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Army researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 January 2019 - 8:55am
Army researchers are exploring the benefits of immersive technology for warfighters. They have developed a platform to assess this technology called AURORA-MR.
Categories: Virtual Reality

Game Creatives to Follow in 2019

Gnome Stew - 16 January 2019 - 6:30am

It’s a new year, which means you’ve got an excuse to look for cool new people to inspire you. I’ve curated some of my favorite creators doing cool stuff right now in ttrpgs, and what projects they’re working on.

Jabari Weathers

Jabari Weathers has been killin the rpg illustration game recently. Their vibrant colors and geometric linework brings a somewhat abstract and art nouveau look to traditional fantasy style pieces. Jabari’s artwork is gorgeous and inspiring in it’s interpretations of genre and style. I love the character portraits, and the inherent evocative romanticism in each piece.

Two recent projects they’ve worked on include a tarot deck for Seven Seas, and Joshua AC Newman’s newest game in production The Bloody Handed Name of Bronze. They’ve also done gorgeous tarot illustrations for Bluebeard’s Bride!

You can follow them on TwitterInstagram

Artwork:

 

DC

DC has just released the design for a Blades in the Dark hack called Mutants In The Night. As a streamer, game designer, and community organizer, DC is creating a massive amount of stuff for the ttrpg world. They’re currently streaming a campaign of Mutants In The Night on Twitch, but you can watch on YouTube if you can’t keep up with the live streams. DC also has a Patreon where they’re sharing behind the scenes design process and drafts of their rpg work. Their Patreon says a lot about their beautiful game philosophy: “Role-playing games are transformative. On a small scale, these games can begin in a place you’ve planned and controlled, but end in a place you’ve built. As the scale grows, people find themselves with more heart, courage, and understanding than they’d ever expect to gain from pieces of paper and small dice. ”

If you want to support DC here’s some links and also their Twitter at @DungeonCommandr:

Twitch:

Mutants in The Night:

Patreon:

Allie Bustion

Allie Bustion is a GM, streamer, game designer and artist who’s currently working on a game called Misbehavin’, a Blades hack alternate history/urban fantasy set in the Prohibition Era United States. It seems rad as hell and I’m sad I’m not playing it right now. Her streams focus on game dev and story driven games, and her art is this gorgeous colorful digital illustration. Over at her Patreon you can see some of her design thoughts as she creates and even playlists and inspirations that she shares as she works. Her games on itch.io include themes of relationships, monsters, and buddy cops.

Check out her links and follow her @madpierrot

Games:

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Art:

 

Tristarae

Tristarae streams and guest stars on numerous ttrpg streams on Twitch! Recently starring in the aforementioned Mutants In the Night, as well as Blades in the Dark, AGON, and several other ttrpg playtests. She’s a delight to watch, her wit sharp and hilarious, and her perspectives fresh and relatable. The best place to find her streaming schedule is on her Twitter: @trist_chi

Twitch:

 

Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson designed the game behind the hugely successful Kickstarter A Companion’s Tale, a mapmaking game where you play the companions of the hero and construct the hero together. She’s one half of Sweet Potato Press, which has also created Love Commander and The Dance and the Dawn. Laura also has a game in the #Feminism anthology about four black women driving together to their reunion. Her games have a focus on diversity and protagonists that we don’t normally see at the forefront of the narrative.

Find her work at Sweet Potato Press

Misha Bushyager

Misha Bushyager is a game designer, writer, and GM who’s currently working on the Afrofuturist space opera Orun. Orun had a great Kickstarter campaign and one of the most compelling elements of the game to me is that everyone plays an alien! Misha’s own project is under the name Black Girl Gameworks and is also 1/3rd of New Agenda Publishing, both of which are making and supporting games by diverse creators. Misha’s written for multiple games including Chill: SAVE, Lovecraftesque, and Dead Scare and was an editor of the award winning #Feminism collection of nanogames. She’s also a curator with me on More Seats At The Table. Check out her Twitter which is always on fire at @BGGameWorks

And check out her work at: Black Girl Gameworks and New Agenda Publishing

 

Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass’s work in game communities is so, so important. Her project I Need Diverse Games highlights projects, work, and articles by marginalized creators across many platforms and types of games. I’ve seen her at booths and panels at conventions, streaming games as a partner on Twitch, and generally being a badass on Twitter. Her feed enriches and educates my understanding of marginalized communities in gaming. INDG also hosts a variety of support projects for marginalized creators, like scholarships to visit conventions, pay for articles, and boosting the signal on games. Tanya also helps organize Orcacon, an inclusive game convention in Washington. There are few projects in gaming that I think are as important as this one, definitely support, follow, and share Tanya’s work.

Find her on Twitter at: @cypheroftyr

Twitch:

main site:

Patreon:

 

Whitney Delaglio

Whitney Delaglio is a game designer who recently Kickstarted a game called Prism, which is basically about the relationships among fantastic aquatic creatures. The game focuses on relationships and feelings as a way to navigate both the story and the mechanics. Whitney did not just the game design for Prism, but also all the artwork, which is whimsical and delightful.

You can find her work here:

 

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Digital Dance Moves… the newest wave of litigation to hit Fortnite creator Epic games. Do these creators have a case, or is this a failed attempt to change the law? - by Zac Rich

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 January 2019 - 6:06am
Is a single dance move copyrightable? Do the creators generating a new wave of copyright litigation have any rights to sue Epic Games for recreating their dance move in Fortnite? Lets review the current state of Copyright Law and find out!
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Finding the fun: A tale of four (five?) games - by Tom Swanson

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 January 2019 - 6:05am
Tabletop game design holds great value for students as it is free of many technical barriers, allowing students to test and iterate quickly.This post describes a board game design program we ran and challenges students faced, as told through their games.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Threes! - Puzzle Elegance - by Stanislav Costiuc

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 January 2019 - 6:03am
Let's take a look at what makes Threes! such a good little puzzle game.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Seattle Indies Spotlight Interview with Ty Taylor - by Tim Cullings

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 January 2019 - 6:02am
Originally published on https://www.seattleindies.org/blog/2019/01/seattle-indies-spotlight-ty-taylor/ interview conducted and written by Anthony Ritchey http://anthonyritchey.com/ Check out the video interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVgDIw-H
Categories: Game Theory & Design

AddWeb Solution: Our dearest, Drupal, turns 18!

Planet Drupal - 16 January 2019 - 5:53am

We’re all engrossed in the mode of celebration and the festive fly game was on point. In fact, everyone else was too painted in that mood, cheering and celebrating the spirit of flying. But our zest for celebration was a notch hire, for our reason for celebration was doubled. 15th January is not merely a date when the kite-flying festival falls but that’s the very day when our dearest of all - Drupal came into existence!

 

Eighteen years before this very day, the very first version of Drupal - 1.0.0 was released by its founder - Dries Buytaert. And just as it happens with all other path-breaking changes world, this one too came with a lot of faith but a humble approach towards its future. And look, how proficiently has it grown in all these years. Today, it’s one of the largest and most-trusted open-source community and the future looks even brighter.  

 

In the age of data-threats, Drupal is trusted for its security, worldwide. Constantly moving towards strengthening the open-source community, Drupal has never compromised on the security, content, and scope. Drupal is also known for its power of personalisation and flexibility. Drupal Commerce is also the preferred one when it comes to building an easy-looking e-commerce platform with complex functionalities. And if that was not enough, the launch of Decoupled Drupal has blown the tech world like a boss!

 

We might sound a little biased here, but we’re speaking nothing but the truth. Everyone from ‘The Beatles’ to ‘Estee Lauder’, ‘Columbia University’, ‘NBC Universal’, ‘NBA’, ‘Paramount’ and many more have trusted and adapted Drupal for years now. Dries has rightly quoted about it in his birthday note for Drupal and let us also conclude, our birthday note for Drupal, on the very same note -

,

         “What do the biggest brands in the world have in common?” - ‘Powered by Drupal!’

 

          Happy 18th birthday to Drupal!

Categories: Drupal

Webform JSON Schema

New Drupal Modules - 16 January 2019 - 3:50am

A module that provides /webform_jsonschema/{webform_id} REST endpoint:

  • GET: returns JSON Schema + UI Schema + Form Data generated from a webform to be used with react-jsonschema-form NPM package
  • POST: handles the webform submission

Development happens at https://github.com/AmazeeLabs/webform_jsonschema

Categories: Drupal

The Conflicting Design of the Zelda-Rogue - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 January 2019 - 2:08am
The idea of combining the handcrafted design of a Zelda title with the procedural generation of a rogue-like may sound like a dream come true, but it's often a challenge too big for most designers to handle.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Tikkie

New Drupal Modules - 16 January 2019 - 1:43am

A minimal API to integrate Tikkie with Drupal.

In its current state of development, this module:

Code to be released shortly. Contact me if you are in a hurry.

Categories: Drupal

BZ

New Drupal Modules - 16 January 2019 - 1:41am
Categories: Drupal

Replicate Unpublished

New Drupal Modules - 15 January 2019 - 11:35pm

Depnend on the Replicate API and Replicate UI Module. While Replicating Nodes using Replicate API and Replicate UI Module this will unpublished the node.

Most of the time it is painful when replicating ( clone) a node it gets published immediately. first cons are Duplicate date on your site, furthermore, if you have some action on node published event it will trigger when you're replicating.

Categories: Drupal

Media Attribution

New Drupal Modules - 15 January 2019 - 8:43pm

Attach attribution and license information to media images. If you want to add an image to an article that is licensed under a Creative Commons license, this module lets you add source, author and license terms links to a caption under the image, as per the guidelines published by Creative Commons here: Best practices for attribution.

Categories: Drupal

Flush Single Image Styles

New Drupal Modules - 15 January 2019 - 4:49pm

Utility module to flush a single image from any image styles it may have generated for it.

This module provides a simple form to which you can provide a source image path (e.g. public://assets/foo/bar/image.jpg) and it will flush any styled images that have been generated.

There is also a service class that can be used in custom code:

Categories: Drupal

Flocon de toile | Freelance Drupal: Accelerate the site building of a Drupal 8 project

Planet Drupal - 15 January 2019 - 1:54pm
It is not uncommon for a Drupal 8 project, because it has structured content, to develop many content types, each with many fields, which are themselves rendered in a different way through no less than many display modes. One of the consequences is that the design phase known as site building can then become extremely time-consuming. Fortunately, with Drupal 8 we have two modules that allow us to significantly simplify and accelerate this phase.
Categories: Drupal

Dries Buytaert: Happy eighteenth birthday, Drupal

Planet Drupal - 15 January 2019 - 12:45pm

Eighteen years ago today, I released Drupal 1.0.0. What started from humble beginnings has grown into one of the largest Open Source communities in the world. Today, Drupal exists because of its people and the collective effort of thousands of community members. Thank you to everyone who has been and continues to contribute to Drupal.

Eighteen years is also the voting age in the US, and the legal drinking age in Europe. I'm not sure which one is better. :) Joking aside, welcome to adulthood, Drupal. May your day be bug free and filled with fresh patches!

Categories: Drupal

Happy eighteenth birthday, Drupal

Dries Buytaert - 15 January 2019 - 12:45pm

Eighteen years ago today, I released Drupal 1.0.0. What started from humble beginnings has grown into one of the largest Open Source communities in the world. Today, Drupal exists because of its people and the collective effort of thousands of community members. Thank you to everyone who has been and continues to contribute to Drupal.

Eighteen years is also the voting age in the US, and the legal drinking age in Europe. I'm not sure which one is better. :) Joking aside, welcome to adulthood, Drupal. May your day be bug free and filled with fresh patches!

Categories: Drupal

Learn new ways of helping communities discover your game at GDC 2019!

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 15 January 2019 - 11:38am

Notably, Poly Bridge dev Patrick Corrieri will be at GDC 2019 to present "Community Driven Discoverability for Indies," a session of strategies for increasing the discoverability of your games! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Analyst: 2018 was an unimpressive (but stable) year for video game crowdfunding

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 15 January 2019 - 11:17am

ICO Partners' annual read of the state of crowdfunding is out and rounds up data on both Kickstarter and Fig campaigns into a handful of nifty graphs to illustrate how crowdfunding fared in 2018. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

BZ Migrate

New Drupal Modules - 15 January 2019 - 11:15am
Categories: Drupal

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