SuperAves: a collectible card game about bird biodiversity

Luis Francisco Gonzaga & Viviana Borges Corte Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Vitória, ES, Brazil. Emails: luispof (at) gmail (dot) com; viviana.borges (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The idea of making a game about the birds of the UFES (Federal University of Espírito Santo, in southeast Brazil) campus was a sum of long-brewing factors.Continue reading “SuperAves: a collectible card game about bird biodiversity”

Corsola ecosystems in the Galar region

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF To begin this article in the most honest way I can think of, I must state that as a biologist I’ve always complained about those absurdities in the Pokémon franchise that could have beenContinue reading “Corsola ecosystems in the Galar region”

Mondo Museum: a sim game to build your own world-class dream museum

Interview with Michel McBride-Charpentier Download PDF Mondo Museum is an upcoming simulation game developed by Viewport Games[1] where you can build your dream museum. Equipped with dinosaurs, Books of the Dead, classical paintings, and space-age stuff, Mondo Museum has something for everyone. The game will be soon published by Kitfox Games and is already listedContinue reading “Mondo Museum: a sim game to build your own world-class dream museum”

Bird biodiversity in heavy metal songs

Henrique M. Soares1, João V. Tomotani2, Barbara M. Tomotani3 & Rodrigo B. Salvador3 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. 2 Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brazil. 3 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Emails: hemagso( at) gmail (dot) com; t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com; babi.mtContinue reading “Bird biodiversity in heavy metal songs”

Inspiration for the character design of Squids Odyssey

Audrey Leprince¹ ¹The Game Bakers, Montpellier, France. Email: audrey (at) thegamebakers (dot) com Download PDF Squids Odyssey is a role-playing game by French studio The Game Bakers. It is the latest entry in the Squids franchise, released in 2014 for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU, and more recently, in 2018 for PC and Nintendo Switch. TheContinue reading “Inspiration for the character design of Squids Odyssey”

Terrestrial Mollusca in The Legend of Luo Xiaohei

Guoyi E. Zhang¹ ¹College of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China. Email: starsareintherose (at) 163 (dot) com Download PDF Since the beginning of 2019, the web cartoon and flash animation “The Legend of Luo Xiaohei”[1] (in short, Luo Xiaohei) has been viewed more than 72 million times on barrage video website Bilibili (https://www.bilibili.com/). ItContinue reading “Terrestrial Mollusca in The Legend of Luo Xiaohei”

Pokémollusca: the mollusk-inspired Pokémon

Rodrigo B. Salvador¹ & Daniel C. Cavallari² ¹ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand. ² Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Emails: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com, dccavallari (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The phylum Mollusca appeared during the Cambrian Period, over 500Continue reading “Pokémollusca: the mollusk-inspired Pokémon”

The scientists of Assassin’s Creed – Part 1: James Cook and Charles Darwin

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF It feels like a long time since Altair first adventured through the Holy Land. Now Assassin’s Creed, by Ubisoft, became one of the highest selling video game franchises of all time. It is evenContinue reading “The scientists of Assassin’s Creed – Part 1: James Cook and Charles Darwin”

Wingspan: how birds colonized board games

Interview with Elizabeth Hargrave Download PDF Wingspan is a game entirely about birds and it has been a wonderful surprise, being considered one of the hottest titles for 2019[1]. This is the first game from designer Elizabeth Hargrave, published by Stonemaier Games, and will be available in March this year. In this game, the playersContinue reading “Wingspan: how birds colonized board games”

Valleys Between: bringing environmental issues to games

Niamh Fitzgerald Little Lost Fox. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: niamh (at) littlelostfox (dot) com Download PDF Valleys Between[1] is an environmental puzzle game, where your goal is to grow your world for as long as you can while protecting it from threats that will damage its health. When we started designing Valleys Between we wanted toContinue reading “Valleys Between: bringing environmental issues to games”