Legends of Oz Comes to Blocksworld

Legends of Oz Blocksworld

The Legends of Oz World team at Summertime Entertainment teamed up with the incredible team at Linden Lab (Creators of Second Life), led by Producer Bo Barfield and Art Director Jordan Itkowitz, to create a Legends of Oz pack for their block building app Blocksworld. The Legends of Oz Blocksworld project has been one of my favorite projects to work on since joining Summertime back in 2009. Each morning, I open the Blocksworld app to see what new inventive contraptions players have built using the Legends of Oz pack. See for yourself, by downloading the Blocksworld app at the Apple App Store for free. The Legends of Oz pack is available as an in-app purchase for only $1.99. Below is the press release. Continue reading

“Taking Heritage Brands Online” Digital Kids Conference Presentation

Taking Heritage Brands Online - Digital Kids Conference Logo
On September 19th, I co-presented the presentation “Taking Heritage Brands Online” at the Digital Kids Conference in San Francisco with Peter Robinson, the Head of Research at Dubit, the co-developer of the Legends of Oz World virtual world that I produced. Peter presented his findings on how the children of today want to experience brands in the digital space. Using models developed by Dubit, Peter discussed how children are consuming heritage brands and how this can influence digital adaptations. I bookended the presentation by speaking about Summertime Entertainment’s experience developing Legends of Oz World. The presentation was well received by the audience and led to discussions with many of the attendees. Thank you to the Digital Kids Conference for inviting us to present and to the team at Dubit for their fantastic work co-developing Legends of Oz World with our team at Summertime Entertainment. Continue reading

Best Productivity Mac Apps For Apple OSX

The best productivity Mac apps for OSX can help you get your work done faster, smarter and better. I use an 11″ Macbook Air as my primary machine running Mountain Lion and Windows 7 through Parallels. As soon I started using OS X as my primary operating system I began searching for small apps that would enable me to be more productive by eliminating repetitive tasks.

Here are 3 great Mac apps that dramatically increased my productivity: Continue reading