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Legal issues of writing a book about a video game?

What legal issues might I run into when writing an instructional guide book for a video game? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Not particularly enthusiastic about rolling my own here.

What's a good framework for a turn-based game server? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Create a game for JH students

Help design an on-going game for Junior High students [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Oct 3, 2011 - 6 answers

DOS games only runnable from the floppy drive?

I need suggestions for old DOS era games that only supported playing with the original floppy disk(s) in drive A: and offered no hard disk install option. [more inside]
posted by jklaiho on Oct 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona game, aside from the two schools' official alumni bars?

Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Oct 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Non-annoying social gaming?

Is there a (preferably free) online game like Zynga's Adventure World that doesn't require me to hassle my friends for things to move forward? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

I don't have a butler, though, so that's right out.

How might one go about having a (murder?) mystery-themed dinner party? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 22, 2011 - 10 answers

What can I add to my math degree to improve my job prospects?

I have a B.S. in Math, but I haven't been able to find a job in my field. What can I add to my undergrad degree to be more competitive in the job market? [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me identify this children's fantasy radio play!

Help me identify a children's fantasy story! It was a radio drama (possibly based on a book, possibly airing on the BBC) that I listened to when I was young. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Sep 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Identify this shareware Mac RPG, please.

1) What was the name of the shareware, turn-based, tile-graphic RPG for Mac I played in the late '90s? 2) Is there anything like it nowadays? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 15, 2011 - 11 answers

BEEEEEEEEEEES

I am looking for an old BASIC(?)-programmed DOS game. It is about defending North America from an invasion of killer bees. I believe the file was SWARM.EXE, and I'm pretty sure it was freeware. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Sep 10, 2011 - 6 answers

and then a friend asked if it was "Radar Rat Race" for the VIC 20 and then I had *THAT* going through my head

What is this snippet of computer game music that I'm remembering? (YouTube link of me singing it inside) [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Sep 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Hey Jambo Jambo

My SO and I really enjoy playing a two-player card game called Jambo. If you are familiar with this game, what other two-player game would you recommend that a Jambo player would enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 8, 2011 - 18 answers

Next step: solve in three dimensions

Calculusfilter. A man is led to the center of a valuable field which he does not own. He coats his feet in blue paint so that his path can be traced. At dawn he begins walking. At a randomly selected time he will be told to stop walking, whereupon he will walk in a perfectly straight line back to the starting point. Then he will be given all the land that has been circumscribed by his blue path. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 30, 2011 - 89 answers

Popcap Science Game

There used to be a game, I think made by Popcap. It was all sciencey and you matched colored elements together to get a high score. It was Bookworm era. Anyone know the name of that game?
posted by Catarax on Aug 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I watch a MLB game for free?

Is there a way I can watch a full Dodgers game online for free? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Aug 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for a game online

I used to play this game online which was kind of cool. I've forgotten the name/URL. The gamespace was a floating grid in space. On the grid are panels of light (and other shapes) looping around in huge arcs and fountains. The game play was to bounce your point of view using the controls until you could hitch a ride on the circling panels in order to approach and finally go through a gateway to the next level. You can design your own levels if you choose and there was an online community doing this. I think the name had 'world' in it. The whole concept was to be relaxing and diverting rather than competitive in nature.
posted by diode on Aug 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Google-fu is not strong enough

Google-fu-fails-me filter: looking for a story / website about a company that makes travel into a game. A couple travels to a foreign country with a smartphone, sort of a game that makes real life travel even more fun...? Help? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Good General CS Books, Game Dev Books?

What books would you all recommend for a Computer Science student interested in making games? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jul 29, 2011 - 6 answers

organizing players

Is there a website or service that can help my players find each other and organize play sessions? [more inside]
posted by Techbear on Jul 21, 2011 - 3 answers

I want to conquer the universe (in a game), what is out there?

I want to play a (quasi-realistic) large-scale space combat strategy game. Gratuitous Space Battles isn't cutting it. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jul 19, 2011 - 12 answers

My inner geek is disinterested

Despite having an engineering degree, a Master's degree in software development, a strong math background, and 20+ years of programming experience the "typical" logic games bore me. Why and how can I improve? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jul 17, 2011 - 23 answers

It's just a step to the left...

Can you identify this not-famous game? Filter: Looking for an online game I lost. A very simplistic, grid-based drag-and-line-up same-colored squares game (Flash). I want to locate the game and hopefully download it for offline play. But first I need to find it! [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Recording of girl who designed a video game?

I remember seeing a reference somewhere on mefi float by that I can't find anymore. There was a young girl (8-13?) who had hand-written a design for a video game and someone interviewed her about it, possibly her father. She went into great detail in an audio-only recording about this Portal-like game she made, and somewhere there was a link to the audio and the hand drawn pictures of several horizontally laid out levels. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by sciurine on Jul 5, 2011 - 2 answers

low-res looking-glass

Is it the game (Alice: MR) or the system (ps3) that is forcing me to play in 480 mode instead of 1080? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jun 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Whodunit?

Early web-based "detective" game based on logic puzzles. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jun 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Driving game for 360 or pc where you can drive around aimlessly?

Anyone have a recommendation for a driving videogame with a mode where you can just drive around aimlessly? No objectives, checkpoints, cops, chases, races, don't have to kill anyone or anything, etc. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jun 11, 2011 - 22 answers

Fan-made genre online games

Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 answers

How to start in app development?

I want to get into game development for android. Where do I hang out online, who do I talk to, what do I need to know, and what do I read? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Jun 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Website auto-awards badges for correct answers?

Are there any content management systems that easily support an educational game site where the main function is automatically awarding users visible badges for providing a correct answer to a prompt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2011 - 0 answers

ID for evolution-themed '80s board game

Half-remembered board game ID question: In the mid-'90s, my family was visiting some friends who owned a strange board game involving evolution, species, a hexagonal grid, and lots and lots of dice. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on May 23, 2011 - 7 answers

What Timex Sinclair game am I thinking of?

Help me identify this old computer game for the Timex Sinclair. [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on May 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Did this computer game about evolution actually exist?

Sometime in the late '80s or early '90s I read, in a computer magazine, a review of a game where you had to create a creature by manipulating "genes" for various traits then release it into a wireframe ecosystem. Did this game ever actually exist? Anyone heard of it? [more inside]
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Need ideas for games to play and discuss in a high school game design class.

I will be teaching a high school class about game design to 9th and 10th graders in New York City starting next Tuesday. Looking for some suggestions for a wide range of interesting and conversation-provoking (free) online games I can have the kids play in-class. [more inside]
posted by chasing on May 5, 2011 - 28 answers

Online CCG?

Are there any good collectible card games out there? I'd prefer it to be online, though it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer it to be free, and I can't really accept otherwise. I'd also prefer it to be browser based or Linux-friendly, but it's fine if it is Windows only. Is there anything out there? I came across Ederon, but the collectible part seems to be subdued, though I only played three matches so maybe I'm wrong. Tyrant on Kongregate pretty much fits the bill, but its mechanics are a bit too simple I suppose.
posted by SollosQ on May 4, 2011 - 8 answers

I need an episode of Win Ben Stein's Money

How can I get/see a copy of a specific episode of 'Win Ben Stein's Money'? [more inside]
posted by bq on May 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Funny Battle Website/Game?

Help me re-find a website/game: It was a lighthearted, rapid-fire voting game in the context of a battle. You'd be presented with two random, non-related people or things and you'd have to pick who "won the battle." You could then track who was winning, based on the number of battles they won, etc... [more inside]
posted by Prevailing Southwest on May 3, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm looking for an artificial language learning game based on trial and error.

I'm looking for an artificial language learning game based on trial and error. [more inside]
posted by monkeys with typewriters on May 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Best Recent iPad games for two different types of users?

Well it happened. I'm officially bored with all my ipad/iphone games. The App store has exploded recently and I'm pretty binary on the things I like, plus I've got to share the device with another game-lover with different tastes . What are the best, new iPad/iPhone games? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Apr 29, 2011 - 49 answers

Identify this board game?

The song title notwithstanding, what's the board game being played in this ABBA video?
posted by JanetLand on Apr 17, 2011 - 3 answers

This game haunts my dreams.

Trying to track down a Flash game/interactive animation made sometime between 2001 and 2004. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Apr 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Scariest first person shooters on PC...

What is the scariest first person shooter you've ever played on PC? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Apr 1, 2011 - 56 answers

What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT not slim) can handle?

What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT) can handle? [more inside]
posted by omaralareefi on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Mario had a bad trip...to where?

Ok this is a bit silly because I may have even posted a link to it on this very site, and I know for certain that at one point I had starred it or shared it on google reader, but for the life of me I can't find it again: a wordless webcomic image about mario (of super mario brothers), having some kind of bad trip. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Mar 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Minor Miners

My seven year old daughter has fallen in love with Minecraft after watching a video review of the game with her mother. I've just started letting her play. She's in Peaceful mode. Building like crazy. She seems to be having a blast. Anything I should be aware of as she gets more involved? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 27, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me play "In The First Degree" again - I'll totally let you be assistant DA.

I just got a CD-ROM of my favorite computer game from the mid-90s! After several tries with different emulators, though, I'm having no luck getting it to run on my machine. Can you help me play In the 1st Degree again? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Mar 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Any good new splitscreen xbox games?

What are some good multiplayer xbox360 games that can be played on one TV screen? Co-op preferred... [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Mar 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Pimp My Werewolf

OK so I'm hosting a game of Werewolf (Mafia) for about 10 to 12 people next week. Any tips for a successful game? Also, give me your best spine-tingly mixtape suggestions for awesome werewolf ambience! [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Mar 19, 2011 - 12 answers

a game you stand a chance of winning...

Is there an opposite to The Game? [more inside]
posted by etc. on Mar 14, 2011 - 19 answers

100+ dice

Are there any fun games that are played with a lot of dice at one time? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 11, 2011 - 15 answers

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