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Playware Staff Interview Series – Jon Chan

Senior 3D artist Jon Chan has been with Playware Studios since the very beginning in 2005. Dabbling occasionally in the creation of game levels within 3D Hive, he prefers designing challenges rather than narratives. We find out from …

Playware Staff Interview Series – Hong Zheny...

Senior Software Developer Hong Zhenyang has been interested in programming since he was 12 years old. At 15, he started dabbling in C++. Years later (and many programming languages after), Hong is now the lead for 3DHive.build, the …

Making Games Is More Than Just Child’s Play

It’s an understatement to say that today’s kids are smarter than those of previous generations. There seems to be very little that they don’t know or have an opinion about. My kids, for example, can have prolonged discourses …

Learning Affectively Through Games

Most afternoons these days, you will find my kids and I at home playing games. Since the weather often makes it impossible for us to be outdoors, we stay in and bond over “Monopoly”, “Snakes and Ladders”, “Gin …

The Trouble With GBL

Just this week, I sat in class listening to my students give presentations on a topic of their choice. There were interesting ones about saving dolphins and wanting to be a K-pop star but also yawn-worthy ones about …

To game or not to game, that is the question

Having been a parent for the last 9 years, I have become used to worrying about virtually everything concerning my kids. Their physical development, their mental well-being, their social skills, you name it and I’ve probably worried about …