The Button Witch Indie Game On Kickstarter

  • January 27, 2020
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As a kid I was a huge fan of RPG games. Some of my favorite RPG games for Nintendo and Super Nintendo were Zelda, Dragon Warrior, and the  Final Fantasy series. That later carried into PlayStation with more Final Fantasy and then to the Xbox Consoles and beyond. That’s why I knew I had to review a new indie, 2D pixel, retro feel, RPG game called The Button Witch by DDreams Games when I saw it.

– Visit the Official DDreams Games Button Witch Website:

https://ddreamsgames.itch.io/thebuttonwitch

– Get more information and see a demo of the game. The company is also very active in Twitter.

– Support DDreams Games on Kickstarter

The Button Witch

Gameplay and Plot

The Button Witch is complete with puzzles, interactive magic, escape rooms, riddles, and even a talking squirrel ghost. The plot begins with Ellen and her quest to complete an internship at the Witch Academy and find out what happened in her supervisor’s Manor. Ellen is a young witch who has been accepted for a exclusive internship before she can take the SAT (Superior Arcane Training) exam.

The Button Witch Gameplay

The game includes many interesting characters, plot full of twists, multiple endings, original music, original artwork by Italian artist Caterina Capogrossi, and even a unique magic system (See below).

Magic System: “Spells that interact with the enviroment, such as the “Magnet Spell” to move metal objects and the “Light Spell” to light up small fires or turn on lights! Unlock more as you progress with the story!”

One of my favorite things about playing RPG games is how you could get lost in them for days. The progression of the game, the leveling up, and the seemingly endless environment one could explore. The Button Witch takes the best of the retro gaming games and packages it into a modern fresh game with a retro feel.

Kickstarter Progress

The Kickstarter goal is $3,308 and there are only 28 days to go in the campaign at the time of this writing. If nothing else visit the Kickstarter for a preview of the ghost squirrel that will be featured in the game.

What’s Next For DDreams Games

DDreams Games and developer Jacopo Lorenzetti are moving full speed ahead with the development and launch of this indie game. They launched a Kickstarter around Christmas that still needs your support. There are many benefits to being a Kickstarter supporter including seeing your own statue in the game, your character as a talking portrait with bust artwork, to designing a puzzle room, and more.

The game looks like it’s going to be a good one, check it out and get into contact with the company if interested. It’s going to be fun!

 

4 to 20 mA Convertor Apple App Store

  • September 27, 2019
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I haven’t written an article in a long time, but I plan to start posting consistently again. Today I’m reviewing an app for engineers on the Apple App Store. It’s a 4 to 20 mA Convertor Process Value Convertor by Nico Sterckx and it’s only 99 cents.

Converter mA
4 to 20 mA convertor Process Value Convertor

Get the app here:

https://apps.apple.com/tt/app/4-to-20-ma-convertor/id1480947652?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

The app converts process values into 4-20 mA and vice versa. Analog instrumentation in an industry is based on the signal transmission of the process variable in a standard range of 4-20mA. The app will automate these tasks for engineers.

This application converts process values into 4-20 mA and vice versa. Analog instrumentation in an industry is based on the signal transmission of the process variable in a standard range of 4-20mA. A process variable such as pressure, temperature, flow, level, displacement, in any range of measurement is converted to 4-20mA current signal for transmission to the control panel. This App calculates this in an efficient and rapid way in both directions. Negative values are also included.

This app is very technical and only engineers will likely use it, but you should definitely check it out if you’re in the market for something like this. Best of all you get all this value for only $0.99.

ALMBank Crypto Charity And Job Market Platform

ALMBank is a platform designed for people to help others. It’s like GoFundMe, but you can pay for good deeds in forms other than just cash. As far as I know ALMBank is the first or one of the first crypto community based work/marketplace helping people find meaningful jobs and fostering charity at the same time. Visit https://almbank.io/ for more information.

ALMBank is attempting to break the current charity paradigm and merge a profit/non profit self funding business model that pays people to create a self-funding charitable economy.

ALM Bank Site Review

What Services Are Included? 

– Job market using crypto currency. King of like Upwork mixed with LinkedIn. Users will pay freelancers in digital currency.

– Hire freelancers at reasonable rates.

– Users can submit charitable projects to the platform that are paid for by their for-profit, self-funding charitable system.

– Users can submit projects that will be voted on by the ALMBank crypto community.

– Charity will support one dream project per year with charity funds.

See How The Site Works (Graphic)

New Job Market

So many options to choose from. Unlike anything I’ve seen before.

How To Start?

To start you must first purchase ALMBank tokens in the “Purchase Tokens” section of the web site. To register pre-launch one can preregister by e-mailing presale@almbank.io. After registering you will be able to post jobs, resumes, charitable requests and more when they go live. Users must first have a Ethereum-based wallet before purchasing tokens. Rollout of the mobile app is starting right now, site should be full featured very soon.

Get started with ALMBank today. It’s truly a platform of the future – visit https://almbank.io/

 

Combo Breaker Gaming And Electronics Combobreakergne.com

  • December 29, 2017
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CashSherpa.com would like to introduce and new gaming and electronics startup store called Combobreakergne.com based in Georgia. Visit them at https://combobreakergne.com/. What separates Combo Breakers from other gaming web sites is that it’s dedicated to providing quality game gear to customers not just in the United States, but around the world. They are also open to suggestions and comments just e-mail them at Sales@combobreakergne.com.

If you are in the market for gaming gear visiting Combobreakergne.com will be worth your time. Shop for gaming bluetooth speakers, cable and accessories, electronic watches, step counters, gaming accessories, gaming headphones, gaming keyboards, gaming mouses, gaming mouse pads, and mouse and keyboard combo deals.

Gaming products for sale

First Things First

When you first arrive on the Combo Breaker homepage be sure to first sign up for their newsletter so you can get all the latest products sent to your inbox.

Be sure to check out their like of gaming mouses and gaming keywords. My favorite are the LED color changing keyboards on the site.

Any Promotions?

Yes, there is one noteworthy promotion I’m seeing. Get a free mouse pad with all orders, just pay shipping. Also, get free shipping on all other items.

Conclusion

If you are looking for competitively priced gaming gear and electronics and want to support a USA based startup check out Combobreakergne.com.

Showaround Smart 360° Image On Kickstarter

  • November 7, 2017
  • Crowdfunding, Tech
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Are you in the market for a new car, but tired of the same boring car ads with static pictures? If the answer is yes there’s a better three dimensional way coming to a web site near you. If this exciting new technology called Showaround is funded on Kickstarter you may see three dimensional images on your favorite web site soon such as eBay or Taobao.

Visit and contribute:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085488908/smart-360-image?ref=4roxs2

The Kickstarter campaign called Smart 360 Imaging is a simple, cost effective, and mobile solution to creating smart 360° images for car ads or really anything else that requires a more engaging experience. The Showaround concept was created by Xin Wang. One day he discovered that there is no easy way to create a 360° views around an object. Of course there are professional studios that will make a 360 degree image, but the costs are still too high. Showaround enables users to capture a multi-angle views of an object using just a smartphone device and then integrate the view easily, without hassle.

Kickstarter Smart 360

Company Mission

“We are the Showaround team, and our mission is simple: give the market a simple, cost-effective, DIY mobile solution for creating and applying Interactive 360° Object Visualization for commercial uses. This representatives a hugely beneficial alternative to paying for equipment and studios.”

Users of the Show Around technology can take as many 360° photos as they want storing them on their phone or uploading into cloud360. There is actually a demo app at the Apple Store if you want to check it out.

Visit: “Capture 360” Apple Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/capture-360/id1227078535?ls=1&mt=8

This app is still under testing, it’s a work in progress. The Capture 360 mobile app is the ultimate 360° and 3D tool.

Any Cool Rewards? 

Yes, there are many cool rewards if you donate on Kickstarter. Pledge just $10 and get on the contributors list, the latest updates, PDF thank you card, and early access to beta versions. The rewards go all the way up to $599 and $2,500. For $599 get 1-year subscription to cloud 360, includes 500 360° images and everything else in previous reward. Donate $2,500 and you will become a sponsor at their official launch party in Atlanta. In addition you will be treated as a founder in a top Chinese restaurant and discuss their journey.

Conclusion

The genesis of the Showaround came in 2016 and lots of progress has been made since then, but they still need your help. Please consider donating to their Kickstarter campaign and finally get this idea off the ground and into customer’s hands.

Working From Home Vs. Coworking Spaces

  • November 5, 2017
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If you work from home like me you might of wrestled with the idea of working from home vs. working in a coworking space. I still have mixed feelings when it comes to what exactly is the best way to get the most done during the day and stay motivated throughout. I once and for all will break down via blog post the pros and cons of coworking spaces vs. working from home.

The arguments, at least for me, is working from home allows me to work longer hours and get more done because there is no commute. There are also some downsides to working from home. Here are the pros and cons, something I’ve wanted to write down for a long time.

Co Working Space Pro Con

Working From Home Pros

– Allows you to theoretically work longer hours because there is zero commute.

– Allows you to get more done because everything you need is at your home office.

– You save on money because there is no gas, additional coworking space costs, and no money spent on eating out.

– No office politics. No office hierarchy.

Working From Home Cons

– Distractions. Sooooo many distractions. From your significant other, kids (If you have them), pets. The Amazon delivery person. Cleaning chores, lead blower, etc.

– Lack of motivation because no like minded entrepreneurs around.  Connection with the outside world for the most part is virtual.

– Lack of connection and networking opportunities. Human beings are first a foremost social creatures. We need connection above pretty much everything else. I think most people if they are honest with themselves is they want to make money, but they also want to share the time pursuing their careers with friends and colleagues around them. Working from home sometimes feels like being the most successful person on a deserted island, is that what life is about? I don’t think so. That’s why I lean towards the positive benefits of co-working spaces like WorkClub if your in London (Similar to WeWork).

Co-Working Space Pros

– You can work around people, be social while you work.

– You get new ideas from other people or even overhearing a interesting conversation.

– Like minded people give you energy.

– You might even make a friend.

– Less distraction. If you see people working, you’re more likely to work as well.

– Freelancing seems less virtual. Having an office makes the ephemeral nature of the internet seem more tangible and concrete.

– You might actually work more, because, at least for me being around other people gives me energy for the projects I’m involved in.

– You learn how other businesses operate. Not just yours.

– Your not alone. Your community has your back.

Cons Of Co-Working Spaces

– Commute.

– Extra cost per month.

– Extra cost of eating out if you don’t bring food.

– Gas money.

Conclusion

Ultimately if you want to sign up for a coworking space or not it’s up to you. I’ve purchased two co-working spaces and visited countless others and I have to say they do pay off. Unfortunately here in Seattle we have such bad traffic that the almost 2 hour commute (Round trip most downtown spaces) plus $20/day parking didn’t justify the expense. I heard about a company called WorkClub that if it comes to Seattle and it’s close I just might sign up for their service. It changes a membership that gives you unlimited access, this is huge because most spaces don’t give you 100% access with base fee. The company is currently getting funding through Crowdcube. Work Club is adding more venues in London and lets hope they come to United States soon.

 

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