Pre-Order From Warlord Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 September 2017 - 9:00am
When we look back on history, it’s only natural to come up with “what if?” scenarios. How would things have changed if certain factors had been altered. One that plays on many WWII historians minds is “what if the Germans had put the King Tiger tank into action earlier or in greater numbers?” The few […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Paragraphs Title

New Drupal Modules - 28 September 2017 - 8:17am

Simple and effective paragraph type that allows the current page title to be inserted into a paragraphs field.

Categories: Drupal

ELO Darkness Relaunches on Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 September 2017 - 8:00am
Kickstarters don’t always succeed the first time around. This can be due to an almost unlimited number of factors. But if that happens, creators shouldn’t be disheartened. I’ve seen quite a few campaigns reconfigure, regroup, and relaunch with a campaign that blows away their initial expectations. It’s looking like that’ll be the case for ELO […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

WYSIWYG Filter Extend

New Drupal Modules - 28 September 2017 - 7:21am

This module provides extended functionality for the wysiwyg_filter module. Specifically, it overwrites the blacklist such that there is the option to allow additional tags such as <button>, <embed>, and <iframe>. This is useful in many cases such as embedding youtube videos into content.

This module was developed thanks to PeaceWorks Technology Solutions.

Categories: Drupal

Stencil

New Drupal Modules - 28 September 2017 - 7:14am

Stencil provides basic support and an API for using Stencil web components with Drupal.

What is Stencil?

(Copied from their homepage)

"Stencil is a tool for building modern Web Components

Stencil combines some of the best features from traditional frameworks, but outputs 100% standards-compliant Custom Elements, part of the Web Component spec.

Categories: Drupal

Plaid Hat Games Previews Flops From Stuffed Fables

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 September 2017 - 7:00am
Many people are excited for the upcoming Stuffed Fables storytelling game from Plaid Hat. It’s gotten quite the reaction over on our social network sites. So you should be excited to know that a new preview has been posted. This time, we get a look at another of the fuzzy creatures that you can play […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

What VR Needs to Evolve - by John Sutherland

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:26am
Virtual Reality seems to have hit a plateau. But what it needs to break through to massive acceptance is as old as Aristotle. It has to realize its potential as a story form.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Six Years of the MADE - by Alex Handy

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:24am
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment celebrates 6 years open to the public, today. Here's a look at what's going on at the MADE before we celebrate 6 years this Saturday.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Viability of Spec Game Scripts - by Sande Chen

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:24am
In this article, game writer Sande Chen weighs the primacy of gameplay inspiration over story, and story inspiration over gameplay, to opine on whether or not the game industry would ever accept spec game scripts.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Addictive Pulls of Gacha Design - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:24am
Gacha design has become a popular option for mobile and free to play games, and we're going to take a look at how it's as addicting as it is controversial.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

How to break into the gaming industry - by Lottie Wilson

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:22am
Gaming is becoming a popular industry to work in: worth more than Hollywood, and bringing in approximately $60bn a year, it’s a lucrative marketplace.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

100 Days of VR: Day 15 Adding Shooting, Hit, and More Walking Sound Effects! - by Josh Chang

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:22am
In Day 15, we're going to add more sound effects to our game from the same Asset pack we found from the Unity store the day before.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Marketing Strategy - Part 2 - Creating a Press Kit - by Stavros Pilatis

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:22am
Second in a three part series focused on detailing an indie marketing strategy giving actual examples of: Where to find contacts What to put in a press kit How to execute contacting the press.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

5 Cost Effective Ways to Market Indie Game Apps - by Vicky Tambule

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 September 2017 - 6:18am
Biggest problem a game developer WILL face is that the game will have a very high chance of getting lost in the plethora of games being launched every day.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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