Little Games

On Wednesday the New York Times Magazine published a really interesting article that talks a little about gamification and a lot about specifically the type of games, often found on Facebook and mobile devices, that capitalize on the snippets of “free” time everyone has between doing other things. It’s definitely worth a read; go check it out.

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Appvent Calendar Games: Thoughts (Part 1)

If you have an iPhone (or iPod Touch) and haven’t heard of the “Appvent Calendar,” go check it out. Blacksmith Games has organized an advent calendar where an iPhone game is given away for free each day in December leading up to Christmas. These are games which are not normally free, and are only free for the one day they represent on the “appvent calendar.” I’ve been picking up each of them so far, except I unfortunately missed yesterday’s (it was over 10mb and I forgot when I was in range of wi-fi), but I thought I’d post some thoughts on each of them.

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