Surprise and Delight, Rinse and Repeat

Can you believe this video has garnered almost 1 BILLION views? Ryan ToysReview is a phenomenon. Since 2014, “unboxing” channels on Youtube have changed the face of children’s television and altered the way kids discover new toys.  Mega star, Ryan, now 8 years old, generated 22 million dollars last year from his unboxing videos and…

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Multiplayer AR – Good, Bad, Ugly

AR is an impressive technology but until the launch of ARKit 2.0 last year, single-user experiences were the norm. Unfortunately, these early apps neither retained customers, nor monetized. (We know this from first-hand experience!) Since then, multiplayer apps, where people can share a virtual experience in real time, have gained steam. Players can affect the same environment…

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Ellen Digital Network Unveils “Game of Games: The Game” App

Launching Innovative Augmented Reality “Play Along Live” Feature with NBC’s Hit Primetime Competition Series “Ellen’s Game of Games” Viewers Can Win $5,000 from Home Beginning Tuesday, January 8th Ellen Digital Network launched an innovative mobile app, “Game of Games: The Game,” based on NBC’s hit primetime reality competition series, “Ellen’s Game of Games,” hosted by…

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A Year of “Firsts”

Happy Holidays 2018! Last year around this time I announced that I was joining HitPoint Studios as President, after 20 years at Legacy Games. It was a momentous decision, made easier by the fact that Paul Hake, HitPoint’s CEO, and I had worked together on numerous projects previously. So how’s it gone? 2018 was, simply put, a…

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AR or Bust – What’s Next for Schools?

What determines if an EdTech product is successful? The criteria are daunting. (1) It must teach something faster or better than is possible otherwise. (2) It must be relevant to the curriculum and teachers’ needs. (3) It must be affordable and accessible to all schools and students. (4) Ideally, it engages the student through experiential,…

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Augmented reality platform advances STEM interest, learning for K-12 students, Sneak Peek Kit on sale for holidays

Explore Interactive and HitPoint Studios partner to launch educational augmented reality interactive game set. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue-affiliated Explore Interactive, a startup gamifying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through an augmented reality mobile platform, is announcing a new development partner, HitPoint Studios, to help move technologies to the public. The new product…

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Augmented Reality in the Classroom – Lessons Learned

Many companies with glitzy AR apps have come and gone; many educational use cases have been tried and discarded. Is Augmented Reality just the latest in an endless stream of educational technologies that don’t add up to more learning? Maybe. Beautifully rendered virtual images of the periodic table and human anatomy or spinning globes have failed to become standard…

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Adera Season Pass Available for iOS and Android

THE FIFTH AND FINAL EPISODE OF ADERA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR iOS AND ANDROID Combining gorgeous graphics with classic gameplay, Adera is now updated and ported to all major gaming distribution channels Los Angeles, CA. July 12, 2018 – HitPoint Studios, a leading mobile game developer, has launched the fifth and final episode of its Adera…

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