mark a rayner: Spot the Newton!

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of Spot the Newton, where you pick out the UNtrue facts about Sir Isaac Newton: was unquestioningly one of the most important scientists ever died a virgin had a passion for alchemy above all else once poked a needle in his eye to test an optical theory used his ...

Things Are Good: A Competition and Journal Looking Into Philosophy and Games

Games are a very popular cultural medium with a reputation for not being very “deep”. Game Praxis is a new project I’ve co-founded to encourage game makers and players to ask big questions through gameplay. It’s a game competition and a journal focused on philosophy and games. The goal is simple: generate more interesting content ...

Things Are Good: Play A Game Inspired by Dogecoins: AstroDoge

Dogecoin is an open source cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. Indeed, Dogecoin uses Bitcoin as its underlying codebase; the difference between the two is that Dogecoin has a ridiculous, hilarious, and enthusiastic community. The nice people who mine Dogecoins have done a lot for fund-raising for good causes: Jamaican Bobsled Team Doge4Water Doge4kids Find out more at ...

Things Are Good: TradeCity: A Game That Shows You Your Own City

TradeCity: Toronto is a new expeirmental art game made by Golboo Amani that begins April 1st (no fooling’) and runs to the 12th. The game is set in Toronto and you need to physically traverse the city to play the game. TradeCity will expose players to really cool organizations in the city that they may ...

Things Are Good: Play a Game and Help Cure Cancer

This month Cancer Research UK released a game that helped scientists find a cure for cancer. It takes the obscure data that needs to be analyzed and translates that into a fun little game which can be played on Android or Apple devices. The aggregate data of players help scientists understand what’s going on in ...

Things Are Good: A Game Designed to Help Solve Eye Problems

Diplopia – A VR Game to Help Strabismus and Amblyopia is exactly what it sounds like. This sounds like a great gaming project! The game is meant to help people who have some eye issues strengthen their weak eye to restore (near) perfect control over their stereo-vision. You can contribute to the project at IndieGogo ...

Things Are Good: WeTopia: A Facebook Game that Funds Good Projects

We’ve looked at Facebook games that promote goodness before, and now we can WeTopia to that list. Instead of taking all those in-game purchases as profit WeTopia gives to charities that do real-world good. Thanks Kathryn!