We now interrupt our regularly scheduled program for: Prom Week!

Okay, I admit that I’m shilling again. What! I can’t help it. If you saw the dedication and work the team of students at UC Santa Cruz’s Expressive Intelligence Studio put into Prom Week, you’d shill too. Prom Week, a finalist at the Independent Games Festival, is a social simulation game in which the player influences a group of teens in the week before the high school prom. Prom Week was just released on Valentine’s Day as a Facebook game (Caution, this link will open the app).

Before becoming involved with my Darling Husband, I had never really thought about the amount of work that goes into creating a game. Now, of course, it’s dinner conversation for this professor’s wife. For more than two years, I’ve been listening to the i...

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