Tags: play

Type Connection

A cute approach to pairing typefaces: treat it like a dating game.

A Silent Forest

Hypertext adventure.

Text Adventure: Zork Creators Honored With Pioneer Award | Game|Life | Wired.com

This might well be the best thing Wired has ever published. I wish every article were in this format.

Soundslice: Tabs have never sounded so good

A lovely new service from Adrian that allows you to sync up guitar tabs with videos. It’s a very impressive in-browser app.

TEDxToronto 2012 Talk - Ryan Henson Creighton

And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.

Playing with the future at the seams | Labs.info.nl

Yet another write-up of this year’s dConstruct.

dConstruct 2012 | Happy Famous Artists

A nice write-up of dConstruct that focuses on three ideas that were threaded throughout the day:

  1. Digital is about beauty and about layers,
  2. The power of play, and
  3. The interconnectedness of things through chance.

dConstruct 2012 – a review : Sjors Timmer

Another thoughtful write-up of this year’s dConstruct, weaving a thread between the talks from Jason Scott, James Burke, and Tom Armitage with a detour via Italo Calvino.

dConstruct 2012 – Our positions of power

This is my favourite write-up of dConstruct so far. I love that way that, rather than simply giving a linear description, Laura weaves together the implicit strands that were running throughout the day — a very thoughtful, considered approach.

And how about this for an opening line:

After a weekend of reflection, I’ve decided that dConstruct 2012 had the best talks of any conference I’ve ever attended.

Lessons from dConstruct 2012 | Michel’s Exhaust

A great write-up of this year’s magnificent dConstruct and its theme of playing with the future.

FixMyStreet

Not only is FixMyStreet responsive, it’s using the “display: table-caption” trick I documented for adjustable “content first/navigation second” source order.

In Flux | Trent Walton

Trent offers some excellent advice for dealing with the effects of the iPad’s retina display on your websites. That advice is: don’t panic.

Resizable Displays | Fluid Interfaces

See now, this is why liquid layouts are the way to go.

What’s the Deal With Display: Inline-Block? | Design Shack

When I linked to the Toast framework the other day, I mentioned that I was intrigued by its use of inline-block for layout. Here’s a more detailed analysis of how display: inline-block works, along with some caveats.

BrowserQuest

A fun little multiplayer game, all possible in the browser thanks to web sockets.

YouTube - Playmobil Stop Motion - Joy Division - Transmission

Hooky never looked so good.

Tom Armitage on Vimeo

Things Rules Do is twenty minutes that looks at games of all forms, and the rules and systems that make their skeleton. It’s about the weird things that rules can do, beyond “tell you how to play”, such as inspire mastery, encourage deviance, and tell stories.

Playbutton

A wearable read-only music player that's a badge. Kind of awesome.

A New Theory of Awesomeness and Miracles, by James Bridle, concerning Charles Babbage, Heath Robinson, MENACE and MAGE

This is how I knew James Bridle would be amazing at dConstruct. His talk from Playful '09 is, well... aweome!

aM laboratory

A beautiful piece of musical mathematical poetry.

Demo jPlayer 1.1.0 : jQuery audio player plugin

A nice-looking jQuery plugin for HTML5's audio element, with fallback to a Flash player. I might just end up using this on Huffduffer.

Machinarium

Beautiful artwork in a fun puzzle game.

BallDroppings

Brendan Dawes pointed me to this wonderfully playful creation. It's Flash-free, believe it or not.

Shownar

An experimental prototype that tracks the online buzz around BBC programmes (before they disappear down the memory hole of the iPlayer's time-restricted playback).

Welcome | The Signtific Lab | Massively Multiplayer Thought Experiments

An even more speculative version of The Long Bet. Given a supposition (e.g. "What will the world be like when custom satellites are as easy to design and launch as your own website is today?"), you can add to a list of positive and negative outcomes.

Don't Give Your Account Passwords Away, a Mission on PMOG

A PMOG mission where players learn about the password anti-pattern.

AJAX APIs Playground

A nice way to play around with Google's APIs. Example code is provided which you can edit and immediately see the results.

Play Auditorium

A beautiful and enthralling physics-based puzzle game.

Roo Reynolds - Playful

Notes by Roo Reynolds from yesterday's Playful conference in London.

Welcome - Playful: Game Design London, 31st October 2008

A one-day event in London all about games and play. Looks like it could be fun, and all for £25.

Ethan Hein | Player1Ready

Judging from the research information collected on Delicious, Flickr and Last.fm, this book proposal—tying together informatics, music and games—could blossom into a great read.

Cubescape - Your own digital landscape

Cam's latest experiment is insane but brilliant ...sort of like Cam himself.

Play You Have To Burn The Rope, a free online game on Kongregate

Burn the rope, kill the baddies and save the entire planet. Well, not really. But it's worth winning this game (by burning the rope) to hear the song.

The Force Unleashed Confirmed for Wii (aka Lightsaber Game) at RotPod

This is very good news for me and my Wii.

Spore Gameplay Video - Google Video

Spore fascinates me. It looks like the kind of thing that could change gaming forever.

brix mail... 1984 Playset Goes on Sale in Two Days

Ridley Scott's seminal superbowl ad for Apple... in Lego.

jeremy keith sudoku

A fantastic mashup using the Flickr API to play sudoku. Warning: highly addictive.