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📓 Ingress diary – day 18

Winter has come to the Netherlands. This isn't supposed to be a problem, but it does impede travel. The combination of snow and freezing temperatures generate slippery roads and make it hard to make Ingress runs. Luckily this night was OK; no freezing temperatures. Which meant I could perform a ...



📅 The first days of Ingress

When Ingress surfaced some time ago, I wanted in. Not so much because of the usual "I'm there first" reasoning, but more because I had yet to find an ARG that I liked. Geocaching was too physical and slow, while I Love Bees was too virtual and fast. So what ...



🌫 Some thoughts after reading Mistborn

Finished Mistborn: The Final Empire today. Turned out to be a very good read! Oddly enough, my first encounter with Brandon Sanderson was through Infinity Blade. He wrote a short story connecting and deepening the stories of both Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II. Though that particular story was a ...



🎲 "That was an Heroica effort"

About a year ago Lego started a new line of their famous brick toys: Lego Games. The idea was pretty simple; create board games using Lego pieces. Unfortunately, Lego was also wholly focused upon their core philosophy of toys to create with. I say unfortunately, but it was more of ...



👾 Global Game Jam 2011 entry: APOCA

Global Game Jam 2011 is over and together with my colleagues and chiptune-master Stu we created a fun little co-op shooter called APOCA as you can see above. Want to try it? You can download the Flash file at globalgamejam.org. I'd embed it, but as we wanted to join in ...



📱 Waning handheld gaming

Some time ago I wrote this little text about how I wasn't playing any games on my smartphone. I got some responses about that from people, with a lot of them still edging closer to the fanboy divide of iOS vs. Android. However, there was one remark that was more ...



🏝 Visit Forbidden Island

It's easy to see Forbidden Island as a cheap cash-in. After all, if you read through the instructions the first thing to pop into your mind should be Pandemic. Which would pop into your mind anyway as the author of this game is Matt Leacock, the creator of said anti-virus ...



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