• Announcements

    • khawk

      Download the Game Design and Indie Game Marketing Freebook   07/19/17

      GameDev.net and CRC Press have teamed up to bring a free ebook of content curated from top titles published by CRC Press. The freebook, Practices of Game Design & Indie Game Marketing, includes chapters from The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, and An Architectural Approach to Level Design. The GameDev.net FreeBook is relevant to game designers, developers, and those interested in learning more about the challenges in game development. We know game development can be a tough discipline and business, so we picked several chapters from CRC Press titles that we thought would be of interest to you, the GameDev.net audience, in your journey to design, develop, and market your next game. The free ebook is available through CRC Press by clicking here. The Curated Books The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition, by Jesse Schell Presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, anthropology, and more. Written by one of the world's top game designers, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again. View it here. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, by Joel Dreskin Marketing is an essential but too frequently overlooked or minimized component of the release plan for indie games. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing provides you with the tools needed to build visibility and sell your indie games. With special focus on those developers with small budgets and limited staff and resources, this book is packed with tangible recommendations and techniques that you can put to use immediately. As a seasoned professional of the indie game arena, author Joel Dreskin gives you insight into practical, real-world experiences of marketing numerous successful games and also provides stories of the failures. View it here. An Architectural Approach to Level Design This is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. The book presents architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work. It connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space. Throughout the text, readers learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. View it here. Learn more and download the ebook by clicking here. Did you know? GameDev.net and CRC Press also recently teamed up to bring GDNet+ Members up to a 20% discount on all CRC Press books. Learn more about this and other benefits here.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Chad Smith

Grandparents and Technology

5 posts in this topic

My 80 year old grandmother is starting to become more of a tech person and actually uses technology. She just got a brand new 4th gen iPad for Christmas. My cousin and I set her up with an Apple ID. Then we mistakenly put our contact information in their. The moment you receive a FaceTime call from her...scary. And she messages me more then my friends do too!

Love my grandmother but I think it'd be better If she didn't know about this technology. Lol I'm just kidding

Anyone else have stories like this about their grandparents coming to grips with technology?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my grandfather tries, but fails horribly.  i keep trying to tell him that pushing a button isn't going to destroy the computer, and well alert him if he's about to do anything detrimental, but he'll instead just sit their and call someone if he doesn't know exactly how to do something instead of trying to figure it out.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
my grandfather tries, but fails horribly.  i keep trying to tell him that pushing a button isn't going to destroy the computer, and well alert him if he's about to do anything detrimental, but he'll instead just sit their and call someone if he doesn't know exactly how to do something instead of trying to figure it out.

 

I do know that feeling.  She's not good at them at all but she isn't afraid to try to get something to work.  Though sometimes I wish she was.  She downloads so many different virus scanners on her computer.  If it takes one hickup then she freaks out and downloads a new virus scanner that in the end it makes the computer even slower.  So if I am over there it causes me to delete them all again.  lol.

 

It did take us a little bit to show her that the iPad's touch screen goes off the heat of your finger and is not pressure sensitive.  Her first couple times to use it we almost freaked out hearing her finger beat against the screen.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My grandfather has a masters degree in electronic engineering. He designed machines for the government in the 60s and 70s. He has no problem with computers and people younger than him often ask him for advice on it.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grandma is an insurance agent.   Worked from typewrites all the way to the modern computer(a little over 60).

 

Grandfather doesn't like to be showed up, so tries to fix everything himself.   And breaks computers often enough.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0