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Google Earth API: Gaming ahoi!

Google Earth API: Gaming ahoi!

A very nice way to design games is to use the Google Earth API - an example is the Ship Simulator game. Here a nice review.

Try it out, I guess there is much more coming.

Gameular: a game review platform

Gameular: a game review platform

Gameular is an amazing platform of video-based game reviews, from community members for community members. The videos varies of course in quality and type, but almost all seem to include real game play. And this gives you a good idea what the game is about and how good it probably is.

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Half of US population plays eGames

That is an interesting conclusion of a study released by the PEW institute. There is a difference among the age, but still individuals over 65 years do gaming. Computers are the most preferred devices among mobile phones, game consoles and others. Less than 5% have created an avatar yet, so MMORPGs and virtual worlds users [...]

Micropayments and eGames

A succesful example how payment methods can change a complete MMORPG is Kingsisle and its game Wizard101. The spell-casting role playing game became drastically more popular, after some parts of the game went free for use. If users wanted to unlock certain functions, small amounts like 1 US$ were transfered via micro-payment functionality. The amount [...]

Parallel Kingdom: Game in RL or real gaming?

Parallel Kingdom: Game in RL or real gaming?

I just came back from the Vienna Games Conference last weekend, and was impressed by the spectrum of topics this new scientific fields is using to understand the sense, trends and impact of gaming to our actual world. On the other side, gaming isn’t the only hot topic I like to follow: it’s gps-using online [...]

Oh yeah: Holodecks, for the future

I was always curious about the effects a holodeck would have on gaming, learning and how we perceive what we call “world”. But that’s a dream, I don’t think I will taste in my life. On the other side, there are signs that the industry is approaching the field of computer manipulation through other means [...]

9mine: the quick-game collection

9mine is a game portal for flash-based games. It consists of the typical sortiment of adventure, fun, sports and trivia games, a lot of on-site ads and video clips. Just right for the short take-your-time-off 5 mins during conferences or homework.
There are some shooter and jump ‘n run games that makes fun and will see [...]

Fusionfall: Browser-based Games

Fusionfall: Browser-based Games

Another company (see Casual Cafe, Moondo, Flowplay) tries to be successful with browser-based flash games: Fusionfall. Fusionfall is aimed at 9-14 year old kids and features characters from the 3D cartoon network.

To be exact, FusionFall doesn’t use flash for displaying the game, but Unity. For the user it works the same, but he/she has to [...]

Persistant Flash Games World with Moondo

Persistant Flash Games World with Moondo

Moondo, is not only a new set of Flash games for your browser, but more a mix of persistant 3D MMOs and simpler Flash games. Within its world, Moondo stores the player’s achievements, its virtual goods and playing levels.
In Moondo, there are many different games to play, and there are all within a [...]

Casual Cafe: online arcade

Casual Cafe: online arcade

CasualCafe is an online social arcade for Flash games that you can share with anybody. You have to buy tokens (aka Cafe Credit) to enjoy the offerings:

Games: Spyde Solitaire and Burdaloo. Spyde is a new twist on a classic card game, while Burdaloo sends you on a tropical burd matching vacation not to be missed. [...]