PIGDA Halloween Crawl: NEIFLetter # 7

Happy Halloween Everybody! It has been a very busy and productive few weeks at DAM headquarters.  We just finished Halves (misleading as we are way past the halfway point of the semester) on Friday which is where we present the progress of our project so far to the ETC and talk about what still needs to be done by the end of the semester.  We showed a demo of our.. Read More

Gamejolt’s David DeCarmine: NEIFLetter #6

I (Mac) just returned from Indiecade in Culver City (LA) which was equal parts inspiring, tiring, and pure fun.  I was there as part (music/sound) of the Pillow Castle team showing off the latest demo of Museum of Simulation Technology.  What an amazing event filled with daring and exciting games largely free from the evil tentacles of corporations and profit margins.  One of the big stand outs for me was GoodbyeWorld Games’ Close.. Read More

Oregon Trail: NEIFLetter #5

  On Wednesday, DAM got to spend an hour with a hero of ours: Don Rawitsch.  Don is the creator of The Oregon Trail, one of the very first educational games and one which David and I (Mac) spent countless hours playing during school hours.  There were so many fascinating elements to The Oregon Trail from it’s economic systems to it’s exceedingly high difficulty level that sustained students interest for so many.. Read More