10 04, 2018

Do Good while Gaming & Play Latest Games FREE!

By | 2018-04-16T10:43:41+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Gaming, Laughing Buddha Games Press Release|

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Looking to play the latest games without having to sacrifice space on your mobile device? But of course you are!🤗Wgame controller widgete are thrilled to present our game widget, powered by GamePix, that lets you play all the latest games available for free. Simply click on the game controller widget that shows up on our page to see all the latest games available in our catalog. You can play all our games on any device, anywhere, anytime for free, so what are you waiting for? 🎮 Get your #game on!

We save your progress on our Cloud servers, so there is no need to worry about losing your hard-won loot as you play your game. Featuring the coolest games, like Cut The Rope: Magic and Tap The Frog among others, we are sure that you’ll love what you see.

The best part is that we share all our advertising revenues with global nonprofits, so you get to do good while you game: how cool is that! ☀

Drop us a line and let us know what you think: we love hearing from you.😊 As always, #love and #light from all of us here at Laughing Buddha Games!

8 03, 2018

International Women’s Day: Featured Woman #IWD2018

By | 2018-03-09T06:26:57+00:00 March 8th, 2018|International Women's Day, women empowerment|

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As the saying goes, “…here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them!” This is my mother’s story.

My mom was a born rebel and stood out in her family from a very early age. She rebelled against the idea of what was expected out of a woman and set out to define her path as she knew best. My mom would tell us stories of when she was a kid and I remember feeling so awed as she would describe poking sticks into snake holes in the jungle around her home, eating bhakri from her neighbors’ homes, and running with the bus at night to get beedis for her dad, because it was the only source of light at night.

To a city slicker like me, jungles seemed so remote, bhakri sounded so strange and bus running on another level, but we loved her stories, rich with detail and full of adventure: they inspired us to be like her, strong, bold and fearless.

My tomboy mother grew into a beautiful woman and was courted by my dashing father, a Hindu man. In those days, (and sadly even today, in many parts of India) people were discouraged from crossing community and caste lines and my parents risked a lot by being together. Not that it stopped them, not even when my father brought his young bride to his ancestral home, to the consternation of the resident elders in the joint household, who were appalled that the heir of the house had married a Christian woman.

Not to be outmatched, my maternal grandfather threw a fit as well: his favorite daughter had flouted his rules and followed her heart, and possibly egged on by the censure of his community, decided to make a statement, by declaring to all who would listen, that his daughter was dead to him from that day forth. My parents showed remarkable fortitude against the prejudice they faced, standing up against the nonsensical rules that were drummed into them since they were kids.

They went off to the movies every chance they got, holding hands as they watched the latest Bollywood romance, because there they were, living their own Bollywood romance and standing up together against a culture that told them that they had no right to be.

Despite her best intentions, my mother grew tired of the micro-inequities that were heaped on her by my father’s family, who persevered in every way to persuade her to leave my father. They made the decision to move to Dubai, to forge a better and kinder future for the two of them and as we entered the picture, my mother made the decision to pursue her career as a businesswoman.

Dubai, in the 1970s was still mostly a desert, and the streets would be blanketed with swirling sandstorms that made getting around a nightmare. Schools were literally shipping containers, stuffed with students and hastily outfitted with blackboards and rudimentary desks and chairs, presided over by uninspired teachers that droned on about subjects that they had no passion for. When my 7 year old sister came home from school one day, with a drawing that was graded 3/50, my parents knew that they had to make the decision to send us back to India, if only to get a quality education and learn about our culture.

My mother had made major strides in her career, in the meantime and was able to bring her sisters from India, to live with her, and find jobs as well. As they grew, we did too, albeit faraway in a sleepy city, with our aunts, cousins and extended family and we waited to see our parents, over our summer vacations, filled with lots of family events and shopping.

My mother spearheaded many projects in the Middle East, including setting up new regional offices and leading key joint venture partnerships for her company. Gender inequality and racism were hurdles she chose to look at as challenges and she rose to lead the Finance and HR departments for a leading multinational company. Never one to deny anyone an opportunity if they showed potential, she made it a point to help many people succeed within her sphere of influence. She finally left her rich legacy as a Financial Controller for West Asia, when she decided to migrate to the United States, with my father.

Stepping into a new industry again in the United States, she continued to make strides at her new company and grew to become a valued subject matter expert and the go-to person, for her department. Today, after 18 years at the company she calls her second home, she is now looking forward to spending more time with her six grandchildren, and traveling around the world. She still makes it a point to go for all the latest movies with my father, and 50 years later, still considers him her best friend.

So, here’s to you, Mom: for all the things you’ve taught us, the strength you exemplify, the unconditional love and support you show us and your tremendous work ethic: long may you live and prosper!

8 03, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day!

By | 2018-03-08T17:00:27+00:00 March 8th, 2018|International Women's Day, Press for Progress, women empowerment|

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International Women’s Day on March 8, a global day to celebrate women around the world for their achievements, and to #PressforProgress in all spheres of our world, whether for gender parity, or to challenge stereotypes and biases or even simply to encourage others to do the same.

Women are the unsung heroes of our world, often doing double duty as caretakers and breadwinners for their families, usually without much recognition and quite frequently, with less or no pay. And when we talk about girls, the sobering fact is that many of them never get a chance to make it to adulthood, given how the odds are stacked against them, from the moment they are born.

We can change this, and it begins when each of us choose to press for progressive change for all of us, not just for a few.

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All of us here at Laughing Buddha Games are committed to forging a path for the positive visibility of all women, so that we can grow with each other and build a world that is open to everyone.

Why? Simply because the world is a better place when girls and women are not forced to endure the horrific injustices and stark inequalities set against them. The world is a better place when everyone has a chance to participate and contribute to the best of their abilities, with no fear.

We are committed to increasing awareness of gender parity and to help spread the word with every person we know, so that we can change the equation. Read more about this initiative on the IWD website and take action by encouraging others to participate in the #PressforProgress campaign. How will YOU Press for Progress?

Tell us by participating in the poll below and as always, #love and #light from all of us to you! ✨❤✨

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

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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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