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The United States of Gaming Data: A Peek into the Minds of American Gamers

From game developers to mobile games to eSports, the United States is one of the world’s most prominent countries for digital gaming. We have some …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 19, 2016
How to Make a Video Game for Free – Part 2: Developing and Promoting Your Game

How to Make a Video Game for Free – Part 2: Developing and Promoting Your Game

Welcome to the second part of our “How to Make a Video Game for Free” series! We hope you got a lot out of the …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on December 15, 2015
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How to Make a Video Game for Free – Part 1: Planning Your Game

Whether you’re an aspiring game developer or a gamer who wants to take her passion to the next level, making your own video game is …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on December 9, 2015
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Black Friday Deals: Video Game Sales That Will Level Up Your 2015 Holiday Shopping

Video games have seen some incredible releases this year, everything from Fallout 4 to Halo 5. But some of these titles can be pricey for …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on November 25, 2015
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We Are All Game Designers: How Super Mario Maker Embraces The Maker Movement

With more than one million levels uploaded in its first week, Super Mario Maker has taken the the console video game world by storm. I …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on November 4, 2015
World of Farmcraft: 8 Smart Farming Games to Boost Your Brain

World of Farmcraft: 8 Smart Farming Games to Boost Your Brain

Farmville. Farm Story. Farm Town. It seems every day there are new social farming games begging us to spend time watering crops and sharing with …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on November 1, 2015
7 Deviantly Creepy Video Games to Play Before Halloween

7 Deviantly Creepy Video Games to Play Before Halloween

Think “Halloween video games”. What comes to mind? Probably some terrifying hack-and-slash survival horror classic that leaves you looking over your shoulders for days. If …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 28, 2015
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How to Make a Zombie Costume That’s So Real, It’s Scary

Zombie costumes are the perennial Halloween favorite. They are accessible and rely on the creator’s imagination. But a convincing zombie costume can be deceptively difficult …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 26, 2015
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Here Are the 22 Largest Zombie Walks and How You Can Play Dead, Too

A Zombie Walk is the chance for friends to transform into zombies and lurch around in a public setting, surprising (and even delighting) unsuspecting onlookers. …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 21, 2015
Of Quests and Brain Chemicals: How the Best Video Games are Designed to Make Us Feel

Of Quests and Brain Chemicals: How the Best Video Games are Designed to Make Us Feel

That rush of victory when you complete a mission. The fear that grips as you explore a zombie-infested cityscape at twilight. The sadness at the …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 26, 2015
Daily Habits of Creativity: Interview with Artist Piper Thibodeau

Daily Habits of Creativity: Interview with Artist Piper Thibodeau

Success can sometimes feel just out of reach. Overcoming mental blocks to unleash creative ideas isn’t magic: to artist Piper Thibodeau, it’s a matter of …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 3, 2015
17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

UPDATE [07/31/2015]: 2015 and 2016 dates, locations, and pricing. Also check out the new comic added below. Thanks to your excellent feedback on this article, …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 31, 2015