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Blog: Behind the 'Gaming is more addictive than heroin' headline

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 17 July 2014 - 4:00am

"I believe gaming addictions exist but that the number of gamers that are genuinely addicted comprises a small minority... the number of genuine video game addicts is few and far between." ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

When an Artist Creates Games - by Lorenzo Pigozzo

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 July 2014 - 3:53am
Is game design different if an artist tries to make an interactive piece instead of when a developer makes art games?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

LINE social games platform files for IPO

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 17 July 2014 - 3:27am

Following reports that LINE Corp, the Japanese company behind the LINE Game Platform, would soon file for an initial public offering, the company has now gone ahead with the filing. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Surprising Insights You Can Get From Publisher IDs - by Simon Kendall

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 July 2014 - 3:24am
It's hard to keep chipping away at large amounts of data when your gut instinct tells you there's nothing there. Fortunately, Publisher IDs can provide surprising and invaluable targeting insights for your app marketing campaign.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupalfund.us: #D8Rules As a Proof that Drupal Community Is a Living Cell

Planet Drupal - 17 July 2014 - 2:28am

When D8Rules project waiting in a Funding phase had just seven days left to be successfully funded, success didn’t seem likely. The project had raised just over 40% of its funding goal so far. The days shortened; the pressure rose. Happiness exploded exactly two days before the finish line thanks to the rescuing amount which came just in time.

The Biggest Nest of Funders So Far

We know that the Drupal Community is generous in donating money. They confirmed it again in the case of the ‘D8Rules - Support the Rules module for Drupal 8’ project. Together, 138 backers funded 106% of its funding goal. It equated to 15.973 dollars. With this number, D8Rules is, for the moment, the biggest project successfully funded onDrupalfund.us.

Public crowdfunding for D8Rules on Drupalfund started on May 13th. In one day, funders covered 8% of the funding goal already—quite good for a start. During the first two weeks the donating line grew and then it became static. The days were flowing away and more than a half of the final amount was still missing. What happened next?!

Categories: Drupal

The State of Pricing in the Game Industry - by Ulyana Chernyak

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 July 2014 - 2:09am
Figuring out how to price your game in today's market can be a bit confusing. For today's post we're going to look at the pricing guidelines that have become a part of the Game Industry.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

My latest game for Android: Haunted Mine Adventure - by Thierry Brochart

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 July 2014 - 2:01am
Today I published my new free game: Haunted Mine Adventure! [url]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamayun.hauntedmineadventure[/url] How deep into the cave can you go?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

GDC Europe adds expert talks on Early Access, second screen apps

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 17 July 2014 - 1:54am

Experienced Early Access and second screen app developers join the lineup of speakers exploring the art and business of games at GDC Europe 2014 this August in Cologne. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Overcoming Impostor's Syndrome

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 17 July 2014 - 1:07am

"You realize that you don't deserve to be here. You do not belong. You see amazing, talented people with more experience and talent, and you know you aren't qualified to work in their industry." ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

It takes a village! - by Seth Sivak

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 July 2014 - 11:52pm
Discussion about our experience co-working with Harmonix and why it is important to talk/meet/share with other developers.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

YogsCast Kickstarter game “Yogventures!” cancelled - A legal perspective - by Zachary Strebeck

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 July 2014 - 10:46pm
California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck examines the cancellation of Kickstarter-funded game Yogventures! from a legal perspective.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Deeson Online: Deeson Online create Drupal 8 personas

Planet Drupal - 16 July 2014 - 9:30pm
Deeson Online create Drupal 8 personasBy Lizzie Hodgson | 17th July 2014

The momentum behind Drupal 8 is growing, and Deeson Online have been playing their part...

We in the Drupal community probably know something about Drupal 8 – even if it's just that we're aware it's coming!

But how do you clearly and simply highlight the benefits of Drupal 8 to a non-developer audience, or those beyond our community?

How can you then potentially create a non-dev community of Drupal 8 advocates and share good practice?

Introducing Drupal 8 personas What is a persona?

A persona is a ‘person' that represents a specific group of users.

Organisations and companies can use intel from personas to create, for example, 
a piece or pieces of content that will:

  • Highlight expectations and use of your site for your 
end user
  • Help drive the benefits in 
a way that will be immediately understood 
by the audience

Deeson Online have been working of a series of personas to help clearly articulate the benefits of Drupal 8.


How did we create Drupal 8 personas?

Using interviews with a range of Drupal and non-Drupal users, we got to grips with all the pain points for a range of potential Drupal 8 users. Using Dries Buytaert’s personas from his DrupalCon Prague Keynote speech as a starting point, we then focused on:

We then carried out a series of interviews via Skype and Google Hangouts asking people from across the globe from each of these user groups over 30 questions.

These questions ranged from "How many people work in the company?" to "From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, what does a day in your working life look like?"

What did we do with the answers?

We then analysed all the responses, reducing them down to one 'persona' per user group, ensuring that we captured the persona needs and pain, then matching them against how Drupal 8 will help.

The result

A range of easy to consume dowloadable infographic persona fact sheets, that established and potential users can read and share.

The results so far have been really positive. The infographic personas are proving especially useful for those within our community to have something to refer to when talking not just about the power and benefits Drupal 8, but Drupal itself.

So learn more about Drupal 8, download the persona infographics and share the Drupal love!  
Categories: Drupal

PreviousNext: Drupal continuous integration with Docker

Planet Drupal - 16 July 2014 - 6:03pm

Continuous integration platforms are a vital component of any development shop. We rely on it heavily to keep projects at the quality they deserve. Being early adopters of Docker (0.7.6) for our QA and Staging platform we thought it was time to take our CI environment to the next level!

Categories: Drupal

Instagram Realtime

New Drupal Modules - 16 July 2014 - 5:09pm

This module allows you to integrate real-time Instagram content with your Drupal site. This module was developed for the Alaska Salmon Project by ThinkShout.

To use this tool, you must create an Instagram "Client" through Instagram's Developer UI. After installing and enabling the module, you can then add your credentials Instagram Client credentials to the site at admin/config/services/instagram.

Categories: Drupal

Metal Toad: The Best Way to Learn Programming for Beginners

Planet Drupal - 16 July 2014 - 3:32pm

What is the best way to learn programming for beginners? I've spent a lot of time over the past 12 months thinking about this question, and as our firm has grown steadily from 19 to 39 people, I've reflected on what makes the difference between the people who walk in the door and knock things out of the park and those who struggle. Since my blog post on How to Become a Web Developer I have a number of people who regularly ask me this very question, I'd like to share my thoughts and observations.

Categories: Drupal

Drupal core announcements: Core contact module roadmap

Planet Drupal - 16 July 2014 - 3:27pm
Background

Now that we have a new release cycle, we have the possibility of new features in minor releases, i.e. although we are in feature freeze for 8.0, that doesn't mean we can't add new features until 9.0. Provided they are backwards-compatible, we can add new features in 8.1 and 8.2.
After recently taking over maintainer-ship of the core contact module, @tim-e and I, in consultation with @andypost and @berdir have formulated a draft roadmap for the features we'd like to see in contact module in the future.
We're publishing it here for wider community-input.

High-level goal

To provide the 80% use-case of webform. i.e. allowing creation and submission of feedback forms from site-users; and providing editing, listing and administration of submitted form values.
Webform contains lots of features, we're only after expanding contact module slightly to add storage and administration and in the process meet the basic use-case of webform in core.
Note that some of these items are features and can be developed in contrib during 8.0 if required with the view to include in point releases eg 8.1, 8.2.

  1. Open issues
    1. Move subject/message fields to use widgets https://www.drupal.org/node/1856562
    2. Make contact message behave like normal entity https://www.drupal.org/node/2289063
    3. Rename contact category to form https://www.drupal.org/node/2285083
    4. Provide redirect option https://www.drupal.org/node/306662
  2. Key features/issues on roadmap
    1. Add (pluggable) storage of messages https://www.drupal.org/node/1856560 - we already have a test implementation of this (in a test module) in core, so it is already technically possible.
    2. Add views integration https://www.drupal.org/node/1856560
    3. Add admin listing of submissions w/ bulk actions to delete https://www.drupal.org/node/1856560
    4. Add ability to edit submissions
    5. Support for file-fields attached to emails - requires formatter for file-field.
    6. Ability to edit format of messages bodies including tokens
    7. Move email logic out of form submit handler to allow submission of messages via REST api that also send email
    8. Move email logic into own service and add events for other modules to interact
      1. Make email sending optional at category (form) level
    9. Path integration to allow simple alias management of contact categories
    10. Per contact-category permissions to allow granular access
    11. Provide a menu-link per category in a custom menu - auto builds menu of contact category links leveraging the menu link API to solve the category selector regression.
    12. Provide a configurable and themable block of selected contact forms. Probably needs views to query contact categories. https://www.drupal.org/node/1997692 and https://www.drupal.org/node/599770
Approach
Categories: Drupal

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick almost got fired over stock deal

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 16 July 2014 - 2:22pm

Court documents reveal that management at Vivendi were on the verge of ousting Kotick over a deal -- that's now the focus of a lawsuit -- that allowed his group to grab up Activision stock. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Get a job: Nexon America seeks a Localization Producer

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 16 July 2014 - 1:56pm

The free-to-play game company is looking to hire an experienced localization producer to oversee its Western game localization operations in its El Segundo, CA offices. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal.org frontpage posts for the Drupal planet: Drupal 7.29 and 6.32 released

Planet Drupal - 16 July 2014 - 1:37pm

Drupal 7.29 and Drupal 6.32, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.29 and Drupal 6.32 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.29
Download Drupal 6.32

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.

Security information

We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.

Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.

Changelog

Drupal 7.29 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.29 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.32 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.32 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.29 and 6.32 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.29 or Drupal 6.32.

Known issues

None.

Front page news: Planet DrupalDrupal version: Drupal 6.xDrupal 7.x
Categories: Drupal

Acquia: I Dream it and I Drupal it – My Acquia Story

Planet Drupal - 16 July 2014 - 1:24pm

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new beginning which weaves more threads on to it like spider as it goes on. Acquia internship came as this new beginning to me that I always thought of and dreamt of. I admired startups with challenging ideas and read more and more about the entrepreneurs, about their success stories and the way they reached to where they are now and still envisioning in future. I loved to read and analyze what challenges these young entrepreneurs faced and how they overcome it.

Categories: Drupal
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