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Tickets on sale for “Einstein’s Playground,” our demo at the Charles Hayden Planetarium

Produced with the Museum of Science Boston, we’ll be projecting live visuals from our OpenRelativity game engine onto the dome of the Charles Hayden Planetarium to demonstrate the theory of Special Relativity! “Einstein’s Playground” is a new show designed specifically for a live, narrated presentation, using the flexibility of interactivity to adjust to the needs for a large audience.

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SC2 Notifications GIF extravaganza

Much has happened since we demoed the “Workers Killed” notification panel for StarCraft 2! Thanks to the combined efforts of GameHeart and DreamHack, this past month has been the fastest turnaround from unveiling to production code on our MIT Overseer

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Friday Games: SC2VN the StarCraft Progaming Visual Novel

For this session of Friday Games, we will be video chatting with Team Eleven Eleven, creators of SC2VN, the StarCraft Progaming Visual Novel. Come join us at MIT in building 26, room 153 or watch online on our Twitch.TV channel.

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New “Workers Killed” notification panel for StarCraft 2

A new feature for the MIT Overseer Observer mod project: The “Workers Killed” notification is a little pop-up tab that appears on the left side of an SC2 observer screen that shows how many workers have been killed recently. Our goals for this feature are to make it easier for StarCraft 2 observers, casters, and spectators to identify and assess the amount of economic damage during attacks on the mineral line.

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Friday Games: For The Records

This Friday, we will be playing four games from DePaul University about mental health with our an old friend of the lab, Doris Rusch! We’ll start at 4pm ET in MIT room 26-153 as usual. You can also watch online

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Friday Games: Foiled

This Friday, we’ll be playing Foiled, a competitive two-player fencing game developed by Gabe Cuzzillo and Aaron Taecker-Wyss! We will take turns using the standard arcade convention: winner stays, loser swaps to the next challenger. Each player takes control of

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Friday Games: Kolejka (Queue)

This Friday, we’ll be playing Kolejka, a board game about queueing for scarce food and necessities in 1980’s communist Poland! Players line up family members in neighborhood stores in the hopes of obtaining toilet paper, shoes, sugar, and the occasional

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Friday Games: Honey you do not want to go in there

We’re switching the Friday Games format for Hallowmas! We’ll be playing Ib, a creepy adventure game built in RPG Maker 2000 that exploits JRPG aesthetics to create innovative visual horror, playing on the flatness of the isometric plane and the

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Friday Games: The Stanley Parable

This Friday we’ll be playing The Stanley Parable, the latest remake of a 2011 mod that takes a wry look at game interactions, stories, choice and the illusions behind them. (So maybe it’s all magic!) Expertly voiced by British actor

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MIT Overseer Observer Mod

We’ve been experimenting with the StarCraft 2 Galaxy Editor at the MIT Game Lab over the summer and we’d like to share our current prototype casting tool. The MIT Overseer project aims to provide casters with real-time graphics to help them tell the story of a game while it is in progress. We are trying out several different ways of displaying what happened in the past of a single game and anticipating what might happen in the near future.

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