The ad that changed my life

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This is ad for Delphi Internet’s X-Files Online changed my life. When I was 13, I was completely enthralled with the X-Files. Since this was still pre-internet time for most of us, the only way to get information about the show was through magazines. So, on the way home from school, I’d stop at the […]

Invisible Buttons and Escape Rooms

Yesterday, from the comfort of my outdoor eco-lounge (it’s a Fremantle thing) I had a fascinating Google+ chat with fellow pervasive/physical game designers Dr. Christy Dena and Holly Gramazio about “Games with Invisible Buttons” — what we do, what we’re thinking about and some of the challenges we’ve faced working in this still somewhat unconventional space. The whole thing […]

A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass

Attention ladies and gentlemen allies! I’ll be speaking at the Australian Computer Society/Microsoft next week in Perth, so if you’re around I hope you can join me! A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass with Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie Drawing on her global adventures as a game designer, technologist, and social entrepreneur, Kate will share her favourite […]

How to easily import your Eventbrite attendee list into Mailchimp (and delete any duplicates)

I run a monthly playtest event called Playup Perth. I use Eventbrite to manage ticketing and Mailchimp to manage the mailing list. At the end of each event, I want to make sure I get any new attendees added to the Mailchimp mailing list, while making sure not to duplicate the regulars. Sounds like this would […]

If my thesis were posted to Facebook, it’d have a lot of Likes

EDIT: As of today, my thesis is now the 4th most downloaded of all time ( — click the “thesis” tab then sort by “all time”) (Sorry, couldn’t resist the cheesy title).. I received a rather exciting email about my thesis today: Dear Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie I am writing to let you know that your […]