Games

Introducing the Growing Pains Accelerator: Business strategy help for toy and game inventors

Joel Silverman, CEO at KidsKnowBest, details the firm’s new Growing Pains Accelerator, an initiative designed to help inventors, designers and start-ups with mentoring, collaboration and practical services worth at least £150,000.

Core Home launches new games brand, Yellow Cab Games

While the development of the products is ongoing, Yellow Cab Games is actively seeking talent in the game development arena to help guide their new initiative.

YWow’s Michele Rudelli on wanting to bring something new to the world of games and puzzles

We caught up with Michele to find out more about the origins of YWow, and how the firm is looking to engage with the inventor community.

Designer Julio E. Nazario on how a career in engineering steers his approach to inventing games like Ctrl and Holi: Festival of Colors

Julio E. Nazario is a rising star of the game design world, with his eye-catching titles like Ctrl and Holi: Festival of Colors leading design royalty Eric Lang to recently tweet: ‘Julio Nazario will win a Spiel des Jahres before 2025’.

Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner: So… You Want to Be a Game Inventor?

Asked to give ten top tips to new toy-and-game inventors, Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner went one better… Here, they offer not only their tips but also invaluable advice that shapes their thinking.

Fat Brain Toys details Kidventor Contest finalists

“The big idea that I hope this contest reinforces for kids is that dreams can become reality,” said Mark Carson, President and Co-Founder of Fat Brain Toys.

Game designer Reiner Knizia on lockdown, creativity and My City

Reiner Knizia – the prolific game designer behind over 700 games, including Lost Cities, Modern Art and new Kosmos title My City – discusses how he got started in game design, shares his top tips for fuelling creativity and reveals the game he wishes he came up with!

Watch: Exploding Kittens’ Elan Lee on design, inventors and fuelling creativity

Elan Lee – CEO at Exploding Kittens – discusses the origins of the now iconic card game, sheds light on where the idea for the company’s latest game – Poetry for Neanderthals – came from, and his top tips for fuelling creativity.

Food Network to turn Hasbro’s Candy Land into new cooking show

The six-episode competition will feature cake and sugar artists tasked with creating confectionary showpieces for a chance to win $25,000.

Mondo Games’ Jayme Boucher on licensed games, poster puzzles and cheddar goblins

Jayme Boucher heads up Mondo Games; overseeing the development of games and puzzles based on IP spanning classics like The Thing, Back to the Future and Disney hits to cult success stories like 2018’s Mandy or pop culture icons like Bruce Lee.

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