Never Alone

Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa) is a puzzle-platformer video game, available on STEAM, that brings Alaskan native stories to life with beautiful effects.

We paired world class game makers with Alaska Native storytellers and elders to create a game which delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people to present an experience like no other.
Never Alone is our first title in an exciting new genre of “World Games” that draw fully upon the richness of unique cultures to create complex and fascinating game worlds for a global audience.

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable is a interactive story modification game, available on Steam, that comments on self-determination and decision-making within video games.

The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand.

But as you explore, slowly, meaning begins to arise, the paradoxes might start to make sense, perhaps you are powerful after all. The game is not here to fight you; it is inviting you to dance.

LIX – The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World

LIX is the “smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World.” Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the LIX pen uses ABS and PLA filament (the same as other major 3D printers).

Unlike other 3D printing pens, LIX is small, lightweight, and easy to use. The power cable connects to any USB port and the pen takes less than a minute to heat up the filament.

LIX will be available for preorder soon and will cost $139.95.

3D printer turns smartphone into microscope

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has released printable files that allow anyone with a 3D printer to turn their smartphone into a microscope. Users simply have to print out a their own microscope with the 3D printer and purchase inexpensive beads used by PNNL. Depending on the size of the beads you purchase, the magnification of the microscope will range from 100x to 1000x.

Rendor, 3D scanner with smartphone

 

The Rendor smartphone app allows you to create a 3D scan of almost any object simply by taking video of it from every angle, using only a piece of paper with a specially printed grid and a regular smartphone. The program interpolates the shape of the object based on how it is positioned on the grid and then generates a usable 3D file.

Tech Crunch calls it “one of the best 3D-scanning tools” they’ve seen.