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Teale Fristoe

Teale is a PhD student hailing from Fairbanks, Alaska. His interests include content generation, artificial life, and educational games.

Indie Game Panel Speaking at UCSC

I’m very pleased to announce that we have three distinguished speakers visiting this Thursday, May 26, in our introductory game design course, also known as 80k. The panel runs from 12-1:30pm in the UCSC Media Theater. We’ll talk about what’s happened in the three years since Braid brought the indie scene to mainstream attention, where […]

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Global Game Jam at Santa Cruz

It’s the beginning of another year, which means it’s time for another Global Game Jam. Santa Cruz is proud to host a site for the third year in a row, and we continue to grow. In fact, we’re currently tied for the 2nd largest site in the US and the 10th largest site in the […]

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As I Lay Dying!

I’m pleased to announce the release of my latest game, As I Lay Dying! or, Teale’s Big Hike! It is a challenging puzzle platformer I began writing in the spring of 2010 for Noah Wardrip-Fruin‘s Playable Media course. You can play it free online here. I would love to hear what you think of it! […]

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Global Game Jam Featuring Awesome Speakers

The second annual global game jam at UCSC is coming up, kicking off on Friday, January 29th. But even if you aren’t participating in the jam, you should still come by the Simularium at 4:00 pm on Friday to check out the great speakers we have lined up. This year, you’ll get to hear from: […]

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The Magic of Magic

I started playing Magic: The Gathering when I was in 5th grade.  Like all things from that age, it was a fad, and quickly faded behind the next hot toy.  However, I have been amazed with the frequent resurgence of the game in my life.  Multiple times, I have witnessed people with little in common […]

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The Great Flu: Pandemic Education for the Masses

In my last post, I discussed how games are being used to communicate, not just to entertain.  Today, I want to discuss The Great Flu, a game recently released by Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  The game attempts to educate the public about the dangers of and difficulty in containing flu pandemics. In […]

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