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Playing at your own arcade: a story of Expedition Ataahk

Owning an arcade cabinet was the stuff of legend for many kids growing up in the ’80s and ’90s. Many of those dreams faded with the decreased popularity of arcades around the country. Now, with more accessible game creation tools, some creators’ thoughts turn to making arcade cabinets again. More…

Portland’s BetaCon is a good beta, but could learn from XOXO and Nerd Camp.

This past weekend was the premiere of Portland’s BetaCon Game Expo, a two-day convention showcasing new and upcoming titles alongside tournaments, speakers and panels. I enjoyed the show, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was missing something I’d seen at other conventions in Portland: attention to what was happening in the world outside of the con. More…

Let’s Intelliplay – The End of Broken Age!

Intelligame streams gameplay and chat every Thursday from 5p-9p Pacific time for “Let’s Intelliplay.” This week we’re finishing Broken Age, discovering the end of Shay and Vella’s adventures. More…

Making Overwatch with No Computer: An Experience in Game Design

Our instructor set the tone quickly: we’d only have a couple hours to create our working prototype game. During this workshop, my team and I received a challenge: recreate the massively-popular, team-based, first-person shooter Overwatch with just writing utensils, paper, notecards, and two dice. The motto the instructor gave us: “Work fast, fail fast.” More…

It’s dangerous to go alone: Party up.

Playing team-centric games creates communities for players both inside and out of the game, communities that could come together to make a difference in the real world too. More…

When life asks, “Will you continue?”

“Will you continue?” Every time I read these words in practically any context, I think of the booming announcer’s voice from Super Smash Brothers. Playing as one of Nintendo’s many staple characters, the single-player campaign pits you against multiple stages of foes, each one with increasing difficulty. Lose all your lives, and your character flops to the ground, ragdoll style. And then, the announcer’s voice: “Continue?”
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Thank You for Making the Intelligame/Extra Life Fundraiser Amazing.

Individual efforts make a difference, but the Intelligame Extra Life Fundraiser truly showcased the power of community.

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We Become What We Behold in Media, Social or Otherwise

I’ve been thinking about the effects of media on our lives, and We Become What We Behold makes me think about responsibilities as both a content creator and consumer. More…

It’s hard to write about games right now.

Personally, I’m struggling to find relevancy for any of this right now. But I’m still doing it.  More…

The Intelligame Extra Life 2016 Streaming Schedule

Since announcing that Intelligame was participating in the Extra Life fundraiser, the Intelligame community has raised nearly $1,200 for sick kids. Now, the final schedule is revealed.

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