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February 26, 2015  9:59 AM

Intel XDK HTML5 cross-platform development tool

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games, Intel

Memory maker turned chip maker turned chip maker who also makes a lot of software company Intel has released an updated Intel XDK -- an all-in-one HTML5 development environment. Intel-XDK_DeveloperED_February_2015Launch_2_25_2015PressDeck.jpg

January 15, 2015  7:57 AM

Optoma projectors: time for games programmers to think big again

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games, graphics

The software application development industry's games segment has spent a good portion of the last decade (and more) looking to deliver playable games on ever-smaller devices. 1 projector .jpeg


February 8, 2014  12:01 PM

How do we program in playability?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games

Games developers target key playability attributes when they design their 'next big thing' to beat Angry Birds (now perhaps Flappy Bird) and other confirmed favourites. Great games have: a) a high score challenge factor b) levels to progress through c) an intangible simplicity and addictiveness...


December 11, 2012  4:00 AM

Gaming supercomputers tackle HIV/AIDS research

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games, GPU, Supercomputer

Reports suggest that Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) made by Nvidia are helping scientists advance their HIV/AIDS research. Researchers in Barcelona have simulated the behaviour of the initial crucial step in the HIV maturation process, which starts the infectious phase of HIV. By providing this...


February 23, 2012  5:57 AM

Games (software development) without frontiers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games, platforms

Paris, France was this week's location for social gaming platform company Gree to hold its first European press conference. Founded by Yoshikazu Tanaka (that's Tanaka San to you and me) -- Japan's answer to Mark Zuckerbueg, Gree has been ranked as Japan's fastest growing tech company in 2010 and...


December 7, 2011  8:12 AM

Games: the ‘most popular’ form of mobile application

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games

There's a TED seminar by Jane McGonigal which extolls the virtues of games, gaming and so-called "gamification". Let's just say that again -- games have become a seminar discussion topic. McGonigal says that we invest three billion hours a...


January 28, 2011  9:48 AM

About Face! Developing Sudoko for Apple Mac: from mobile-to-desktop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application migration, Games, Mobile development, Processors

Games development company Astraware has this week unveiled its new Sudoku app on the Mac App Store. With a good track record in mobile application development, Astraware is perhaps best known for its iteration of the popular Bejewelled game for mobile.

The "so what" factor here then is...


August 13, 2010  10:42 AM

Microsoft responds to Windows Phone 7 application development criticism

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Games, Microsoft, monetisation, Windows Phone 7

So I made some comments about Windows Phone 7 software application development recently within close enough proximity to Microsoft for the company to give me some official feedback - and I hope it makes for an interesting interchange.

In essence, I said that the Windows Phone...


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