Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: July, 2011

links for 2011-07-29

Gamasutra – News – Interview: Makielab's Sulka Haro On The Gamification Of Toys Inadvertent gamification (tags: makielab sulkaharo alicetaylor joroach lukepetre)

links for 2011-07-21

Gamasutra – News – BBC Worldwide To Begin Publishing Indie Games Internationally "BBC Worldwide, the commercial subsidiary for the UK-government-owned British Broadcasting Corporation, will begin publishing British-made indie games internationally in the near future." Well then. This is interesting. (tags: bbc bbcworldwide publishing games international indiegames)

links for 2011-07-20

Gamasutra – News – Monthly User Decline For Popular Facebook Games CityVille, Empires & Allies Cityville down to 80.9mm MAU, Farmville down to 37mm MAU, Empires & Allies down to 48.4mm MAU (tags: cityville farmville empiresandallies zynga mau statistics players videogames socialgaming) Polyphonic Spree melds music video and Choose Your Own Adventure in new iOS […]

links for 2011-07-12

"Nobody saw this coming. Anybody who did is nobody" | MetaFilter "we were impeded by the culture of short-termism that dominates our society. Our financial markets remain too focused on quick profits, and our political process is driven by a two-year election cycle and its relentless demands for fundraising" (tags: shorttermism usa america fdic sheilablair […]

links for 2011-07-06

Bing Bing for iPad Update: Searching Without a Search Box – Search Blog – Site Blogs – Bing Community just copying and pasting pieces of text from a webpage to a search box can take up to nine steps on the iPad. With Lasso you can circle and search in just two steps. (tags: bing […]

links for 2011-07-05

Conference organiser's handbook (tags: conference organise handbook howto)