Category: Video Games

The Cinema Rosa – Kickstarter Relaunch

The Cinema Rosa is a new puzzle exploration game inspired by The Stanley Parable, Gone Home, What Remains of Edith Finch and Bioshock. Now on KICKSTARTER.

The Cinema Rosa – Now on Kickstarter

The Cinema Rosa has just been launched on Kickstarter. We need your help to make the game a reality.

Video games with gambling feature a G or PG rating, despite risks to children of future gambling behaviour

According to a 2018 report by Digital Australia, 97% of Australian households with children have at least one device for playing video games. More than 60% of households have five or more devices. Since the early 2000s, the boom in mobile technology has seen the spread of video games from desktop PCs to the pockets of young people everywhere. ...

Postmortem: Courtroom Drama Mobile Game

Initial Idea: In 2016, I had the idea of creating a video game based on courtroom dramas that I enjoyed watching at the time. My favourite legal drama at the time was Boston Legal, which included witty repartee, court drama and pressing moral and ethical decisions. I was heavily inspired by this combination of comedy ...

Loot Boxes and Gambling in Video Games

Video game developers are coming under increasing scrutiny for the use of randomized digital rewards called ‘loot boxes’ that closely resemble gambling. Loot boxes have appeared in a range of popular games recently, including Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront 2. Loot boxes are part of a long-running trend of games introducing in-game purchases ...

The business of addiction: how the video gaming industry is evolving to be like the gambling industry

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, today one ...

Book Preview: Essays in AI: Automation, Tech and the Future of 9-5 Work

I've been in the final stages of finishing a new book of essays on AI, Automation and the future of work.