November 7, 2011

Game Day at Lebanon Public Library!

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by @ 6:15 pm

Attention NH/VT Upper Valley kids!

The Tilt team is heading to the library, and we’re bringing our games with us!

On November 12th, we will bring many classic games (such as Set, Uno, and Apples to Apples) as well as our own mid-design stage games for some fun times.

We hope you’ll join us as with games, it’s always the more the merrier!

Game Day
Saturday, Nov. 12
Lebanon Public Library

Mark your Calendars!

September 23, 2011

Kicking off our new NSF Project

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by @ 11:30 am

The Tiltfactor team got wind of a grant proposal being approved during GenCon last month, and last week we had our first brainstorming session on different types of games ideas we’re considering.

The goal is to explore the issues and the interpretation of gender, stereotype, and implicit bias. We will be working with middle school-aged girls around the country, thanks to Karen Peterson in association with the National Girls Collaborative Project, a group whose projects involve over 5 million girls. Belinda Gutierrez, a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, also joined us in our meeting and helped us bounce around ideas. And a big uberthanks to Dr. Jolene Jesse from the National Science Foundation for taking part in our kickoff meeting and being so supportive of our ideas!

September 12, 2011

The Tilt Team is Salzburg Bound!

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by @ 9:58 am

What’s happening in Salzburg in September, you ask?

The Salzburg Global Seminar Session #468
Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery:
Better cross-border learning, smarter adaptation and adoption

Salzburg Global Seminars, a non-profit organization that holds seminars on a variety of worldwide obstacles for humanity, was established in 1947, shortly after World War II in an effort to unite international leaders to solve issues of global concern.

August 2, 2011

GenCon’s A-Comin’!

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by @ 12:55 pm

And we’re oh-so excited. Gen-Con: Release your inner gamer! August 4-7, in Indianapolis. As someone new to the Tiltfactor team, I feel such enthusiasm in the lab during game-play testing that I swear it’s contagious. Gladly, no vaccine for enthusiasm is necessary. Speaking of things being contagious, Pox’s popularity had us itching to ship in some more copies of the game, and now that they’ve arrived, I get feverish just looking at the sleek, sweet packaging! Okay, okay, no more pox puns.

Come meet us all at our Gen-Con Booth. We will have Grow-a-Game as well as our Giant Pox, Normal POX: Save the People, and a massively cool new SECRET game we’re testing on-site!

July 27, 2011

Gameshow Pox is Gen Con Bound!

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by @ 3:35 pm

Well, technically all of us here at the Tilt team are Gen Con bound, but we know that you’ll be much more excited to meet the GIANT POX BOARD instead of our sorry smelly selves. (Just kidding, we do hygiene!)

BUT SERIOUSLY. It looks gameshow-tier kinda big and what fun is a gameshow without players and an audience? None.

Normal Pox size vs. Giant Pox Prototype
Giant pox in action

And just so you know, the board pictured is just a prototype. The pieces for the real version have just arrived!

So if you’re just gonna, perhaps, be at Gen Con or something, don’t hesitate to play Giant Pox with us.
Maybe you can, you know, save some people, have some fun.

Flagella Lookin’ Fly & Mary @ Microsoft

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by @ 9:43 am

A couple of months back, Microsoft and the Games for Learning Institute(G4LI) challenged the public with the educational holy grail:

“Can you make learning fun?”

Tiltfactor, as the team of intrepid explorers that we are, rose to the challenge, and birthed Flagellla. Flagella was Tiltfactor’s response to Microsoft and G4LI’s task: To create games that can be introduced into schools that address certain curriculum points. Flagella is a flash game that not only addresses the concept of estimation but bundles in a mini-lesson on mutation as a bonus. In that sense it reminded me of the EA game Spore that I thoroughly enjoyed a while ago, but that’s a completely different ballgame.

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