How Reality-Based Games Are Transforming Our Understanding of ‘Play’ [VIDEO]

 Gamification of…the World?

Keynoting at Casual Connect Asa 2012 on “How Reality-Based Games Are Transforming Our Understanding of ‘Play'”

In May, I had a chance to keynote a session at Casual Connect: Asia. This was my first time ever visiting Singapore. I was really impressed by the level of activity happening in Singapore, China, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and The Philippines in terms of game development and the gaming industry in general.

Casual Connect Asia was a really special event for me. I met so many talented entrepreneurs and developers, interested investors, and people trying to make their mark in this every-growing and ever-competitive game industry landscape.

#SWSWi Panel: “Startup DNA: Hacking the Code”

dnaI am really excited about my upcoming panel at SXSW Interactive.

My co-panelists are simply awesome: Michael Agustin (@michaelagustin), Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, GameSalad & Dustin Clingman (@dclingman), CEO, ZeeGeeGames. The three of us have so many fun (and not so fun) experiences to share. Everyone likes a war story mixed in with all of the glory and success, right?

FILM IN FOCUS: “My Man Godfrey” (1936) — the first “Downton Abbey”?

My Man Godfrey (1936) — the “Downton Abbey” of Its Time

Starring William Powell and Carole Lombard — with a supporting cast of talented actors such as Mischa AuerEugene Pallette, and Alice Brady — the film is often billed as the first “screwball” comedy. I do love this film for it’s fast-paced wit and bubbly dialogue.

Carole Lombard and William Powell are two of my favorite actors from this era. By the time they had made this film together, the two had already been married and divorced — to EACH OTHER — so perhaps that explains why their on-screen chemistry is so electric. I’m inspired by how they seem to have remained friends after their marriage and go on to create this enduring classic together.