Get Refraction 2 on your iPad devices

refraction2_screen1Kicking off our week, we are pleased to announce Refraction 2 is now available on iPad devices. One of our favorite fraction games at the Center, the original Refraction won the Grand Prize in the Disney Learning Challenge at SIGGRAPH 2010. Set with a space theme, Refraction 2 challenges players to use their knowledge of fractions to bend, shape, and power lasers to free lost animals trapped in spaceships.

Look for other great CGS titles to hit the app store soon – and don’t worry Android users – we’re working on a version for you too.

Right now, the App store has it under “Animation Research Labs”, but don’t worry – we’re getting that fixed, and it’s definitely a CGS title!

Foldit in new documentary!

CGSWebSiteFolditCircleOur game Foldit is part of an upcoming documentary! “The Revenge of video games” will be broadcast this upcoming Sunday, January 11 on the French Canadian channel, Canal D, at 7pm (rerun Thursday, January 15 at 12 am, Friday, January 16 at 10 am). If you know of (or are) someone living in Québec, let them know! When we hear about this documentary being broadcast to a large audience or in English, we’ll let you know.

Winter Greetings from the Center for Game Science

openhouse“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino

Here at the Center for Game Science, we are already making plans for a productive (and possibly genius)  2015. Most recently, our top games Nanocrafter and Foldit have been making the news with these headlines:

Additionally, we recently participated in UW’s Computing Open House and Seattle’s Public Library’s Hour of Code event to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Be sure to keep an eye on some of the great things we have coming up, including:

An all new Nanocrafter website is underway. Our developers have been working diligently on this endeavor and the site is going through a final bit of testing before debuting fully upon the world. If you haven’t visited Nanocrafter in a while, make it part of your New Year resolutions to get into crowd science with this up and coming star!

Regular community chats with the scientists and developers of Foldit, with great new content planned and the likely return of Black Belt Folding, our community driven series to help guide users through some of the trickier concepts of the game.

Exciting times are also ahead for Algebra Challenge (we know you’ve been asking!) and going into next summer with our community here at UW and beyond. Be sure you are following us on all our channels to get the latest!