Author Archive: Tim
The Blood Typing game, from the official website of the Nobel Prize, is Flash based, and asks for an email to sign up, but is a fascinating set of games, and lessons, around the theme of medical detection.
How will you get on finding out about blood types?
One challenge is to save three patients who have been in a car accident and need blood transfusions. It is your job to blood type each patient and give them the correct blood. Quickly. Mission based games offer even bigger challenges.
Privnote is a free web based service that allows you to send top secret notes over the internet. It’s fast, easy, and requires no password or user registration at all.Create a note and get a link. Copy the link and send it to whom you want to read the note.
The note will disappear after being read, and closed.
Another, time related, tool is TLWSD.in, (This Link Will Self Destruct) which can be automatically disabled in minutes, hours, days or months. The start to a Mission (Im)~possible.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of Myst, one of the best-selling computer games in history. “Amazingly immersive worlds where the point is to understand your environment rather than test your reflexes”.
The creators of the legendary adventure game, are seeking cash for a new game via Kickstarter.
Rand Miller, and Cyan Worlds, have a proven history of delivering visually stunning environments that immerse players in the games. Obduction will be built using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Epic Citadel was an early glimpse in to the possibilities of one Unreal Engine.
Cyan is looking for $1.1m (£679,000) from the crowdfunding site to develop a game called Obduction.
Ob`duc´tion, n.1. The act of drawing or laying over, as a covering.
On its Kickstarter page, Cyan said Obduction would continue with the amazing traditions of the Myst games, but with updates to take advantage of the power of modern computers.
If Cyan reaches its funding target it plans to release PC and Mac versions of Obduction in mid-2015.
Fingers crossed then, and pockets patted. There are just 28 days until the Kickstarter time is up…
Having been blessed to spend some time with the Cyan Team, in Spokane, and to experience the passion that Rand has for creating stunning, immersive worlds, and then to live so much of our lives entwined with these incredible landscapes, we wish them all the best making Obduction (un)REAL. Image Credit Cyan
MyLinkCloud is a free bookmarking tool, which allows you to combine links on so-called “clouds”. Rather than using text, your links are embedded as logos or pictures of choice. These logos can freely be re-sized and located within your cloud. Access your links from any web-enabled device.
It’s ad-free, FREE of charge & fun to use, so how about setting up pages for a class to visit as part of a research topic?
Sketchpad includes a number of Drawing Tools, including: Text, Shape, Spirograph, Brush, Calligraphy, Pencil, Paint-Bucket, Stamp, Colours, Gradients, and Patterns.
Sketchpad also includes a few generic Drawing Utilities, including: Marquee, Crop, Eraser, & a Colour-Picker. Be sure to click on “LIGHT” mode for extra fun.
There are many online art tools. Sketchpad is a remarkably effective, and potentially powerful pallette.