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Last line of the blog entry announcing Blaze as the new feature in the 0.8.0 release: "Just one more big item to go before 1.0 now!"

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Ah, OK. I stand corrected. Although I guess my comment isn't exactly incorrect.

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New York City -- Grasshopper NYC looking for business co-founder for interactive game table venture

As part of our mission to revitalize face-to-face play for the 21st century, Grasshopper NYC has created a beautiful interactive game table that has potential as a standalone product and business. We are now looking for a business co-founder and leader to unlock this potential.

We’re looking for someone who knows the relevant entertainment markets (including both traditional at-home game consoles and the out-of-home entertainment market); is skilled at business and strategic planning; has experience getting integrated hardware/software products to wide distribution; can get us the right industry partners; can lead fundraising as needed; has executive management potential; and is generally a excellent person who is fun and inspiring to work with.

Our game table is being featured this month at IndieCade East, the annual independent games festival, at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. We think it’s both gorgeous and ergonomically unique, comfortably sitting up to 6 players with plenty of leg room. (Design has been led by a cutting-edge architecture firm headed by MIT/Harvard architecture professors.) Technically, it’s a smart combination of open-source and proprietary software, including our own game framework built on Unity3D. (The core table engineering was led by an MIT Media Lab expert in multi-touch tables.) Unlike many interactive tables, it’s cool and smooth to the touch and is seamless and spill-proof; having a cocktail or beer at the table is encouraged by design. We already have around a dozen games working on the table -- ranging in stage from alpha to polished, some our own, some from third-parties indie game developers.

In short, we think we’ve created a special product that enables a unique and wonderful face-to-face game experience -- bringing the best of digital technology into a fully present, truly social interaction. Now we’re looking for a co-founder to turn an exceptional product into an exceptional business.

Additional background: the founder and creative director of Grasshopper NYC is an MIT engineer with a track record of product and business innovation in new media, including high-level executive positions in business news and as as a product management director at Google. A blog post in Gamasutra, a leading games industry website, noted that Grasshopper NYC is being talked about as “the coolest thing happening in the New York game industry at the moment.”

Interested? Email Ien Cheng at ien@grasshoppernyc.com.

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New York City -- Grasshopper NYC looking for business co-founder for interactive game table venture

As part of our mission to revitalize face-to-face play for the 21st century, Grasshopper NYC has created a beautiful interactive game table that has potential as a standalone product and business. We are now looking for a business co-founder and leader to unlock this potential.

We’re looking for someone who knows the relevant entertainment markets (including both traditional at-home game consoles and the out-of-home entertainment market); is skilled at business and strategic planning; has experience getting integrated hardware/software products to wide distribution; can get us the right industry partners; can lead fundraising as needed; has executive management potential; and is generally a excellent person who is fun and inspiring to work with.

Our game table is being featured this month at IndieCade East, the annual independent games festival, at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. We think it’s both gorgeous and ergonomically unique, comfortably sitting up to 6 players with plenty of leg room. (Design has been led by a leading contemporary architecture firm headed by MIT/Harvard architecture professors.) Technically, it’s a smart combination of open-source and proprietary software, including our own game framework built on Unity3D. (The core table engineering was led by an MIT Media Lab expert in multi-touch tables.) Unlikes many interactive tables, it’s cool to the touch and is seamless and spill-proof; having a cocktail or beer at the table is encouraged by design. We already have around a dozen games working on the table -- from alpha to polished, some our own, some from third-parties indie game developers.

In short, we think we’ve created a special product that enables a unique and wonderful face-to-face game experience -- bringing the best of digital technology into a fully present, truly social interaction. Now we’re looking for a co-founder to turn an exceptional product into an exceptional business.

Additional background: the founder and creative director of Grasshopper NYC is an MIT engineer with a track record of product and business innovation in new media, including high-level executive positions in business news and as as a product management director at Google. A blog post in Gamasutra, a leading games industry website, noted that Grasshopper NYC is being talked about as “the coolest thing happening in the New York game industry at the moment.”

Interested? Email cofounder@grasshoppernyc.com.

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If you don't know it already, you might like a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay called Renascence.

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This looks really impressive.

One note -- there is an established current affairs/culture magazine/media brand called Monocle. While Monocle (the magazine) doesn't focus on tech, monocle.io's remit of "anything that appeals to the inquisitive mind" could lead to some overlap.

Dunno if there could/would be trademark conflicts. May be worth checking out if you haven't already.

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Yes. And even if we limit the scope to "hacker" (since the blog is called "Singularity Hacker"), the lack of any hardware skills on the list seems a rather glaring omission.

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Yeah, your thought indirectly reminded of The Big Year, in which in a bunch of unlikely friends/competitors try to get the record of number of bird species spotted (or heard) within a year.

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New York, NY -- SPRING AND SUMMER PAID INTERSHIPS

Come be part of what some are talking about as "the coolest thing happening in the New York game industry at the moment" (from a recent Gamasutra blog post: http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/BenServiss/20121220/183953/Th...).

Grasshopper NYC, a game-lounges-for-grown-ups venture based in New York, is looking for spring and/or summer paid interns in game programming and design. Create games that allow people to have fun together face-to-face in a sophisticated lounge atmosphere, including on our custom multi-touch Round Table.

Experience with Unity 3D in C# preferred. We're also looking for a great attitude, willingness and ability to learn quickly, a combination of technical smarts and creativity, and a personal interest in what we're doing.

We're also looking for folks with Flash, Python, Arduino etc., or event production skills.

For more information, see our website at GrasshopperNYC.com. For questions or to apply, please send resume (and if possible code/game samples) to Ien Cheng at ien@grasshoppernyc.com.

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As an American who lived in the UK for a number of years, I can attest that we Americans are much more wary in these post-politically correct age of using the word Christmas for the holidays than the Brits. For better or worse, I dunno.

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Motivating video indeed. The slide showing what percent of Americans fail to get the RDA for various nutrients is eye-opening. Thanks.

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