Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Back to the Future, the game, at school

Back to the Future | game

Tellta Tale Games has announced Back to the Future for PC and Mac. The game will be launched in December 2010. Ipad version will come later, next year, 2011.

Michael J. Fox & Christopher Lloyd
Back to the Future 

Back to the Future 3 poster

This game is based on Back to the Future 3 and will have the participation of the actor Christopher Lloyd. The game will be an episodic adventure game that continues on from the classic films. 

With Christopher Lloyd voicing Doc Brown and co-creator of the movies Bob Gale involved this certainly feels like real BTTF.

Back to the Future will span five episodes, with one episode released each month. The first one will be for free if you register here

Back to the Future | game

So, Universal Studio Home Entertainment released yesterday, the 26th Ocotober 2010, Back to the Future I II and III as a 25th Anniversary Trilogy

Back to the Future Trilogy

Can it really be 25 years since "Back to the Future" flew into theaters and became a pop culture phenomen? Yes, indeed!

Michael J. Fox has been the special guest in the presentation of this High-Def. version. The actors Mary Steenburger, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd has been invited too. 

The newly restored High-Def. Blu-Ray Disc released contains over two hours of bonus material, including 16 deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and "Tales from the Futur", a new six-part retrospective documentary. 

Back to the Future | game

This is the first time that "Back to the Future" films are released in high-definition disc format. Full details here 

Back to the Future | game

A $1 donation will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research. The site is also inviting users to register to receive the first episode for free 

Back to the Future | game

The studio design director Dave Grossman said:" You can expect Back to the Future to be the next step in the evolution that we have been doing for the adventure game, probably a little more accessible and directed. We've been moving things in that direction for a long time". Let's wait for the game for PC.

Back to the Future | game (ipad, iphone)

And now Back to Future for iPhone and iPad. Marty McFly & Doc Brown return in a brand new back to the Future Adventure spanning across five episodes.

Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley – driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!


Marty: "Usual? You lead a pretty unusual life, Doc."

Doc: "It's an unusual universe, Marty."

(conversation from the game)

Wow ! Another awesome game to include into school curriculum: Sciences and Literature.

The high-def. Back to the Future 3 in your lessons? Yes, games are a wonderful resource to integrate into different lessons.

Movies and video games offer to students a nice motivation push! Games are awesome resources to introduce into our curriculum.

Science-fiction gives the students the power of magic through science and literature

A narration let us know something. It telle us what happened. It tell us a story. Our students love hear narrations. And they love myths and imagination. 

It provides the necessary information to understand the educational benefits of digital resources and virtual worlds and to lear how to use them as educational and motivational resources.

Level: Secondary education ; Vocational education.

Curriculum : Science ; Literature, Arts (multimedia).

Media:  Students can follow the news on Facebook or Twitter.

With the original film of the trilogy a genuine classic - the third had its moments too - I've got high hopes for this one. Tempted by Back to the Future?

In Back to the Future, Mary McFly (Michael J. Fox) time travels 30 years into the past in Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) infamous DeLeorean. If he had time travelled 30 years into the future, it would be June 3. But the date Marty jumps to and from in the movie is actually October 21. 

 Back to the Future, 1985

Just in time to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of one of the most beloved movie trilogies of all time, Back to the Future: The Game, a Telltale Games Classic, is available to download, or buy on-disc on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 for the very first time!

Six months after the events of Back to the Future Part III, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley - driverless! 

Now, Marty must go back to 1931 to recruit the help of a reluctant teenage Emmett Brown in order to save 1985’s Doc from certain death. Can they repair the rifts of the past without accidentally erasing the future?

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A captivating publicity : ebooks

Include the video into school curriculum to discuss advertising text. And of course, discuss reading on e-books.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Schools : Sports & apps : Portuguese surf game for iPhone & iPad

Tiago Pires (Portugal) & Taj Burrow (Australia)

"A surfing game that’s actually fun? Rad! There have not been many surfing games in gaming history."

Matt Dunn (USA)

Chillingo announced in September a licensing agreement with developer Biodroid to publish Billabong Surf Trip, an arcade-simulation surfing game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. 

Set throughout the world’s best surfing destinations, the game uses Billabong’s top professional surfers Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson and Tiago Pires , the Portuguese surfer, as ambassadors of the game, who share helpful tips on how to rip and get tubed on waves for maximum performance.

screenshot Billabong

Biodroid developed a robust life-like game that explores Surf and Billabong heritage in a totally authentic way” 

Diogo Horta e Costa of Biodroid.

The game features a surfing trip around the globe in search for the best waves on 15 of the world’s best surfing spots chosen by Billabong Pro Surfers, including: Huntington Beach, in California, Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa and Pipeline Masters in Hawaii.

Billabong Surf Trip was a nominee for the best mobile sport game on the International Mobile Games Awards and won a Zon Multimedia Award for best game in Portugal.

Screenshot Billabong

“We worked closely with Billabong and its Professional Surfers to ensure that the game mechanics mirrored what is experienced in reality,” states Ricardo Flores, of Biodroid. “Every detail from the types of heart-stopping waves found at various surfing locations to the range of maneuvers players can try is the same as what can actually be done in the sport.”

“My overall experience with Billabong Surf Trip was a good one,” wrote Matt Dunn from the prestigious game site Touch Gen. “The waves are sweet, the controls are solid, and the various maneuvers actually require some skill and timing to pull off.”

Tiago Pires, Maya Gabeira, Taj Burrow
Top surf stars Taj Burrow, Maya Gabeira and Tiago Pires were also on hand and gave the crowd some of their thoughts on how the game had been developed from the surf aficionado’s viewpoint.

Biodroid Entertainment is a media entertainment company founded in 2007 and based in Lisbon, Portugal. The company focuses on the management, production and distribution of IP based products. 


Billabong Surf Trip, a simulation/arcade surfing game, was launched in October 2010 for iOS devices in a worldwide publishing deal with Chillingo. 

In January 2012 it was also released at Google Play. The game features a surfing trip around the globe in search for the best waves on 15 of the world’s best surfing spots chosen by Billabong Pro Surfers. Billabong Surf Trip was nominated as the best mobile sport game on the International Mobile Games Awards and won a Zon Multimedia Award for best game in Portugal.

Available :

iTunes (udpated October 2011)

Google Play (udpated June 2014)

Windows (one day to try the full game for free)

credits: Luke Casey


Recent studies found that children spend less than four minutes a day in “unstructured outdoor play.” This secluded lifestyle is causing emotional, educational, and physical consequences, including obesity. 

We all know that there are not many sport games. And less on outdoor sports! Young people love radical sports! So, I think this surfing game is the perfect game and an educational digital resource to motivate youth - boys and girls - to a healthy outdoor life!

Outdoor education is crucial for children’s personal and academic growth. 
With students now spending 90% of their time indoors, nature deficit disorder is a reflexive thought about healthy education.

Maya Gabeira
credits:  EFE/ZUMA PRESS

Boys and girls, they have their 'heroes'! For those that love the beach and the sea, we have on this game the experience of some of the best surfing champions all together supporting with knowledge and skills the project. Kids and teens will love practice the same sport of their 'heroes'.

Getting kids outside the classroom, they will learn about the real life that they have every day outside the school. These kind of sports will give our students the appreciation of nature while providing an opportunity for sunshine and good healthy sport.

If you are a Sports teacher your students will love this game, enjoying the perfect mix of surfing simulation and Arcade Action in Billabong Surf Trip

"The adrenaline rush begins as you grab your board and explore the world’s best surfing spots on your way to becoming the ultimate pro surfer. Discover the unique feeling of an amazing surf barrel and the power of your board when performing an aerial maneuver."


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