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Roleplaying: Monsters, Mayhem and Memories
BY CHRIS PIERCE
@ VOL 4
ON MAR 09, 2012
A Bangor native with a passion for weird and creative things, Chris Pierce has been a star "Dungeon Master" -- the person who directs a session of a role-playing game -- at the annual SnowCon Gaming Convention in Orono for the past 4 years. His enthusiasm and love of tabletop gaming is addictive, and he’s been known to convince many a "noob" to sit in on a game of Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. (in English)
The Story of a Sandbox
BY MIKE LAURENCE
@ JANUARY TABLE TALKS
ON JAN 16, 2013
Mike Laurence is a coder and tinkerer. He co-founded Bytebin in order to pursue his dream of moderating forums and resetting passwords for forgetful users (and maybe make a game or two). Mike also loves to sing and dance, as long as he has had two to four IPAs and a glass of bubbly. (All Deepworld art by Quinn Stephens)
"Presentation of the Day" on May 28, 2013.
BY KYLE MCLAIN
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE
ON MAY 15, 2013
"Gaming Fashionista" Kyle McLain is a longtime fan of all things Nintendo. He goes into depth on the secondary role gaming's famed sidekick Luigi (of the Super Mario Bros. franchise) plays in refererence to his older brother Mario, his emotional range, and his history as a character within the Nintendo compendium.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 21, 2013.
BY CAMILLE CLERC
@ VOL 6
ON JUL 04, 2013
Camille Clerc is a young french architect who finished her internship study in an architect's office in Stavenger, Norway called Helen & Hard Agency. She shows us how people and especially young people are involved in their environment by creating animation and gaming sites. Their goal is to move away from a solely technical and anthropocentric view, allowing the project to unfold in relation to its physical, social, cultural and economic context. (In French)
Phil, the Quest
BY PHIL ZOSHAK
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 20, 2013
Before high school, Phil Zoshak was a socially-awkward student with below-average reading skills taking remedial classes. Starting in his freshman year of high school, he began playing a game called Everquest. From that point on his grades improved, his reading and writing improved, and he learned how to behave in a more socially-acceptable manner. Video games changed his life for the better. In college he got overly addicted to a game called World of Warcraft and threw away four years of his life. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Phil escaped and soon found his dream job. Now he is launching a program called Play 15 which will utilize the good points about gaming to teach reading, writing, and problem-solving to kids who are in the situation he was once in.
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GameSetWatch on PKN and Gaming
GameSetWatch takes a look at the intersection of PechaKucha Night and game culture in a piece that focuses on two recent Tokyo presenters: Mark Cooke and his "10 games in 10 hours" presentation (Vol. 62) and last month's presentation by Patrick W. Galbraith's on Japanese anime, game, and geek culture (and his just-released book Otaku Encyclopedia).
Phil Fish at PKN Montreal Vol. 13
Fans of indie gaming, and more importantly of the upcoming and hotly anticipated game Fez from the Polytron Corporation, will not want to miss next week's PechaKucha Night in Montreal Vol. 13 (September 30), where Polytron designer Phil Fish will give a presentation on his other game -- Power Pill, an iPhone title designed in collaboration with developer Infinite Ammo -- "[t]alking about the highs and lows of designing a multi-touch game for fun and profit."
Your Guide to Role-Playing, Rebuilding in Tohoku, and a Photo Gallery Explosion
Presentations A Bangor native with a passion for weird and creative things, Chris Pierce has been a star "Dungeon Master" -- the person who directs a session of a role-playing game -- at the annual SnowCon Gaming Convention in Orono for the past 4 years. His enthusiasm and love of tabletop gaming is addictive -- and shines through in this presentation from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 4 -- and he’s been known to convince many a "noob" to sit in on a game of Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92), architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, one for next month's PKN St. Louis Vol. 9 (pictured above) and one for the upcoming PKN Moscow Vol. 19 (it's not listed on the official site yet, but it should be added soon). Photos For the past couple of days we've been sharing coverage of specific events, and so today we catch up on quite a few photosets that we've been adding to our Flickr account. Pictured above, PKN Koszalin Vol. 8.PKN Bucharest Vol. 9 [Flickr] PKN Beirut Vol. 13 [Flickr]PKN Banja Luka Vol. 4 [Flickr]PKN Tromso Vol. 13 [Flickr]PKN Koszalin Vol. 8 [Flickr]PKN Aleppo Vol. 5 [Flickr]Calendar Tonight (June 7) sees PKN Eindhoven Vol. 2, PKN Moncton Vol. 5, and PKN Utrecht Vol. 4, while tomorrow night (Friday) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Bahrain Vol. 5 and PKN Cagliari Vol. 3.
PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol 16 Creating A Character
We are ready for first PechaKucha Night Istanbul of 2013! PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 16 "Creating a Character" PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 16 will take place at Building Information Center (YEM) on January 31st, 2013. In this first event of the year, we would like to call creatives from all fields to present around 'Creating a Character'. Although it sounds as the subject of performing arts or writing in particular, almost in all creative fields from fashion to gaming, it all starts with a 'character'. It will be really exciting. On January 31st, we will be having creatives presenting their journeys for making 'a character' live. Come and join us, if you are in Istanbul!
Self-proclaimed "gaming-fashionista" Kyle McLain is a longtime fan of all things Nintendo. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the very special PechaKucha at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku) Kyle goes into depth on the secondary role gaming's famed sidekick Luigi (of the Super Mario Bros. franchise) plays in refererence to his older brother Mario, his emotional range, and his history as a character within the Nintendo compendium.
Software developer Aleksander Lyabah researched the increasing role of games in our everyday life and explained how gamification is used by many leading companies to attract users to theirs games and servises. Gamed on PKN vol.7 Future technologies in Dnepropetrovsk.