Announcing The Public Domain Game Jam: Gaming Like It’s 1923 (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Announcing The Public Domain Game Jam: Gaming Like It’s 1923. “…this year, we’ve been seeing tons of celebratory articles, highlighting how works from 1923 are finally entering the public domain (WAY later than they should have, but not much we can do about that now). So, it’s time to celebrate. And what good is a public domain if you don’t do anything with it? So, today, now that these works are in the public domain, we’re announcing the Gaming Like It’s 1923 Newly Public Domain Game Jam. We’ve teamed up, once again, with Randy Lubin from Diegetic Games, who was our partner on the (public domain) CIA: Collect It All card game, to run this game jam.”

Fast Co Design: Google Maps’ Cool New Tool Turns Your Real City Into A Game

Fast Co Design: Google Maps’ Cool New Tool Turns Your Real City Into A Game. “Google wants to make bringing our real world into video games easier. And it wants to make putting video games into our real world easier, too. So it’s integrating the Google Maps API–currently used by all sorts of apps with maps on your phone–with the popular Unity video game engine. That means the service’s 100 million 3D buildings, roads, and landmarks from 200 countries around the globe have been translated into so-called ‘GameObjects’ in Unity.”