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Week 186

As is the nat­ur­al rhythm of things, we’ve been wrap­ping up a num­ber of projects last week, while oth­ers are pick­ing up steam. On the wrap­ping-up front, I worked with Her­man on prepar­ing the slide deck for HIRAME’s final deliv­ery. We put in some sug­ges­tions for a visu­al style, a prop­er game title, a premise—that […]

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Week 185

We’re host­ing a run of Code 4 these weeks which is prov­ing to be stim­u­lat­ing. All in all we’re rather hap­py how well the project is hold­ing up. For a two year old code­base, it doesn’t show much vis­i­ble signs of aging at all. For KAIGARA we got the team filled out accord­ing to our […]

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Week 184

Alper was asked to con­tribute some words on ‘gam­i­fi­ca­tion’ to TNW Mag­a­zine, which appeared the begin­ning of this week. With some amuse­ment we took note of the oth­er con­trib­u­tors to this piece. Let’s just say a diverse range of per­spec­tives is cov­ered. On Mon­day Alper and I worked on adapt­ing Code 4 for play with­in […]

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Week 183

Kars start­ed last week by giv­ing a lec­ture to indus­tri­al design stu­dents at my alma mater. He walked stu­dents through Beesten­bende and shared with them the fin­er points of inter­ac­tion design for hybrid games. That week we also dis­cussed next ver­sions of Beesten­bende with the Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty Muse­um. We received this paper from a game […]

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Week 163

It’s already Wednes­day so let me quick­ly share with you some of the things that hap­pened last week. On Tues­day I jumped in a Green­wheels and did a lit­tle tour of the Nether­lands. First stop was Apel­doorn for a talk about how we made Code 4. This was part of the annu­al Week of Inspi­ra­tion, […]

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Week 155

We’re get­ting into the rhythm of things with Buta. Last week we had our first prop­er standup meet­ing. Although it’s hard to tell if there was any actu­al stand­ing up. The team’s dis­trib­uted, so we chat­ted over Skype. Any­way, these should now hap­pen each week on Mon­day and will help us get to a playable […]

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A video of the Code 4 player experience

It’s not always easy com­mu­ni­cat­ing what the games we make feel like. Many of them take place as much off the screen as on, or employ no major visu­al media what­so­ev­er. So there are no screen­shots to post that would give you an impres­sion of the play­er expe­ri­ence. This cer­tain­ly applies to Code 4, the […]

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A look back on 2011

It’s almost time to close shop for the hol­i­days so I thought I’d do a final post. Here’s a month-by-month look back at some of the major things that hap­pened at Hub­bub in 2011 with links to rel­e­vant posts and such in case you missed it the first time around. Jan­u­ary – We start devel­op­ment […]

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A roundup of Code 4 publicity

We’ve been talk­ing about Code 4 at var­i­ous venues the past few months. So I thought I should col­lect the results from those events here, in case you’ve missed them the first time around. Code 4 is the large-scale game for orga­ni­za­tion­al game we made for the Dutch Tax Admin­is­tra­tion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Demo­vides and […]

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Things we’re working on (volume 3)

Four months have passed since the pre­vi­ous update on our projects so it’s about time for a new one. Curat­ing a play­ful exhi­bi­tion The love­ly folk at Storm have asked me to return as cura­tor of the play­­ful-slash-inter­ac­­tive exhi­bi­tion that will be part of youth the­atre fes­ti­val Twee­t­akt 2012. I did the one this year, […]

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