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Designing the sound for WordWhile (part 1)

In keeping with the Victorian/19th century styling of WordWhile, I found a British music hall song from that era with a melody I liked (I know enough music theory for that), namely “Going to the Derby in a Four-In-Hand”.  The song is in the public domain, but I needed a recording for commercial use.  Through read more

Tools for adding challenges to WordWhile texts

All my time is currently being spent preparing texts for my new game, WordWhile. I start with a fairly well-known excerpt from literature in the public domain.  For now, I’m using Shakespeare.  I identify words with good Silly or Tricky potential and then start the work.  A sonnet, for example, is taking me about 3-4 read more

Jesse Schell on the future of VR in Education

Dust or Magic does a great service to the children’s technology development community in putting many of the talks from their events up on YouTube. Recently, I watched a talk by Jesse Schell (schellgames.com and the bool “The Art of Game Design”) on the future of VR and VR in Education. Here are my notes read more