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Posted: Sep.12.2014
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The way the game works is that two audience volunteers are called up and asked to read from a mobile device, which dynamically displays dialogue lines and stage directions. Meanwhile, two additional audience volunteers are given a mobile device on which they can select from a menu of choices that appear at key decision points in the story. It’s a combination of multiplayer Choose Your Own Adventure and improv theatre, resulting in a play experience that’s every bit as awkward as the story it’s trying to tell.

Posted: Sep.12.2014
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Part Book, Part Game, IndieCade's "Ice-Bound" is a Labyrinth of Stories
Down to the Wire is pleased to announce "Ice-Bound," a 2014 IndieCade nominee that combines cutting-edge interactive story technology with an AR-enabled print book.

Posted: Sep.08.2014
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First-year students on Ireland's first degree programme in game design had a first-class introduction to their studies in DIT this week - a masterclass from renowned games designer Brenda Romero.

 

Posted: Sep.02.2014
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Fernando Carrillo's persistence lays groundwork for college success "Fernando has an innate ability to draw upon his own considerable internal resources and the tenacity to overcome adversity," said Ford Roosevelt, president and CEO of Project Grad Los Angeles. "The odds are against someone from his socioeconomic background from graduating in four years, let alone from an academically rigorous university, but he did it."

 

Posted: Jun.25.2014
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In the autumn of 2006 the game designer Brenda Romero suffered what she describes as a severe assault. In the weeks following the attack she lay numb in bed. (Warning: This story includes some brief references to sexual assault.) "I chain-watched Grey's Anatomy because I couldn't think," she said during a talk titled 'The Prototyping of Tragedy' delivered at the 2011 Game Developer's Conference, the only time that she has spoken publicly, albeit in brief, about the attack. Her mind, she recalled, was immobile in the shadow of one unanswerable question: "Why the fuck would someone like that do something like this to someone like me?"