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Rachel N. Ponce
Web developer, historian, and all around geek. Crafting digital experiences since 1999.
Web developer, historian, and all around geek. Crafting digital experiences since 1999.
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New research study confirms: Portal 2 improves mental abilities better than Lumosity. Stop playing "brain" games and just play smart games!
brainsforgames | gamesforbrains
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Playing Portal 2 lead to better cognitive performance than Lumosity games
So-called "brain games" have proven to be a lucrative market, but the evidence supporting their efficacy in improving cognition remains thin. Now, thanks to researchers at Florida State University, it looks like the evidence is actually mounting against the...
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I'm gearing up for Extra Life 2014. The 24 hour gaming goodness starts Saturday, October 25! 
#ForTheKids

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The Fever: Lesson Plan and Resources
Surviving History: The Fever is my own, freely-available work of historical interactive fiction,  set in the city of Philadelphia during the 1793 yellow fever outbreak. Below are some resources and suggestions for getting started using this game as a great ...

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Better late than never, right? Just finished "The Baby," my own little webgame contribution to the   #womenaretoohardtoanimate  debate. Thanks for the inspiration from #wathtajam!
+Noor Studios

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Because women are too hard to animate...
There continues to be a shortage of triple-A video game titles made with playable female protagonists and strong female characters despite  women making up 45% of the $21 billion gaming market . And while you might think there would be some considerable emb...

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Ok, in case you missed the memo, "The Fever" has arrived! Totally free, totally historical, and totally fun. Go check it out, you've not nothing to lose!*

*Except maybe your lunch if you're the squeamish type ;-)

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I'm getting pumped about this coming Monday's debut of The Fever! so I decided to share some reflections on writing historical interactive fiction and using Twine.

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Just played Untrusted, a game ostensibly about JavaScript, but actually kind of a lot like real-world application development. Check it out!

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MINI-REVIEW: Untrusted is a game more like real world programming than you might think
Games about code and hacking are  not exactly new , but the humble little side project of Alex Nisnevich called Untrusted, or, the Continuing Adventures of Dr. Eval  is a fun and tricky browser-based puzzle game that really puts a player's JavaScript skills...
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