Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Phone

Just as impressive as the games in my last post, here are the ten finalists headed to Sydney to compete for the Game Design Phone category of Imagine Cup. You’ll see a great variety of countries, game concepts and pretty much everything else, and all of this on the Windows Phone. I want to reiterate…

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Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Xbox/Windows

Here we are again! Another year and another brilliant batch of games that have wowed the judges. This year we only have two tracks, recognition of the increased quality of games built in HTML5 and Windows 8 providing native support for HTML5 development, but we’ve also increased the number of finalists headed to Sydney, Australia…

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GlobalGameJam – It’s On, We’re There!

I’m totally excited for this weekend. It’s the annual GlobalGameJam where hundreds of places all across the globe all spend 48 hours creating video games for a multitude of platforms. I love GGJ because it grows organically – each organizer decides to host their Jam site and puts up their own links and does their…

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Game Design Scoring Rubric 2012

One question that crops up a lot when I talk to students about the Game Design competitions is how will their games be scored. It’s an understandable concern – if you know what the judges are going to be looking for, then you know how to build your game in a way that maximises your…

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Where is MrAndyPuppy this week?

I truly love my job. It takes me to exotic places like Cairo, Warsaw and Paris. It gets my adventurous spirit going when I get to fly to Colorado, Texas and DC. It makes me smile when I drive through Binghamton, Ithaca, and Syracuse… Yes, it does – every place has a story, every school…

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Create and publish your own Tower Defense game

Want to make a game with little to no code? Read on! Want to make a game with little to no code that you can run on a Windows Phone? READ ON! Want to make a game with little to no code that you can run on a Windows Phone and publish to the Marketplace…

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Winter XNA Games – Learn, Compete, Have Fun!

We’re holding another game camp, this time a mega-one! We have four different activities to choose from – learning XNA from scratch, learning how to build Windows Phone applications and games, discovering HTML5 games and applications and finally, if you’re up for it, a 40 hour challenge to build a game and win prizes. Sound…

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Game Design Office Hours

To make it easier to ask questions about Imagine Cup and Game Design, I’ve set up a series of “virtual office hours” where anyone can connect in, online or on the phone, and get in touch with me directly. These are scheduled for approximately every two weeks between now and the close of Round 2…

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Meet the Game Design Judging Panel!

We always strive to provide a world class judging panel every year for Game Design. One that will be able to both judge the games effectively for Imagine Cup as well as being able to provide the students with good, solid feedback. In previous years, we’ve been able to select from a respected pool of…

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Imagine Cup 2011 Game Design Competitor Showcase Part 10

The tenth and final part in a series showcasing the competitors from this year’s Game Design category in the Imagine Cup competition. Links to the complete series: Part 1 – http://bit.ly/ICGD11a (_dreamBender – BJTU_YF703) Part 2 – http://bit.ly/ICGD11b (Bliizz – CodeOne) Part 3 – http://bit.ly/ICGD11c (CrashGames – EnvoSeven1) Part 4 – http://bit.ly/ICGD11d (exporithm – Geekologic)…

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