31 01, 2018

A Super Blood Blue Moon and Updates Galore!

By | 2018-02-01T01:21:18+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Laughing Buddha Games Press Release, News|

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We have been so very busy ever since we launched our store and our treasures have been shipping all around the world, from Japan to Germany and China and Chile! We have happily crossed over 130+ orders on our online store and have made a whole lot of revenue to keep us humming into the new year and beyond. Our Facebook Page has crossed over 8K+ page likes and growing every day: thanks again for the love!

Hats off to the team for all your hard work, and a grateful thank you to all our customers around the world: you are the reason we work so hard to get the most extraordinary toys, games and treasures for your playing pleasure!

We have a special sale going on through the month of February because we love you: get 10% off all our products with the code LOVE10.

In other news, we have moved ourselves to Singapore again, and have been settling in, with our game studio and plans. We are working on a Mixed Reality game with our partner, Gorilla Bean Games: stay tuned for some exciting stuff as we work things out!

We are looking forward to the Super Blood Blue Moon tonight and hope that you get to see it too, wherever you are, in the Universe. Here’s to continued success as we go along and as always, #love and #light from all of us here at Laughing Buddha Games to all of you. ❤️ ✨ Have a very Happy New Year! ✨ 

27 11, 2017

BudAI’s Extraordinary Toys, Games & Gifts!

By | 2018-01-31T00:04:37+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Laughing Buddha Games Press Release, Store Launch|

Budai's Extraordinary Toys, Games & Gifts!

Are you looking for the best robots, VR headsets and STEM games? Well, you’ve found them! By partnering with global partners, including indie suppliers from around the world, we source and curate the most extraordinary STEM toys at the best prices for you. Our marketplace features toys as diverse as multi-faceted fidget cubes and colorful magnetic blocks to DIY Robot model kits, promising every visitor a chance to discover something magical as they browse through our collections!

You can browse the latest toys and games with BudAI, ask him about special offers and discounts, and as always, he’d love to chat with you about anything under the sun! Earn karma points while shopping with us by joining our Rewards Program. All our members get exclusive rewards, including deep discounts and access to secret sales!

Our WishList lets you keep track of the toys that you really like: you can find some great deals that are personalized for you! You can also set up Product Alerts on any item you like to get information on price drops on our products. Simply click on the Bell icon to get price drop notifications sent directly to your email.

Our customers inspire us to do our best and exceeding your expectations is our number #1 goal. Please be patient with us as we gain momentum and continue to grow: we hope to make you proud and as with all small businesses around America, we are thankful that you continue to support us by shopping small with us!

#Love&LightAlways #BecauseOfYouWeCan #ThankYou #BudAIBazaar #pressrelease

1 08, 2017

Updates from the Field: BudAI Reports

By | 2017-08-08T22:08:16+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Athena, game design, Laughing Buddha Games Press Release, VR|

What a time it has been: we’ve been gaining serious momentum as we continue building our ecosystem! Happy to announce that our VR film, HITO from the Garage Stories hackathon, featuring Nokia Ozo technology is now in post production and the team is working hard to put the finishing touches to our first project together. We hope to announce a release date soon!

We had a momentous 3 day workshop at Womens’ Startup Lab, the #1 female founder focused Accelerator in Silicon Valley. The experience was filled with much learning and reflection about startup culture and the impact of integrity. The Japanese concept of Hito was key to understanding why such a culture benefited everyone. We had meetings with Product leaders, seasoned Silicon Valley coaches and VCs about what was essential in a successful product, company, founder and pitch: the whys, the hows and the whats.

The quality of the information provided within an informal and beautiful setting led to many animated discussions about each of us being beacons for change and why not! Having never been in an Accelerator program before, this was my first time with such an experience and I’m very grateful that it really resonated with me and I was able to understand the lessons that were provided! Thank you again WSLab, it was such a privilege and honor to participate in your program: shine on! BTW, WSLabs is now accepting applications for their September cohort: APPLY!

Thrilled to announce that we have hit the road running with our VR/AR/AI product: #Athena, with a debut at 500 Startups at their Female Founders focused event, hosted by The Expat Woman. Our demo booth was mobbed! We learnt really quickly that we needed more devices running the Athena experience and that there is never a guarantee that a venue would have viable power sources, but we ran through our experience with a few initial hiccups and was amazed at the audience reception towards the technology and its potential. #highlyrecommended #pitch #ffpff #500startups

We are excited to start working on our next sprint with key integrations with our partners and are looking forward to the entire ecosystem being built with our team. #fingercrossed #wishusluck

We started our podcast series, focusing on #indiedevelopers and are now partnering with CyberSquid Radio for #podday on Mondays, so stay tuned for regular updates on this feature. Our first guest was Misael Armendariz from Gorilla Bean Games and we talked about his latest game, Loteria Latin Bingo and lessons learned: thanks again for your time, Misael and just keep swimmin’!

Here are some screenshots from Athena for your viewing pleasure! Thank you for all your support. #BecauseofYouWeCan

night time screen capture

 

 

23 05, 2017

Garage Stories with Laughing Buddha Games!

By | 2017-10-22T10:08:06+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|game design, Laughing Buddha Games Press Release, VR|

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In collaboration with Google Spotlight and The Speakeasy SF (Immersive Theater), a group of Filmmakers, Storytellers and Developers will gather in a garage in Downtown Palo Alto to play with and explore all the possibilities that Virtual Reality offers. As mentors we will have Rachid El Guerrab, Technical Project Lead at Google/ATAP; David L. Gluck, Executive Producer of The Speakeasy SF; and Jesse Damiani, Editor in Chief at VR Scout and CEO at Galatea Design, an app for immersive scripting.

 360 Degree Film & Documentary Main Archive

Participants will be formed into teams and provided with the tools and resources to co-create immersive worlds in a mindset of collaboration and spontaneity. Each team will be assigned a unique venue in Palo Alto (a hairdresser, a yoga studio, an office and a wine bar) where their story will unfold.

 

On Sunday, from 5 to 6 pm, the doors of the 4 VR films sets will open to the general public so anyone can explore their stories first hand. In an Immersive Theater format you will be able to literally step into the film. Through telepresence robots, anyone in the world will be able to experience the live theater piece first hand.

Amongst our partners, we count with Google Spotlight, The SpeakeasySF, VR Scout, Galatea Design, WeLens, 360profilms, Startup Embassy, Yoga Works, Innogy, Vino Locale and Aziza’s.

Read more: garagestories.org

 FB Event Open Doors: https://www.facebook.com/events/123844081507239

Garage Stories is a creation organized by WeLaff, an agency founded by Marta Ordeig that also runs Landscape Film Festival in Europe, a festival that gathers 100 filmmakers to co-create shorts films of a certain city over a period of two weeks.

Past Editions: Berlin 2014, Barcelona 2015.

www.landscapefilmfestival.org

www.welaff.com

14 04, 2017

F8: Facebook Developers Conference 2017

By | 2017-04-14T13:44:25+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Laughing Buddha Games Press Release, News|

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Laughing Buddha Games will be  reporting live from #FBF8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose  on April 18 + 19, at the McEnery Convention Center, while attending sessions and interacting with Facebook products and experts to learn about new features, best practices and ways to make the world more open and connected. We hope to see you there in person or virtually – tell BudAI if you’d like us to cover any specific sessions!

Stay tuned for #NewsFromF8 about #Chatbots #AI #NLP and the #Future  \o/

22 03, 2017

#FreeTrial: Blue Apprentice

By | 2017-09-16T15:10:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Gaming, Latest Articles|

Check out Blue Apprentice: the galactic science adventure game your kids will love! Teacher approved and recommended by PopSci magazine, Galxyz Blue Apprentice is ideal for kids who would love an intergalactic science adventure mission! Click on the banner below for a free trial of the game and let us know what you and your kid(s) think! \o/

Blue Apprentice Play Free

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn aspects of chemistry as they take apart and recombine atomic structures. As they solve the puzzles and travel to other planets, kids also learn about biology, earth science, and physics through new activities, games, simulations, and inquiry-based experiences. Other topics covered include the properties of matter, the periodic table of elements, conservation of mass, ecosystems, energy cycles, food webs, different forms of power, chemical reactions, and Newtonian physics. New content on previously visited planets can also be unlocked, plus there are four open-world sandbox levels.

Ease of play

In this simple tap-and-move interface, kids can quickly and easily move around and select objects and options just by tapping the screen.

Violence & scariness

Some mild cartoon violence, mostly not shown on the screen, when the villains do things that aren’t nice to other characters, such as set their buildings on fire or change their solid phase into a liquid or a gas without their permission.

Review Content: Commonsensemedia.org

16 03, 2017

#GameReview: Teenage paranormal thriller ‘Oxenfree’ now fits in your pocket

By | 2018-01-31T23:13:58+00:00 March 16th, 2017|game design, Gaming|

Spooky adventure game Oxenfree has made its way to mobile. Developer Night School’s sidescrolling tale debuted on PC and Xbox One early last January, with a stop on PlayStation 4 last May that added, among other things, a New Game mode. Now it’s available for iOS devices. At the minimum, iPhone 5S and iPad Air running iOS 9.1 or newer. The iTunes listing says that the game has been reworked a bit for the platforms and features “custom touch controls.” Sounds like it should make working through the game’s radio and cassette puzzles a little more tactile. To celebrate launch week Night School has knocked 20 percent off the regular price, bringing it down to $3.99.

If you grab it, make sure to play with headphones on — the game’s soundtrack is simply too good to ignore. Why? Well, my coworker Jessica Conditt’s description should be reason enough: “[It’s] an electronica daydream that fades into a bumping nightmare; it’s the aural interpretation of the sun setting over an abandoned, beachside military base packed with deadly secrets.” Need even more convincing? Peep the YouTube embed below. And if you really like it, it’s available on vinyl from iam8bit.

Via: IGN

Source: iTunes

March 17th 2017


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15 02, 2017

Bootstrapping through FbStart!

By | 2017-09-16T15:08:05+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Gaming, Laughing Buddha Games Press Release|

We have been accepted into the Bootstrap track of FbStart! \o/ Thank you for this valuable opportunity, Facebook! We can’t wait to get started with using all of these amazing tools and working with all of these world-class partners. Take a look!

 

 

12 Months
20% discount for the full Creative Cloud Photography Plan (unlimited seats) to create and design highly compelling content for your mobile app.

12 Months
15% discount off the full Creative Cloud Plan (unlimited seats) to create and design highly compelling content for your mobile app.

12 Months
Quickly scale your backend infrastructure with a $5,000 credit towards Amazon Web Services.

Non-expiring
Post to FbStart’s job board on AngelList, the world’s largest platform for raising money and recruiting for startups.

12 Months
Create professional share-worthy videos easily with Animoto Business, free for 6 months with a 50% discount thereafter.

12 Months
Resolve app issues and improve user experience to boost your mobile business with a $1,800 credit towards the JumpStart plan.

6 Months
Design a great mobile app with free access to Balsamiq’s wireframing tools for six months to easily and quickly sketch and share user interface mockups.

6 Months
Use DocSend Pro for up to 10 people to improve your marketing, business development, and fundraising efforts with real-time document analytics.

6 Months
Store, sync, and share files securely with Dropbox for Business for up to 20 people.

6 Months
$500 Facebook ad credit for new and existing ad spenders to promote your mobile app or Messenger bot.

6 Months
Engage your users with marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns with 2,500 MonkeyRewards credits towards Mailchimp services.

12 Months
Kickstart your mobile app’s online presence with one free Positive SSL and one free PremiumDNS from Namecheap.

6 Months
Raise capital faster and find your mobile app’s next investor with free access for six months to PitchBook’s database of over 180,000 investors.

6 Months
Create fully-interactive high-fidelity prototypes in minutes with Proto.io’s Freelancer Plan (1 user – 5 projects).

12 Months
Deliver your mobile app’s content in multiple languages with access to Reverie’s cloud APIs for up to 1,000,000 words per month and localization of static strings up to 200 words for 4 languages.

6 Months
Deliver outstanding customer support with free access to the Standard Plan (2 agents) for Salesforce’s out-of-the-box helpdesk for small businesses.

12 Months
Identify keywords to optimize your app store search presence and drive organic installs with the leading App Store Optimization (ASO) platform. New Sensor Tower customers get a $500 credit towards the Pro Plan and free lifetime access to the Developer FbStart plan.

12 Months
Provide a seamless payment experience for your users and receive free processing of the first $50,000 in revenue.

6 Months
Collect, translate, and deliver digital content on your mobile app in multiple languages to drive international growth with Transifex’s Plus Plan for app localization.

12 Months
Manage your remote workforce with 3 free licenses and 15 additional licenses at an 80% discount for TransparentBusiness.

12 Months
Unlock user insights and improve your mobile app with 4 credits for remote usability and UX testing.

12 Months
Manage your recruiting efforts for your startup with Workable’s Lite Plan (3 active job listings).

12 Months
Hire top creative talent remotely with Yandiki’s Private Talent Cloud. Obtain a 10% discount for hourly cost of talent and a 5% rebate after 5,000 points/dollars spent.

12 Months
New customers receive a $300 credit per month for Zendesk/Zopim, a beautifully simple system for tracking, prioritizing, and solving customer support tickets.
14 01, 2017

#FeaturedToy: CloudBit Starter Kit from littleBits

By | 2017-09-29T18:22:28+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Gaming|

What if every device became a smart device? What if ordinary objects could suddenly talk to you, and you were able to program what they say? What if you could recreate the most popular smart devices at home, or invent the next one…and it started with something the size of a stick of gum?

All of this is possible with the littleBits cloudBit Starter Kit. Connect the power of the internet to devices not built be connected: power your old air conditioner from your phone; make your gym shoes beg to be taken for a run; program your dog food to pour itself into Fido’s bowl.

Perfect for tinkerers, hackers, makers, designers, inventors, and fun-seekers, the kit comes with everything you need out of the box to get started right away. There’s no soldering, wiring, programming, or insanity required. Just an imagination and a curiosity to hook the digital world up to your analog world. Make an SMS doorbell, an internet-connected lamp, control your music on your old boom-box, and more! There’s even a feature for Minecrafters, the new bitCraft mod, letting you connect Minecraft to your littleBits inventions. Reuse your Bits in unlimited ways to create new, imaginative inventions.

Now available on BudAI Bazaar!

littleBits cloudBit Starter kit - $99.99 Connect the analog world to the the digital online universe with the littleBits cloudBit Starter Kit. Program ordinary objects to communicate with you. Make an SMS doorbell, an internet-connected lamp, control your music on your old boom-box, and more! No soldering or wiring required. Perfect for tinkerers, hackers, makers, designers, inventors, and fun-seekers, the kit comes with everything you need out of the box to get started right away. There’s even a feature for Minecrafters; the new bitCraft mod, letting you connect Minecraft to your littleBits inventions.
8 12, 2016

Happy Holidays!

By | 2017-01-05T01:37:38+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Gaming|

Happy Holidays from all of us at Laughing Buddha Games!

Wishing you all the joys of the season from all of us at Laughing Buddha Games! We are so amazed at the support you are giving us: THANK YOU!

We released BudAI, our AI assistant, our HTML5 indie Arcade, featuring more than 400 cross-platform games that you can play for free and now count among our partners: Tiggly, Famobi, GamePix, Kiwi Crate, Melissa & Doug, Lego Brand and Udemy among others. We are really excited to see what’s next as we continue our journey!

Thanks to yA shy Buddhaour support, we have been visited by 2.6 million unique visitors from all around the world and counting, leading to an astonishing MAU of 356K, with an average DAU of 14K every day!

Thank you for your support: here’s to doing good while gaming!

#THANKYOU #DoGoodWhileGaming #MayTheJoysOfTheSeasonBeWithYouAndYours #becauseOfYouWeCan