We hope you had a fun International Games Day!
Now it's time to tell us the specifics so that we can let everyone know what happened in libraries around the world. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey at http://bit.ly/IGD2016Survey.
Your contribution is important because it's the numbers and stories that illustrate the true power of libraries in general and gaming in libraries in particular. Next year, when we begin approaching donors, partners, and the media, we'll be sharing this year's results with them so it's important that you tell us what happened at your library. We'd also love to hear your suggestions for how to improve the event for next year.
Thanks for participating this year, and we look forward to gaming with you again next year!
International Games Day is here and libraries from around the world are participating! Use the tag #ALAIGD when posting your event to social media.
As promised, the Spaceteam IGD Special Event is here! Libraries around the world can download this free game and display their skills at keeping their spaceship in working order through cooperative shouting.
- Make sure your players have the latest version of Spaceteam: 2.1 (available now on the App Store or Google Play)
- Make sure your players use the official Event Code: IGD and pick their own team name. This must be done in the app in Upgrades -> Events (see image)
- Players will need an internet connection for their score to show up on the leaderboard but they can play offline and the results will be cached and sent as soon as they are connected again.
This is the web page you should use at the event: http://leaderboard.spaceteam.ca/event/IGD
(Ideally, this page would be prominently displayed somewhere everyone can see it, eg. on a projector or large monitor or TV.)
As each team finishes a game, their score will show up on the leaderboard and on the map (there is a separate tab labeled "Map"). The page automatically refreshes every 60 seconds to show the latest data as it comes in.
You are encouraged to test this feature ahead of time using a different arbitrary event code of your choice (eg. "igdtest" and corresponding web page: http://leaderboard.spaceteam.ca/event/igdtest). There is a chance that your library Wifi network will not allow devices to connect to each other. If this is the case then you may have to set up a Wifi hotspot or have a dedicated Wifi router for the event.
The International Games Day Committee wants to give a special thanks to Henry Smith for this great event!
Vested Interest has kindly donated their abstract puzzle experience, simian.interface++, to libraries participating in International Games Day. This award-winning digital game has no explicit rules, no instructions, and very simple controls. Simian.interface++ is a single-player game that presents challenges that must be solved using pattern recognition, intuition, and experimentation.
This game is suitable for children of all ages. This game displays properly in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese, but is designed to be played by applying spatial reasoning and intuition, so users don't need to be able to read the text to play.
Register here to receive one of the 2000 promotional codes for this digital game. Any worldwide IGD or Nordic Game Day participant can register. Registration for the drawing will close on November 17th.
Thank you Vested Interest for donating to International Games Day!
International Games Day would like to thank Bridgeside Interactive for donating 20 codes for the two-player cooperative rhythm and clap game currently available for iPad, Clapper. Players perform five different types of claps with their partners, recognized via the device camera, to the beat of the music.
Take a journey through the jungle as you unlock new songs in this interactive musical game! Clapper offers four levels of difficulty, making it a great for beginners and experienced players of all ages.
Register here to win one of the 20 promotional codes for this digital game. You must be registered for International Games Day to be eligible for this free donation. Registration for the drawing will close on November 11th.
Thank you Bridgeside Interactive for supporting International Games Day!