Programmable Play

Generation Z comes to expect open-source gaming

Implications - The evolution of code literacy goes all the way back to MySpace, when social interaction pushed young Millennials to teach themselves basic code. Minecraft ushered in a new, more advanced iteration of self-taught code for the new generation, causing them to expect the same level of freedom and complexity in all tech.
SCORE: 3.7
Mild Top 6 Examples: 4,970 Total Clicks Jun 14 - Dec 15
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Open-Source Animating Programs - Film Company Pixar Will Be Releasing a New Animation Software
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 660 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 15
Open-Source Animating Programs
Film Company Pixar Will Be Releasing a New Animation Software
Movie juggernaut Pixar recently announced they will be launching a new animation software that’s open-sourced in an effort to simplify the process of filmmaking. This will help filmmakers... [More]
Smart Friendship Bracelets - Minecraft Inspired the Programmable Jewelbots for Tween Girls
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 2,154 Clicks Pub: May 26, 15
Smart Friendship Bracelets
Minecraft Inspired the Programmable Jewelbots for Tween Girls
Jewelbots is a line of smart friendship bracelets that takes this gesture of love to a tech-savvy level. Inspired by the computer game, Minecraft, it is a programmable wearable that looks like a... [More]
App-Connected Building Blocks - playDXTR Smart Building Blocks Track Cognitive Development in Kids
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 752 Clicks Pub: Dec 23, 15
App-Connected Building Blocks
playDXTR Smart Building Blocks Track Cognitive Development in Kids
These smart building blocks combine digital intelligence with physical play to help parents better understand the cognitive development of their children. playDXTR consists of app-connected blocks... [More]
Customizable Gaming Peripherals - The Roccat Tyon is Fast, Versatile & Ideal for Tailored Gameplay
SCORE: 2.7
Untested 754 Clicks Pub: Jun 12, 14
Customizable Gaming Peripherals
The Roccat Tyon is Fast, Versatile & Ideal for Tailored Gameplay
Working closely with expert gamers for its development, the ROCCAT Tyon is one gaming mouse that’s great for play, but it doesn’t mess around when it comes to its design. The gaming... [More]
Customizable Platformer Games - Nintendo's Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Levels
SCORE: 3.1
Untested 427 Clicks Pub: Jun 11, 14
Customizable Platformer Games
Nintendo's Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Levels
The announcement of the new Mario Maker game was a big one made by Nintendo at the E3 2014 conference yesterday. Inspired by the classic 2D Mario platformer, Mario Maker will let gamers create their... [More]
Refreshed Classic Games - The Minecraft: Story Mode Game Adds Plot and Characters to a Classic Game
SCORE: 2
Untested 223 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 15
Refreshed Classic Games
The Minecraft: Story Mode Game Adds Plot and Characters to a Classic Game
The Minecraft: Story Mode game pretty much manages to do the impossible by taking a classic but extremely simple game and turning it into a full-in, immersive video game complete with a plot.... [More]
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