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HaikuJAM: What Really Happens When You Write Poetry With Strangers

In our last Tech Brief we mentioned hot new rising app “HaikuJAM… which allows users to collaborate on haikus from anywhere”. Since that post three weeks ago, we got four writers from The DANamic.ORG Editorial Team to give collaborative poetry a try, and here’s what they discovered. Bradley Yam, Chief Innovator & Arts Writer After playing around on HaikuJAM for a week, my main takeaways are: The Good – The UI is intuitive; any digital native will have no problem learning to navigate the app even if he has no idea what it is about. – Runs pretty quickly, although the…
Gaming

“Merchant” Offers A New Type Of (For-Profit) Hero

In a world where monsters and colossal beasts roam the forests; where brave souls venture out to see the world, will you be the one who… profits? If you’ve ever fantasised about being the charming shopkeeper in an RPG, or wanted a game where you don’t need to monitor every minute, then “Merchant” fills up that role quite nicely. Released on 21 December 2015 (factcheck needed), Merchant has developed quite a name for itself. Within the three weeks of its release, it has managed to find its own community online, with a subreddit for discussion and its own Wikia page to boot.…
Gaming

“Rust Bucket” is a Rusty Little Distraction

Welcome to Mobile Mondays at DANamic.ORG! So mobile games have quickly taken over a large portion of the gaming industry and here at DANamic.ORG, we recognise that people like to spend their lunch breaks on games available on their phones. We’ll be showcasing games from the App Store (and Google Play) that we find interesting enough to capture your attention. Let’s get started with Mobile Mondays! Awww, it’s an adorable lean mean killing machine! Rust Bucket is a typical roguelike, a genre of games that require you to walk about and progress to the next level while killing enemies who are…
Gaming

“Ellie – Help me out… Please” is a Whole New Escape Room

Welcome to the new year, folks! So mobile games have quickly taken over a large portion of the gaming industry and here at DANamic.ORG, we recognise that people like to spend their lunch breaks on games available on their phones. So starting today, we’ll be showcasing games from the App Store (and Google Play) that we find interesting enough to capture your attention. Let’s get started with Mobile Mondays! “Ellie” is an escape game that was made a few years ago by a Japanese development team, who then translated it into English and released it onto the App Store. While the…
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