Thursday, 30 April 2009

HND Games - Give us Your Opinion

The Scottish Qualifications Authority are currently working on creating a new qualification - HND Games Development. As part of the process it is important that we get as many views as possible on what is required. To do that we would appreciate it if you could complete the following survey:

It's very short with less than a dozen questions and will take less than three minutes of your time but will be invaluable in structuring this award.

The survey will close at 5pm on the 5th of May so please don't hesitate to follow the link and complete the survey.

Click Here to take survey

Thanks in advance.

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Games in Schools

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LinkedIn: Discussion: Game Based Learning
Brand new research results and live web cast next week from Games in Schools project!

Two new reports will be released on 5 May, unveiling exciting examples and evidence of teachers' use of games across the EU. The same day, the final conference is taking place in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and a live webcast will be in place so you can follow the proceedings, and even ask questions via the social platform NING.

For more info, visit:
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Monday, 27 April 2009

Free iPhone Programming Course

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ne of the undoubted successes in the application and game development world has been iPhone/iPod Touch development. The recent announcement of the one billionth download from Apple's App Store is testament to that fact.

For those just getting started, or wishing to include iPhone development as part of their course Stanford University has released an iPhone Application Programming course. Comprising a set of PDFs with accompanying lectures available on iTunes the course covers everything from the basics of getting started with Cocoa to publishing on the App Store.

Definitely worth a look.

CS193P - Cocoa Programming | Announcements

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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Play SEGA Online

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SEGA have launched an online game playing site with lots of free games available.

Is this a way to monetise relatively old intellectual property and give it a new lease of life?

I hope that whoever invented Sonic the Hedgehog is on a royalty and not a flat fee.


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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Do News and Gaming Mix?

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Academics at Georgia Tech believe they do and are actively exploring ways of using games and simulations to explore the way the world works.

As they say:
Periodically, we will use games and simulations to analyze, debate, comment and editorialize major international news.
What do you think? Is it even possible?

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