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by Liz on May 8, 2013
Last week, Dave spoke at Mothers of Invention: Gaming alongside some awesome members of the Boston gaming industry. Video highlights were just posted, so now you can see why we had such a blast at Scott Kirsner’s forum on the innovative gaming industry in Massachusetts!
From Robots to Healthcare to Videogames, Mothers of Invention gathers big players in the space to share what they know and spread the word about their current projects. Joining us last week were Bob Houvener of Physical Apps, Matt Boch of Harmonix, and Hank Howie of Disruptor Beam.
It was great learning more about their paths through the industry — we hope to see more conversations on gaming happen at RedStar in the future! In the meantime, like RedStar Union and Tiny Tycoons on Facebook for updates.
by Liz on May 7, 2013
About Foursquare is the awesome unofficial Foursquare blog curated by Chris Thompson. We’re happy to be on the radars of die-hard Foursquare fans around the world. Now they know that they can become a real-world real estate tycoon without leaving the house!
Check out the original article below, or view it on About Foursquare.
Become a real estate tycoon of real-world places with Tiny Tycoons.
Have you ever had a desire to become a real estate tycoon in your hometown? Buying up properties and developing them to their full potential — all while making boatloads of cash?
iOS game Tiny Tycoons might give you some good practice without investing serious amounts of money. Like Landlord and Turf Geography Club, all the properties within the game are actual venues from the Foursquare database, so you can literally take over your hometown — or any other city in the world — right from your phone.
More than just a simple Monopoly-style game, Tiny Tycoons improves on the gameplay of those earlier apps by offering several different types of gameplay within the app. You earn money by “working” various jobs. Each task you perform nets more coins and helps you to level up, eventually becoming a superstar chef or a big-shot CEO. New levels unlock new content, including clothes, vehicles and more.
The properties you purchase earn you more money, based loosely on their Foursquare traffic. They can be upgraded with new floors and looks, which help to bring in even more money.
If you grow tired of taking over your hometown, Tiny Tycoons offers an option to fly around the world to other cities, so you’re not just tied to places you actually visit.
Tiny Tycoons is a fun take on tycoon-style games, offering a connection to the real world that most don’t include. It should have enough gameplay options and unlockable content to keep most people interested longer than simple property-collecting games.
The app is available free on the iTunes store for iPhone or iPad. There are, of course, in-app purchase options for buying more coins, cash or other content.
by Liz on May 6, 2013
ONE of them will be running around in the world of Tiny Tycoons next week! We couldn’t decide which avatar outfit to release in Tiny Tycoons, so we’re letting you guys make the decision. Take a second to cast your vote now!
We’re really excited to start releasing awesome new content for your avatars, your properties and your world in Tiny Tycoons in the next few months. Check back on the Facebook page to be the first to know when your Tiny Tycoon can start rocking new outfits (and some funky new hairstyles)! We can’t tell you for sure, but your wardrobe may get a warm weather upgrade soon!