Hey all! It has been a long time since I have posted anything to the Fun4theBrain blog. I really struggle trying to figure out exactly what I am supposed to be posting. Do I write a blog for other people making games for children? Or do I write a blog that will help people with children who need to learn their math facts? Or am I supposed to be writing about everything and anything that comes to mind? I have no idea what the actual best answer is for that question.
My friends and family know that I am all about entertainment and education. I like to spend time reading and learning, but I also truly love to schedule in an all-nighter where my daughter and I can stay up through the night playing some sort of video game or watching a marathon of silly movies. Each movie I watch and every game that I play, in one way or another, inspire me and show up in small ways in the games that I create. For example, the math game Farm Freakout came about after a short obsession with certain farming games on Facebook. Once you go to sleep after farming and taking care of your animals, the mind comes up with wonderful and exciting ways to incorporate animals and farming into an educational game.
So, now we get to the change. My blog is going to be making a slight shift, well, maybe a large shift since I have not posted anything in a very long time. In the future, my blog is going to be more about what I am up to during my week. Sometimes, that might mean a movie or game review, or an inside peak of what is coming up in the next game or mobile app on which I am working. It could also mean the announcement about a new contest for Murb or some new drawing tutorials.
I truly hope that you will find the upcoming changes refreshing and fun. My goal is to make the game and movie reviews in a way that parents will be able to know both what is appropriate for their kids as well as what would be fun for a date night. I hope you enjoy the upcoming posts!