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Chet Faliszek and Kimberly Voll form co-op game studio Stray Bombay

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4706

"Players are smart, they are social. But games often don†™t reflect that and we think that can change. So we†™re forming a new studio in Seattle that is itself co-operative." ...


Guest Post — From Diversity to Inclusion and Equity: Moving Beyond Good Intentions

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 08, 2019 4543

We are celebrating International Women's Day with guest Chef Susan Spilka of the Workplace Equity Project, who recently moderated a well-attended SSP webinar on moving from diversity to inclusion and equity, on which her post is based.


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Blog: The four axes of RPG design

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4483

What makes a good RPG? It's a simple question, but not one with a straightforward answer. Having designed several roleplaying games, I tackle the issue by diving the design into four distinct axes. ...


Scrappy Circuits

MAKE - March 14, 2019 4475

Complete level design processes: Shaping a Cogmind experience

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 4470

Game dev Josh Ge offers a complete rundown of the entire process behind designing and building a new map for the world of sci-fi roguelike Cogmind, and explaining how it integrates with gameplay. ...

Sign up now for GDC 2019's all-new mentoring program!

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 3729

Launching at GDC 2019 is a brand-new mentoring program to help encourage game development professionals to continue and grow in their personal careers -- and now you can sign up to take part! ...


New study casts doubts on effectiveness of personalized learning program in New Jersey

Hechinger Report - February 25, 2019 3539

In the fall of 2015, five schools in the industrial port city of Elizabeth, New Jersey, dumped their usual math curriculum and started teaching their middle school students through a computerized system called “Teach to One.” It was an experiment in so-called “personalized learning,” where algorithms churned out customized lessons for each student. Many of […]


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Europe Against the Net

BuzzMachine - February 24, 2019 3503

I’ve spent a worrisome weekend reading three documents from Europe about regulating the net: The revived, revised, and worsened Articles 11 and 13 of the European Copyright Directive and Julia Reda’s devastating review of the impact. The Cairncross Review of the state of journalism and the net in the UK. The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ […]


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Report: Xbox Game Pass headed to the Nintendo Switch

Gamasutra - February 22, 2019 3391

The service is a pay-for-access game library on Xbox, but sources say that the Switch version will be a game streaming service powered by Microsoft's Project xCloud. ...


“There’s an App for that!”: How technology-delivered interventions could revolutionize mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 20, 2019 3278

by Jean Rhodes


In an influential chapter, mentoring researchers Timothy Cavell and Chris Elledge (2014) argued that the field of youth mentoring needs to move from the common “relationship as intervention” model (i.