Maybe Michael Bay should direct this next battle of the robot titans: Googlebot vs the Apple iTunes Web Servers – Dark of the Web?
It seems that as of today, the Apple iTunes Preview Web servers are not playing well with the googlebot. Take a look at the top three SERP descriptions for Angry Birds, one of the most popular iOS apps.
Maybe the only bit of design work I’ve seen that uses a Tablet PC for something innovative:
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a sequel to the popular freeware game Crayon Physics. Or you can think of it as the game I would have created if I would have had more than 7 days to do it. Way more than 7 days. More like 7 months or 17 months.
Anyway Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D physics puzzle game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.
As you might imagine, getting about 50 freewheeling game designers together can be pretty entertaining but Bill Bottorff (from Austin Business Computers, Inc.) and Don Carleton (from the Center for American History) kept the event going.
One issue discussed was the preservation of video game ephemera and digital assets related to the history of the game industry. Richard Garriott (pictured below) talked about his history in video games and even brought a few items for show and tell.
Among some of the items for show and tell are one of Garriott’s original Apple computers that he used to develop many games (he has a running one in his office to this day) and the roll of paper tape on top of the Apple is a working copy of his first game Dungeons and Dragons I.
George Sanger also spoke, played some recorded music and was very entertaining, if not a bit surreal.
George passed around some his personal keepsakes, including this test cartridge from the Son of M.U.L.E. game. (I fondly remember M.U.L.E. myself, it’s probably one of the best games I ever played.)
It’s hoped that this is the first of many initiatives between UT Austin and the the video game community, look for more information in the future.