HEALING BLADE is released on iPAD. Programmed by Wulven Studios, the makers of Shadow Era, the game of infectious disease card battle is available through apple for only $3.99. If you buy it, please give us a review! One of the great things about this version compared to the physical product with actual cards is [...]
Last year when I got my hands on a copy of Healing Blade, I tore open the box full of anticipation. Cool artwork! And a science theme! Games about science have been an interest of mine for some time. Games are fun and science is fascinating. Combine the two and you can potentially get quite [...]
Some of the things that we ponder here from time to time at NCL are: a) Where are we now? b) Where are we going? c) Is this stuff worth fighting for?
It gives me great pleasure to announce to you that we are nearing completion of the next phase of The Healing Blade infectious disease card battle game. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Wulven Game Studios, makers of the insanely popular ‘Shadow Era’ card game. The genius gamesmiths over at Wulven, lead by Studio [...]
I recently travelled to foggy Boston to attend the always excellent Games for Health Conference. We’ve had a presence there before with the HOPE research initiative, but this time, Ben Sawyer, the visionary behind the conference, wanted us to talk a little bit about the Healing Blade. I still owe Ben a beer for saving [...]
Not to be outdone, our very own Francis Kong recently took part and helped lead his team to a victory at Healthgames Camp 2010. In the words of the sponsor, prestigious design firm, Frog Design: HealthGamesCamp brings together multi-disciplinary teams for collaborative learning and co-creation. The entire event is structured as a multi-level game out [...]
This past October, we were fortunate enough to be interviewed for Today’s Hospitalist magazine, as part of their monthly Physician Profile. In the story you’ll hear of our gaming origins, including mention of the mystical machine that was the Commodore64. All hail the mighty Commodore!!
Y’know cholera has been getting a lot of press lately. And for good reason. There are fewer illnesses that can spread as rapidly and decimate entire populations like cholera can. The real tragedy lies in the fact that the treatment is really tied to early and adequate rehydration. You are literally trying to keep up [...]
It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge and welcome Eric Beal, a med-student from KCOM that contacted us recently about his love of things nerdcore and medicine. From the attached images, I think you’ll agree – the kid has some mad mad skills. Things have been a buzz in the NCL camp lately with the [...]
Our apologies for not having manned the blog-cannon for the past few weeks! We’ve literally been NTTGS (noses to the grind-stone) prepping and actually launching the Healing Blade v1.1. Art updates, bug squashes, game revisions, the whole nine. We found ourselves at the always epic Health2.0 conference in downtown San Francisco, where we made the [...]