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Transmedia Writing

Transmedia Writing | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

Geoff Livingston:  "Stories told across multi-platform media environments — or transmedia stories as they are commonly called on the edge — require more complex writing. A story unfolds across diverse media with readers/viewers opting in to each layer."


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CD Projekt Unveils Red Kit, the Upcoming Mod Toolkit for The Witcher 2

CD Projekt Unveils Red Kit, the Upcoming Mod Toolkit for The Witcher 2 | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Modding games is a complicated process, but CD Projekt's Red Kit hopes to change all that, giving users the power to create Witcher 2 mods with ease.
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Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep ...

Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep ... | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game.
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Alternate Reality Gaming for Kids | GeekDad | Wired.com

"One of the most enjoyable games I've been a part of in recent times has been an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) being run by an innovative teacher from Australia."

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Digital conversions driving huge boardgame sales increase, changing player behaviour | | Edge Online

Digital conversions driving huge boardgame sales increase, changing player behaviour | | Edge Online | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Boardgames are getting a shot in the arm thanks to the proliferation of digital versions across consoles and iOS, according to manufacturers we speak to in our issue 247 (out tomorrow) feature, Table To Tablet.
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Insert Coin to Continue: The HTML5 Game Sponsorship Market

Insert Coin to Continue: The HTML5 Game Sponsorship Market | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

The Flash world is well served by sites like FGL and blog posts detailing income and strategies. But very little exists for HTML5 games, hence the choice of topic for that talk at the onGameStart 2012 conference in Warsaw, Poland.

 

This article cover most of the presentation / experiences of a game designer Richard Davey using HTML5.

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BioShock Infinite board game drops players into the middle of a floating civil war

BioShock Infinite board game drops players into the middle of a floating civil war | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

In upcoming tabletop game BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia, players will take on the role of the Founders or the Vox Populi as they fight for control of the floating city of Columbia.

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http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/10/20/bioshock-infinite-board-game-details-revealed for more info on the deluxe editions
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Merging toys and videogames with Skylanders

"This time, we bought a 3D printer, and we did all of the new characters in hi-res and ZBrush ourselves. So we sent them, this is exactly how it should look."

 

prototyping of the 21st century.

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film 2.0

film 2.0 | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

Multi-platform content, transmedia storytelling and cross-media production offer dynamic new ways to enhance the value and extend the reach of a feature film. Here's some examples!

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Top 10 des projets transmédia selon Eric [In Memoriam] Viennot

Top 10 des projets transmédia selon Eric [In Memoriam] Viennot | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Top 10 des meilleurs projets transmédia, sélectionnés par Eric Viennot et commentés par le collectif.
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YEI 3-Space Sensor — YEI Technology Division

YEI 3-Space Sensor — YEI Technology Division | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
The YEI 3-Space Sensor product line is a family of miniature, high-precision, high-reliability, Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) and Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS).

 

... and they allow real-time mocap if it's all you have to know :)

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The OS Factor and the Rise of Transmedia Gaming

The OS Factor and the Rise of Transmedia Gaming | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Digital Foundry on why Wii U dedicates 1GB to its background operating system - and how Durango could see that double...

 

What we are looking at is a considerable amount of silicon that could be used to further bolster the gaming potential of the console, but instead it is being reserved for the "platform", for elements that developers may have little or no access to.

 

The leaked 720 discussion document about the 8GB memory of the next gen console hints at an actual revolution in gameplay, with Microsoft suggesting that video transmissions could be integrated into games themselves - an innovation it refers to as "transmedia gameplay".

 

 

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Microsoft makes gesture bracelet

Microsoft makes gesture bracelet | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Microsoft is working on a wrist-worn sensor that can detect a wide range of hand gestures, allowing new ways to control smartphones and video games.
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Coke takes Vending Machine Marketing to the Next Level

Coke takes Vending Machine Marketing to the Next Level | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, two new videos of gamified Coke vending machines have appeared on the Internet to market 2PM and the new James Bond movie.
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The Lost Experience

extensive ARG game on LOST.
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The Evolution of Puzzle Craft

The Evolution of  Puzzle Craft | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

Puzzle Craft is a cross-genre puzzle/town building game developed by Ars Thanea Games and published by Chillingo. The game got great reviews, and a great response form the public, who loved the addictive gameplay, and the unobtrusive in-app purchase model.

 

"we wanted to make a game about building, creating, and caring about stuff, rather than a game about destroying; we also wanted to make a game with some actual gameplay."

too rare on mobile and gaming in general!

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The psychology of Tetris

The psychology of Tetris | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
How the secret to the popular game’s success is that it takes advantage of the mind's basic pleasure in tidying up and uses it against us.
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Levels are Great, Skills are Swell - The Devil's Advocate at MMORPG.com

Levels are Great, Skills are Swell - The Devil's Advocate at MMORPG.com | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Leveling up is how we determine how well we are doing playing the MMOs we love. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at the nature of leveling and present pros and cons of the ways it's handled in most of today's games.
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The State of Mobile HTML5 Game Development

Excellent presentation which title says it all... including an overview of the way to use it, examples of games that do good using it, etc...

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What is This Assassin’s Creed III ARG Trying to Tell Us? OXCGN.com

What is This Assassin’s Creed III ARG Trying to Tell Us? OXCGN.com | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

It all began when the image to the right, entitled ‘Hacked History’, appeared as a result of completing a web game promoting AC3.
Desmond is in the rafters of a sporting venue, watching what appears to be either a boxing or wrestling match. A man’s face is on the screen, most likely one of the men duking it out.
Seems normal enough… right?
The only anomaly – and a well hidden one, at that – is located in the lower left corner of the fuzzy blue screen: a QR code.
A very kind user then took the image, made it blue in order to point out subtle numbers throughout the image, and made the QR code larger.
With the code now large enough to be scanned, I pulled out my iPhone and loaded up my QR scanner app...


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The Beast - A.I. transmedia promo project - complete guide by cloudmakers.org

A.I. isn't exactly fresh out of the box office, but I just got my hands on that extensive guide of The Beast, one of the first transmedia project I ever encountered. felt like sharing and archiving that huge document.

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Case Study – Pandemic | Lance Weiler :: Writer, Director & Experience Designer for Film, TV, and Games.

Case Study – Pandemic | Lance Weiler :: Writer, Director & Experience Designer for Film, TV, and Games. | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

just bounced into that great web page full of ressources on the transmedia project Pandemix 1.0 and his creator, Lance Weiler.

 

The slideshare link at the beginning opens to a huge amount of related presentations on digital story telling and transmedia.

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Wizdish Virtual Reality Locomotion Platform

Wizdish Virtual Reality Locomotion Platform | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it

The WIZDISH locomotion platform is the product of many years of research to produce the ultimate navigation for Virtual Reality and Immersive Worlds.

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Splinter Cell Expands to Comics - IGN

Splinter Cell Expands to Comics - IGN | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Following the success of their Assassin's Creed comics, Ubisoft is bringing Sam Fisher's adventures to the printed page.

 

This full-length graphic novel is written by Nathan Edmondson (Ultimate Comics: Iron Man) and illustrated by Marc Laming (Planet of the Apes), and will bridge the gap between Splinter Cell: Conviction and the 2013 sequel, Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

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The People Behind Fallout And Planescape Are Making My Dream RPG

The People Behind Fallout And Planescape Are Making My Dream RPG | relevant entertainment | Scoop.it
Video game publishers have not treated Obsidian Entertainment very well over the years.

So now they're ditching the publisher model. They're going straight to the fans. They want $1.1 million to make an original, brand new, fantasy role-playing game in the vein of old classics like Baldur's Gate II and Planescape Torment. It's a dream project. And they've got the talent to pull it off.

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