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Play Tetris on the Coolest Business Card Ever!

Tetris Business Card

 

If you failed to make an impression in person, then the only chance you have left is to make an impression with your business card. Plain old cards are boring. The way to go these days are interactive business cards and Bateske Design definitely got it right with their Arduboy digital business card.

It’s essentially a miniature, Arduino-based card that lets people play Tetris on it. How they managed to cram an OLED screen, capacitive D-pad, A/B buttons, and a piezo speaker into the 1.6mm-thick card is a feat in itself.

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Mind Boggling: Inceptor Board Game is a Game Inside a Game

Inception Game

 

The ending to Inception is one of the most-debated movie endings of all time. Was Cobb still in a dream or was he back in reality? Will the top ever stop spinning or was it just about to fall over when the movie ended? While the Inceptor board game won’t provide any answers, it does play out similarly as it’s a board game within a board game.

Players are basically on a quest to plant a mission into the dreamer’s mind, which is known as the Mark in the game. Each player will have their own missions to plant, and whoever does it first wins. Other elements from the movie are also present in the game: the slowing of time as you move towards deeper dream levels, Mark’s subconscious that attacks and makes you lose a turn if you’re discovered, and of course, the Kick.

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Flappy Bird MMO is as Hard as It Looks

Flappy Bird MMO

Still can’t get over Flappy Bird, even though its creator has already removed it from various app stores? You can check out a host of clones (including Flappy Bert and Flappy Doge), in case you weren’t able to download the original. Or you can play with hundreds of others online on FlapMMO.

Flappy Bird can’t get any better (or worse) than that.

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The Ultimate Video Game Proposal: Press ‘Start’ for ‘Happily Ever After’

When it comes to proposals, it’s all in the effort. Whether the end result was a bust or a huge success, the effort behind the gesture should be the most important thing. Fortunately for artist Robert Fink, his plans came to fruition and he came up with an awesome proposal for his girlfriend (now fiance): a video game.

Robert enlisted the help of his friends Ryan Lepinski and Jack Watson, who was a programmer and musician respectively, to create the game. Called Knight Man, the game is all about a quest for love which culminated in the proposal. Now who wouldn’t say yes to this?

You can play Knight Man here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Designer Gets Creative With His Resume, Makes a Game Out of It

Interactive Resume

It’s a tough world out there and jobs are hard to come by. You could post the usual resume that lists all of your skills and credentials, or you could show potential employers what you’re made of instead. The latter is what designer Robby Leonardi chose to do with his interactive resume. The entire thing plays out like a video game, complete with stages and levels that let you know what Robby is all about.

As others have pointed out, the only thing missing is the boss level. The resume ends in a contact form where you can send Robby a message and even offer him a job or two. Check it out here.

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Now Available: Plants vs. Zombies 2 for iOS–It’s About Time!

Plants vs Zombies 2

It’s about time they released the sequel to 2010’s hit game, Plants vs. Zombies. In case this is your first time hearing about PvsZ, it’s a tower defense action-strategy game that pits plants against brain-seeking zombies.

The follow-up is called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time and it brings back most of the beloved plants from the first game, plus a bunch of brand-new ones. But with new plants comes new zombies, and you’ll encounter new ones including Ra Zombie from Ancient Egypt, the Swashbuckler Zombie from the Pirate Seas, or the Chicken Wrangler Zombie from the Wild West.

The best part? You can download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free on iOS! You might, however, feel compelled to spend a buck or two since are a bunch of power-ups and plants are only available with in-app purchases.

[ Plants vs. Zombies 2 ] VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Volkswagen Gamifies Your Trip with SmileDrive

Volkswagen Android Game

Road trips are all fun and games unless you draw the shortest straw and are the unfortunate designated driver. Making driving more fun and less of a chore though is SmileDrive, an app by Volkswagen that’s compatible with dashboards that run on Android. The neat part is that you don’t have to drive a VW to join in on the fun; it’s playable on any car of any make or model, as long as you’re able to connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth.

Once your phone’s connected, the app runs in the background and you’ll be able to earn achievements, stickers, and “punches” depending on the cars you spotted during your commute. You’ll get a “punch” whenever you pass a VW Beetle on the road and a “twinsies” medal if you pass a car that looks exactly like yours.

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‘Space Invaders’ Keychain: Fancy a Game of Whack-An-Alien?

Space Invaders Keychain

It might not be the most popular game anymore, but Space Invaders is still the game to play when you’re bored and just have some time to kill. You can get one of those emulators and play the original game on your smartphone or tablet. Or you can get one of these Space Invaders keychains and whip it out whenever you want to play a game of Whack-an-Alien (or use one of the keys you’ve got hanging on it.)

This keychain features sound effects from Space Invaders and offers three levels of challenging, out-of-this-world fun. It’s available from ThinkGeek for $13.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Get Your Peashooters Ready: More Zombies Coming in ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2′

Plants vs Zombies 2

Zombies are invading your lawn once more. It’s time to gear up and get your plants ready because the much-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is coming soon. Talk of Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been rife for a while now, so it’s about time PopCap got a move on with it.

The game developer announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be released for the iOS on July 18th. It will be exclusive on that platform for the moment, so too bad for all the Android users out there who are looking forward to the game.

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