One of the things I’ve been tinkering with since leaving Linden Lab is Creatarr: a creative, collaborative social game. Creatarr’s goal is to bring some of the magical collaborative creation found in Second Life to a wider audience and to push creativity in social games and the web beyond virtual farming and impact text on animal pictures.
I quickly got busy building the CREST API for CCP and I’m likely to have even less free time when I start my new gig, but Facebook are happy for me to continue to tinker with Creatarr and I like shipping code, so I’ve decided to make Creatarr public and run it for as long as people are playing. There are plenty of rough edges, but there are also some neat ideas and plenty of fun to be had, so head over to creatarr.com and dive in.
You’re The Boss 2
From Magic Circles To Magic Portals
You’re The Boss Lives!
Back in 2005, while I was working on Second Life in Nottingham, before Linden Lab Brighton existed, I ran a workshop as part of the Screenplay “Boss Frenzy!” day at the Radiator Festival which allowed children to collaboratively create a computer game by drawing or making bosses with collage.
Dozens ...read more
Goodbye Babbage Linden, Hello Doc Boffin
On Friday I jumped on the train to London to attend Playful 2010, a one day conference put on by mudlark of World of Love fame. Despite billing itself as a day of cross “disciplinary frolicking” and featuring designers, podcasts, discussions of narrative, iphone augmented paper games and Disco Snake ...read more