Category: Video Games

How to Successfully Launch a Kickstarter Campaign: Tips, Tricks, Lessons Learned

In 2019, I successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign for the PC video game, The Cinema Rosa. You can take a look at the final campaign here. Our game is now available on Steam here. The campaign to fund The Cinema Rosa was not easy. We failed twice before launching a successful third campaign (third time's ...

The Cinema Rosa: A classic adventure game set in a haunted cinema. NOW on Steam.

The Cinema Rosa is now on Steam: Click here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1049140/The_Cinema_Rosa/ The Cinema Rosa is a story-driven adventure game set in an abandoned cinema. Explore a unique, art deco cinema filled with dark mysteries, puzzles and ghosts. Can you bring peace to these haunted hallways and bring back the Golden Age of Hollywood, or will the cinema fall into ruin ...

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.

Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality and the Future of Technology

In 1974, the philosopher Robert Nozick came up with the idea of an ‘experience machine’, a thought experiment which involved the following situation: Suppose there was an experience machine that would give you any experience you desired. Super-duper neuropsychologists could stimulate your brain so that you would think and feel like you were writing a ...