The Historical Adventures of Daniela Was Designed By a Class of Ten Year-Olds

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The Historical Adventures of Daniela is the result of a successful collaborative classroom project from Primary Education Rural School Miguel Hernandez and Software Development Vocational Education and Training School IES Campanillas at Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain. The 2D puzzle-platformer is now available on PC (itch.io) and Android for free, and serves as an interesting glimpse into how kids design games.

Although it was obviously developed and designed in Spanish, it’s also available in English, German, and Italian. The video game project took both groups of students six months as they worked through 2D and 3D design, development, audio, testing, and release.

In the game Daniela travels back through history, traveling through six different levels to return to her own time.

The Historical Adventures of Daniela has won several awards, including Digital Skills Awards Spain 2019, Best Entrepreneurship Educational Project, and Best Indie Game from Gamepolis 2019.

IES Campanillas is a vocational school that specializes in website and app development to teach programming skills. Creating full video games serves as an important output for motivation and executing design practices.

The Historical Adventures of Daniela is available now for free on PC and mobile devices.

The Fortnite World Cup Was Most-Watched Gaming Event in History

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Fortnite continues to break records, this time for competitive esports. The Fortnite World Cup, which took place July 26-28 in New York City, reached 2.3 million concurrent viewers on YouTube and Twitch, making it the single most-watched competitive gaming event (outside China) in history. And that doesn’t include fans watching through other social media platforms.

The Fortnite World Cup brought the best players in the world together for championship Solo and Duos matches, a Creative Finals, and a Charity Pro-Am. The World Cup was the culmination of 10 weeks of qualifier matches, including over 40 million players from over 200 countries. The three-day sold-out event hosted over 19,000 fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In case you were wondering, Fortnite is still pretty popular.

Here is the list of all the top winners from each event:

Fortnite World Cup Solos Winner: $3,000,000  

Bugha – $3,000,000

Fortnite World Cup Duos Winners: $3,000,000 (split)

Aqua – $1,500,000

Nyhrox – $1,500,000

Fortnite World Cup Creative Winners: $1,345,000 (split)

Cizzorz – $336,250

Hiimtylerh – $336,250

Suezhoo – $336,250

Zand – $336,250

Fortnite World Cup Charity Pro-Am: $1,000,000 (split)

Airwaks – $500,000

RL Grime – $500,000

You can see the full standings here.

Over the weekend Epic Games announced the Fortnite Champion Series, beginning with the next season, Season X. Every week players can compete to become Season X champions, with a prize pool of millions of dollars. A leaderboard will be added to track your own progress and follow your favorite players.

Fortnite Season X begins tomorrow, August 1.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Celebrates First Community Day on July 20

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Mobile AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is getting its first Community Day this Saturday, July 20. Pokémon GO players know that Community Days are special events designed to get everyone playing the game together with extra boosts and goodies scattered around the world.

The July 20 Wizards Unite Community Day will feature the following bonuses:

  • Foundables appear more frequently.
  • The Diagon Alley store will feature a free pack that includes spell energy.
  • The experience-boosting potion Baruffio Brain Elixir will grant three times the XP boost.
  • Dark Detectors, which can be placed at Inns to generate more Foundables in the area, will last twice as long.

The Community Day Event doesn’t actually last all day. The specific time it’s active for the United States is 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern to 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern.

The event comes in the midst of the special Brilliant event, Potter’s Calamity. The event, which began on July 16 and runs through August 6, features its own Registry Pages, Brilliant Foundables, and Special Assignments. Rewards include uncovering Restricted Section Books and earning exclusive cosmetic items for your Ministry ID portrait. The event is divided into two weeks, with each week having different tasks and pages to complete.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is available to download for free on iOS and Android mobile devices.