ENTRIES TAGGED "game design"

Four short links: 24 October 2012

Four short links: 24 October 2012

Deblurring Images, Games Design, Secure Control, and Faster Emulation

  1. Restoration of Defocused and Blurry Images — impressive demos, and open source (GPLv3) code. All those blurred faces and documents no longer seem so safe.
  2. Peter Molyneux Profile in Wired — worth reading for: (a) Molyneux’s contribution to the genre; (b) the inspiration he drew from his satirical Twitter mirror (@PeterMolydeux) is lovely, and (c) the game jams to build the fake Molyneux games, where satire becomes reality. (via Andy Baio)
  3. Trusted Computing for Industrial Control Systems — Kaspersky reveals plans for an open source O/S for industrial control systems, so reactors and power stations and traffic systems aren’t vulnerable to StuxNet-type attacks. (via Jim Stogdill)
  4. Android Virtual Machines — faster emulation for testing than the traditional simulators.
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A gaming revolution, minus the hype

A gaming revolution, minus the hype

John Ferrara on game design's role in solving real-world problems.

"Playful Design" author John Ferrara discusses gaming's place in cultural transformation, and he offers five universal principles of good game design.

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ePayments Week: Freemium is fruitful for mobile games

ePayments Week: Freemium is fruitful for mobile games

In-app purchases make free games pay, and iOS 5 reportedly adds facial recognition.

A report says that purchases through free mobile games are becoming the largest share of all mobile games revenue. Also, reports of a facial recognition API in iOS 5 surface, and a new technology tries to sell merchants on using consumers' webcams to scan their credit cards.

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Gamification has issues, but they aren't the ones everyone focuses on

Gamification expert Gabe Zichermann on three areas that deserve meaningful attention.

Much of the criticism of gamification focuses on definitions and secondary concerns. Gamification expert Gabe Zichermann says attention should be paid to three different issues: over-justification, total cost of ownership, and addiction/compulsion.

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The purpose of gamification

The purpose of gamification

A look at gamification's applications and limitations.

Gamification is inspiring debate and raising important questions: play vs. work, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, authenticity vs. contrivance, just to name a few.

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