Links For December 17, 2013

Gamasutra: Diana Hughes’s Blog - 5 Things We Learned About Developing An iOS Game for Blind Players

One thing that we noticed gradually, that sort of snuck up on us, was that this community was different from the gaming communities we were used to. They asked, rather than demanded, that we help them. They always expressed appreciation for our work first, before offering criticism or bug reports. Sometimes they contacted us just to say thanks, and that they liked the game. There wasn’t a troll for miles. When they said they were going to buy a copy of the game, they meant it. In short, they were all so NICE.

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies

Meanwhile, the FBI, CIA, and the Defense Humint Service were all running human intelligence operations – undercover agents – within Second Life. In fact, so crowded were the virtual worlds with staff from the different agencies, that there was a need to try to “deconflict” their efforts – or, in other words, to make sure each agency wasn’t just duplicating what the others were doing.

OriDomi - origami for the web – Javascript library for creating various folding effects