Legend of the Greasepole gets the Silverlight 4 + Analytics treatment

Legend of the Greasepole has been ported to Silverlight 4 and reincarnated on http://greasepole.net. Greasepole is the long-suffering game about multimedia tribute to the inexplicable Engineering traditions at Queen’s University in Canada. Over 50 students contributed to the project back in the day. There’s a significant AI component to Greasepole – the autonomous “frosh” characters have… Continue reading Legend of the Greasepole gets the Silverlight 4 + Analytics treatment

The Unfolding of Language

When Stephen Fry laments “it is a cause of some upset that more Anglophiles don’t enjoy language,” it’s as if Michael Phelps were to lament that not enough people enjoy water. So when Stephen wholeheartedly recommended Guy Deutscher’s The Unfolding of Language, which he characterized as more playful and engaging than books on similar subject… Continue reading The Unfolding of Language

Greasepole Achievement List

Congratulations to Sci ’11 for their one-hour, 47-minute conquering of this year’s greasepole! Can we all just take a moment to reflect on the academic year called “Sci ’11”?  Man, I feel old all of a sudden. Just for giggles, here’s the current list of achievements for Legend of the Greasepole.  I wonder how the… Continue reading Greasepole Achievement List

Legend of the Greasepole 2007 released for PC and XBox360

I’ve posted Windows and XBox360 versions of Legend of the Greasepole 2007 to the Queen’s EngSoc website! The new version is built with XNA and includes the following new features: Controller support for either the mouse or the XBox360 Controller attached to the PC 3D sound  Modestly enhanced graphics (although we realized it was ultimately a choice… Continue reading Legend of the Greasepole 2007 released for PC and XBox360