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Going to have to try to use this for my costume this Hallow's Eve.
 
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Lately there's been a lot of talk and news around Google being deeply involved in a new initiative to bring Wireless internet to places like Africa, and other emerging markets. This weekend we lear...
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15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos

Today we’re improving the way you use storage in +Google Drive, +Gmail, and +Google+ Photos. Instead of having 10 GB for Gmail and another 5 GB for Drive and Google+ Photos, you’ll now get 15 GB of unified storage for free to use as you like between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. 

Head over to our blog to read more: http://goo.gl/UfvmD
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Day Three - 

Monaco  - Fun Times. - Top-down room crawl game.

I can’t tell if this game is low-fi or fooling everyone by pretending to. The graphics are really deceiving, but in a good way. Great line-of-site game-play, effects as well as overall atmosphere (sounds and lighting). The controls are really simple to use (ASWD) and the iconology is intuitive and engaging. :) What I really like about this game is it’s use of instructions within the game itself. There’s no tool tips popping up trying to explain things. They’re stenciled into the floor of the rooms you go into. That’s pretty nice.

Play solo or with friends (up-to 3 others). I won’t spoil the premise if you’ve not seen what it’s about yet.

It’s available on Steam for a modest price. http://store.steampowered.com/
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Day one - 

CCatch - Like Tetris meets Brick Breaker meets Pong. 

What I love about this game is how simple it is in its conception, but difficult to master. High on the replayability scale and very addictive. Even if you’re a little colour blind like me, you won’t find it hard to pick out the things you’re supposed to catch.

For me the music is what really gets me going on this one. I can see how it might be pretty irritating to some because of it’s retro style, but it’s like being a connoisseur of fine aged wine for an old-school gamer. It’s up-beat and right on the money. In fact, it’s the thing that motivates me to move through and last a little longer in the game, cause I want to hear what the whole track sounds like. Love it!

What I don’t like? On the desktop the controls seem to keep going off the play area and your paddle stops moving until you pick the mouse up and try to re-balance the game-play again. Unfortunately I couldn’t get it to play on my mobile phone.

Great concept overall though, and looking forward to exploring more of this game Dev’s work!
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I like this stuff! More battery power!
This year at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair a surprising invention from one teen student stunned the crowd, yet only came in second place. What would that be? A new way to rec...
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Day two - 

Run Rabbit Run! - Umm......

What I love about this game? What’s not to like?? Clearly stylish and simple art, music that goes great with the game, AND....a bunny getting ground up when you don’t get things right. There aren’t many buttons to press and the concept is pretty straight-forward. 

The colour scheme in this game and choice for very stylized artwork sets it apart, but I just love the idea that there are twirling blades of death at every encounter! It’s like little red riding hood meets Tim Burton.

Created with Construct2 it's an easy load in HTML5 on most browsers.

::https://www.scirra.com/construct2::

I have a feeling I’m going to be putting a lot of quarters into this one. :)
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As part of trying to build up more of our own games I've decided to try my hand at tackling a bunch of the indie games that are being produced by our fellow indie game developers. 

I have to admit; the amount of people out there producing indie games is staggering. From browser to mobile to console to something in-between there are a tonne of them. Some of them get support via crowd sourcing, some of them are self funded, and some of them have real bon-i-fied investors, but all of them are dedicated to their craft. That is - Making games!

Over the next 6 weeks I hope to play and post about a new game once or twice a week (Monday - Friday) that I intend to try out as research for building our games. I'm going to be as honest as I can with my personal opinion on the games and of course share anything else I find that's useful in my discovery process.

I know there are a lot of other people doing this on the web already, so I don't want to do this just to add to the pile, but rather as a way of research that hopefully others can get some enjoyment out of as well.

Wish me luck and first post is later today!

::encouraged by +Darryl Patterson  :)

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This is my work Profile. While Google tries to figure out the whole multiple G+ accounts thing I think I'm going to have to separate what a post and where. 

What can you see here? Everything that has to do with Games, User Experience, and my love or detailed organization. 

Want to know what I do when I'm not doing that? - Try my personal Profile.
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