πŸ‘‹ Hello. I am Vincent Leeuw and this is my blog.


πŸ—Ί Ingress VS. Pokémon Go: Location Monsters

Having played Ingress for a few years, people were kind of surprised that I held out until the official launch of PokΓ©mon Go in the Netherlands to try it. Yet, it's pretty logical in my opinion: the games are mostly the same and my own generation is just a c...



πŸ’» Back to Windows

For the last seven years, I've been working on Apple's OS X and it's been a blast. I was always a bit scared switching over as I would 'miss out' on a lot of things. It's kind of strange to now switch back and discover the same kind of anxiety. ...



πŸ₯‡ Gamification? Use 20 card game learnings instead

Mark Rosewater, of Magic: The Gathering design fame, provides a one hour talk from GDC 2016 about 20 years of working on the collectible card game. To me they're the essence of gamification. Gamification lessons That's because the most remarkable thing about the lessons, is that despite some very specific M:TG ...



πŸŽ‡ Unforgetting Child of Eden

Back when motion controls were something new for video game consoles, Tetsuya Mizuguchi announced Child of Eden for Xbox 360 with Kinect support. It was exciting that the creator of Rez would finally create a sequel or a spiritual successor with Rez HD being released for Xbox 360 as well. But it ...



🎭 Improv in the ’Lab

I’ve seen BoJack Horseman. Both seasons. So the idea of doing improv theatre was... a bit awkward. Still, I’ve played enough Dungeons & Dragons to know that there is a certain power to the theatre part of role-playing games and that’s definitely something I’d like to cultivat...





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