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Destroy Alzheimer’s disease by playing this video game

By piloting a laser spaceship, “Cascade” invites you to defend a brain from Alzheimer’s-causing proteins. In Cascade, players take control over a green spaceship tasked with defending large,…


Crazy Custom Game Controllers

Gotland Game’s most wacky custom controllers


B.U.T.T.O.N. A physical party game

Race to your controller through physical space, and do whatever it takes to win (or to avoid losing). Act like a monkey, jump up and down, wrestle over…


Keiichi Matsuda predicts that Architects could become closer to game designers or filmmakers.

Architecture education is failing to understand how technology is changing our cities says Keiichi Matsuda, who foresees that the profession will split into two parts thanks to digital…


The Original Emoji Set Has Been Added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection

NTT DOCOMO’s original set of 176 emoji is now a part of the MoMA collection!Developed under the supervision of Shigetaka Kurita and released for cell phones in 1999,…


And yet it moves: Education and Animation

The inter-university MArt programme “Information and Communication Technologies in Education” and the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Representation (LECAD) of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly,…

2nd Panhellenic Place Marketing and Place Branding Conference

“H ταυτότητα του ελληνικού τοπίου στα arcade games” Περίληψη Η εικόνα του τόπου σήµερα, στην εποχή της ψηφιακής τεχνολογίας, της προσοµοίωσης και της χωρικής επαυξηµένης πραγµατικότητας, εµφανίζεται διευρυµένη…


The Past as the Future? Nostalgia and Retrogaming in Digital Culture

“Retro games. Simultaneously with the console and computer games becoming increasingly impressive both visually and in their dramatics, the old, simple Super Mario Bros, Pacmans and Donkey Kongs…


Which Game Engine Should I Choose?

If you want to develop and release your own game out into the world, there are a few very important things to consider before starting on this journey….


Manifold Garden is a game that reimagines the rules of the universe

Manifold Garden is an exploration puzzle game that imagines a universe with a different set of physical laws. Set in an Escher-esque world filled with secrets and mysteries,…


Hidden Folks. A new idea for an old game.

Hidden Folks is a game like Where’s Waldo?, but black and white and interactive: find little people in tiny landscapes, lifting doors, pressing buttons, and shaking trees.


EVERYTHING, A Game By David O’ Reilly Where You Can Play as Everything

Everything, is an upcoming video game from the well known artist David O’ Reilly where you can play as literally everything in the game world: animals, cars, islands,…


3d International Congress: Ambiances, Tomorrow | Ατμόσφαιρες, αύριο | Ambiances, Demain

“Video Games as a Learning Tool for Constructing Digital Environments  ” International Ambiances Network & University of Thessaly, Volos, 2016 Abstract: This paper investigates the role of game engines…

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REVERSE – Thesis Project

  Having  Philip K. Dick’s book ‘’Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?’’ as a reference, and interpreting the core descriptive and narrative elements of his environment, a new…

Video game archivists celebrate new victory in preservation of abandoned games!

Thanks to a new ruling from the U.S. Library of Congress, preserving and archiving some abandoned video games just got a little easier. In a document published by the…


Symposium: Gamification Practices: Education – Space – Culture

In recent decades the diffusion of digital media and the creation of new forms of sociability, expression and communication have transformed various aspects of everyday life. In these…


Top 5 Virtual Reality gadgets of the future.

The future is here. In this video you can watch the top 5 VR gadgets that will soon be available in the market.  


Symposium: And yet it moves 2016

And yet it moves: 70 years of Greek Animation, Education – Production – Communication The Laboratory of Multimodal Design and Research on Hybrid Environments (EscapeLab) and the Laboratory of…


Being Indie: A Survival Guide

"My advice is to identify your team's weaknesses early, and find a way to get expert help in those areas."   Five years ago this month I left…

Tom clancys [The Division]

Could the Post-Pandemic Chaos of ‘The Division’ Really Happen?

      Could it happen? Over the last few decades, scientific assessments of the risk of a pandemic have viewed the threat with increasing seriousness. And it’s…


Next-Gen Orchestra Makes Wild Music With Algorithms

The Automatic Orchestra is an audio installation exploring algorithmic composition and networked music. "One of the core ideas that we had was that we didn't want to make…


Grand Theft Auto 5 in Virtual Reality. Cyberith’s VIRTUALIZER + Oculus RIFT

Cyberith's Virtualizer and the Oculus Rift head mount display are used in this video in order to play an intense police chase in GTA V and have some…

Warped Turkish Cityscapes

Istanbul Inception: Warped Turkish Cityscapes by Aydin Büyüktas

Turkish photographer and digital artist Aydın Büyüktaş turns the streets of Istanbul upside down in these warped cityscapes that appear to curve infinitely upward and outward toward the skies. The…


The Virtual Dreams Of Salvador Dali

Dreams of Dali is a fully immersive 3-D environment available to visitors in the Disney & Dali exhibition that takes place in the Salvador Dali Museum in St….


A sculpture on wheels. A unique vehicle inspired by the Game of Thrones series

Made from scratch, this art car creation from the team at Playaworks in Las Vegas has the word "creativity" written all over it. Totally custom built all the…

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The amazing avatar creator of the Black Desert MMO video game

Black Desert is a video game that has been under development for several years. It is a huge sandbox oriented MMORPG that provides a variety of unique experiences,…


IllumiRoom: Peripheral Projected Illusions for Interactive Experiences

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research. It augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience. IllumiRoom…


‘Connected’ – A Dystopian Short Film

  Everyone, you, me, the world's most famous sex symbol, eventually has to confront the fact that they're getting old. In 2016, we have to do it with a…


And yet it moves – 1st Animation Marathon

The Lab of environmental communication and audiovisual documentation (LECAD), the Laboratory of Multimodal Design and Research of Hybrid Enviroments (escape lab), Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly and the ART/ European…


Land’s End: one of the best VR games

''You find yourself in a dreamlike, barren landscape, and you look at dots in the environment to move around and find puzzles to solve. The entire control scheme…


National Videogame Museum is here!

A place where all videogamers find their true rapture… a videogame museum.   Based in Frisco, Texas, the museum will debut with a variety of displays incuding a…

Videogames: Transformative experiences of urban landscapes

Professor Spiros Papadopoulos, Chairman of the Department of Architecture of University of Thessaly is going to open “Translogue events” presenting the lecture “Videogames: Transformative experiences of urban landscapes”. More info


Play your Desktop!

"Screentendo is a desktop application that allows you to turn a selection of your screen into a playable level of Super Mario Bros". Long story short, Screentendo, uses image processing…


3d rollercoaster for the Oculus Rift headset. Could it help to plan cities?

Using virtual-reality headsets, designers are creating sophisticated urban environments that they hope could allow young people to have a more active role in urban planning. In May, Oliver…


The architectural context in gaming

  This sinful place does not creep into hiding; it exists. It is emotional, temperamental, irrational, discontinuous; it is as logical as we are. The city embodies memories,…


PopCorn Garage

66 FILM REFERENCES HIDDEN IN A GARAGE Will you be able to find them?


How Video Games Use Architecture

Video game architecture is speculative in its nature, transcending conventions of the real and presenting endless artistic possibilities. It creates micro universes—vehicles to sustain alternate ideas of reality,…


Adrift: an upcoming virtual reality/exploration game

The demo parcels out the game's backstory and main goal — namely that the player is on a space station that's suffered a catastrophic accident and it's up…

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2016 is the Year of VR; but is VR ready?

As the end of 2015 rapidly approaches the picture of what we can expect from VR in 2016 is starting to look a little less fuzzy around the…

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Assassins Creed 2 – Architects deal with Video Games

What would you say is your takeaway from this experience? How has your way of seeing video games changed? […Personally, I learned a lot, not only about history…

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