How Blue Brain Games is building game mechanics around da Vinci's most iconcic inventions. "We wanted the puzzles to be connected and for the player to work his way systematically through the house."...
We’d like to thank our sponsor for this week, The House of Da Vinci by Blue Brain Games. There’s a reason Leonardo Da Vinci is the only renaissance figure who routinely shows up in video games you know. With his remarkable inventiveness and genius for creative problem-solving, Da Vinci was a gamer through and through. Show More Summary
Blue Brain Games invites you to indulge in an immersive hands-on 3D puzzle adventure in similar vein to The Room series, with its debut release The House of Da Vinci. Set during the historic period of the Italian Renaissance (when Leonardo...Show More Summary
The Room series brought the "escape room" genre to the masses with well-designed puzzles and incredible graphics, and now developer Blue Brain Games wants to take that idea and inject some historically accurate realism into the formula. Their upcoming game is titled The House of Da Vinci and it has you playing as the infamous
Video games and 'brain training' applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new study carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing.
(University of California - Davis) Video games and 'brain training' applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing.
Robb Stark: the nobility of Michael, the decision-making of GOB. Game of Thrones and Arrested Development, respectively, have ended their seasons (technically, Arrested Development's Season 4 ended at the same time it began since it was released altogether). Show More Summary
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Today’s mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge celebrates the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead series this past Sunday with the first episode of Season 3. Good luck: By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BITTEN into WALKER in the fewest possible [...]
Good luck with today’s mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge: A candy machine has three buttons: one labeled RED, one labeled BLUE, and one labeled SURPRISE. When working correctly, the RED button should provide a red candy, the BLUE button a blue candy, and the SURPRISE button either a red candy or a blue candy. But someone [...]
Metroid's Mother Brain didn't really need to be any more horrifying than she already was, but artist Cig Neutron decided to amp up the ugly with his sculpture of the blue eyeshadowed space pirate. And he's got a pretty freaky rendition of the Mario Bros. villain Bowser to boot. More »
The 2010 U.S. Census has provided source data for many of our puzzles, and today’s mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge is a prime example. Good luck: The three most populous cities in which U.S. state each begin with the same letter of the alphabet? Here is the ANSWER.
Today, the mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you a new Word Ladder challenge. Good luck! By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BLUE into GRAY in the fewest possible steps. B L U E _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [...]
It’s Free-for-All Friday as well as Earth Day, so today’s mentalfloss.com Brain Game focuses on the little blue planet that most of us call home. Good luck! What are the largest cities (proper) in each of the six most populated continents? 1. North America 2. South America 3. Europe 4. Asia 5. Africa 6. Australia Here are [...]
Erickson et al. / Cerebral Cortex A cutaway image shows four brain structures studied in the video-game research. the caudate nucleus (blue), putamen (red), nucleus accumbens (orange spot) and hippocampus (green). Researchers found linkages...Show More Summary
Henry Markram, leader of the Blue Brain neural tissue simulation project, has sent an angry email to IBM following their widely-reported but misleading announcement that they'd created a simulation as complex as a cat brain. This has...Show More Summary
Developer Nate Games made its App Store debut last month, and has since amassed an impressive software lineup. The company’s efforts include the card battler Soul Card Master, puzzler Polapoly Blue, and the brain training game Brain Up! Nate Games’ latest release, Guardian Soul ($3.99), covers the “romantic action-RPG” genre, and boasts an art style that [...]
Mind Research Institute This graphic shows areas of the brain that functioned more efficiently after three months of video-game practice (blue) as well as areas where the cortex became thicker (red). The left and right views show the...Show More Summary