John Martin

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Place-Based Inquiry

The beginning of 2006 has ushered in exciting opportunities for Place-Based Games, and on a larger scale, Place-Based Inquiry. Google and Yahoo have announced major focusing on mobile phones and handhelds, Google Earth is available for Macs and PCs -- and I suspect it won't be long before it shows up on handhelds. So many applications are being built to be web-based, that it's a (short) matter of time before they'll be accessible through handhelds too.

This leads me to ask/beg/plead for a web-based (AJAX?) version of the River City Game Editor. I wonder what it would take to convert or rewrite it? The big picture is to make it accessible/playable through web-enabled handhelds, but a nearer and equally compelling idea is to bring the creation tools for the games to the web, so that we can have students work on their own games from any internet connection thaty have, without needing to know how to work with the XML code.