Author: Matthew Lee

PennApps / Global Game Jam Weekend

This weekend, January 20-22, 2017, I had the luxury of going to either one of the two local Philly sites for the Global Game Jam (GGJ) or PennApps. Both are venerable events, with the GGJ being the world’s largest game jam event, with devs at hundreds of sites worldwide making thousands of games on a single theme – all in 48 hours, and PennApps being the nation’s first college hackathon held at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as being one of the biggest, with over a thousand students from all around the US – and from countries like Switzerland, Canada, England, and Singapore coming...

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Game Accessibility Conference – February 27, 2017

On February 27, 2017, the Game Accessibility SIG will be putting on their annual conference, bringing together people from all sectors of the industry to talk how we can make game a better experience for players – especially those with disabilities – ensuring that no player is unnecessarily excluded from the access to culture, recreation and socialising that gaming brings!

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Slaying Machine Gods for Fun and Profit: A Look at Final Fantasy XIII

If you’re any sort of gamer at all, you’ve probably heard of Final Fantasy, the science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by the venerable Square Enix (formerly Square). The story behind the name is an interesting one, filled with twists and turns that show that sometimes, your best expectations may lead you astray…

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