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David Rust-Smith and Meghan UX are now friends
Mar 24, 2013
David Rust-Smith commented on Saleem Khan's group Gameful Canada
"You are right Meghan, there are a lot of opportunities to expand and scale once we have our pilot with defibs up and running. Open Data refers to publically available data that can be used for (nearly)any purpose. Many cities and governments are…"
Mar 24, 2013
David Rust-Smith commented on Saleem Khan's group Gameful Canada
"Hi Meghan, I'm in Ottawa, and I'm currently working with a couple of people on building an app that crowdsources the location of all public access defibrillators in Ottawa. We're using gamification to incentivize players to…"
Mar 24, 2013
David Rust-Smith commented on Ethan Groves's blog post New to This site: Not sure who is with me on these things
"Welcome to the site Noitide. If I have any upcoming projects I'll let you know. Artists are always good to know ;) P.S You may want to try joining a Global Game Jam venue near you for a crash course experience in game development, art, and…"
Jan 15, 2013
David Rust-Smith commented on David Rust-Smith's blog post Making a Game with 4 Homeless Gentlemen
"UPDATE: Fixed bug Scott mentioned below."
Jan 15, 2013
David Rust-Smith commented on David Rust-Smith's blog post Making a Game with 4 Homeless Gentlemen
"Hi Scott, Thanks for letting me know about the bug. We've only had a couple of people experience this problem (the worst kind of bug). I'll look into it ASAP.  As for the IDE, I used Construct2 by Scirra. It's an amazing tool for…"
Jan 13, 2013
David Rust-Smith and Scott Jacobson are now friends
Jan 13, 2013
Scott Jacobson commented on David Rust-Smith's blog post Making a Game with 4 Homeless Gentlemen
"Enjoyed learning about this and the lives of the 4.  I completed the second mission and it's dream level but when I went back to the main screen the 2nd mission was still locked.  :(  Really wanted to read the other bios...…"
Jan 13, 2013
The Mayor and David Rust-Smith are now friends
Jan 3, 2013
David Rust-Smith posted a blog post

Making a Game with 4 Homeless Gentlemen

In 2011, approximately 7,300 people in my city were homeless.This game shares the story of just 4 of them.The Project"Mission" is a videogame that was made by 4 men from a homeless shelter in downtown Ottawa, Canada to help them share their stories. The 3 goals in developing the game were:Empower the 4 men from the shelter: Andre, Jean, Gordon, and Roger by giving them an opportunity to share their lives and express themselves through art and…See More
Jan 1, 2013
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Dec 26, 2012
David Rust-Smith joined Saleem Khan's group
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Dec 26, 2012
David Rust-Smith joined Sarah Best's group
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Dec 26, 2012
David Rust-Smith is now a member of Gameful
Dec 26, 2012

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Sparkle Monster
Location
Canada
Personal URL
http://davidrs.com/wp/my-projects/
Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
Bibz
Affiliation URL
http://www.bibzgame.com/
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Limbo and Where in the world is Carmen San Diego
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Developer, Game Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, Inventor
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
pretty awesome (3-5 games)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Crowdsourcing games, Art and Experimental games, Educational games, Health games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Big money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
My passion is games for good.
Games you’ve worked on ...
Bibz: Educating and empowering youth to tackle global poverty.
Mission: Lending a face to homelessness. Art, story, and soundFX done by 4 homeless men in Ottawa.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Excellent at rapid prototyping. I can design and develop. Great at problem solving and creativity. Experience as an entrepreneur, have launched 3 games.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Mario
Crash Bandicoot
Pokemon
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Making a Game with 4 Homeless Gentlemen

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

In 2011, approximately 7,300 people in my city were homeless.

This game shares the story of just 4 of them.


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The Project

"Mission" is a videogame that was made by 4 men from a homeless shelter in downtown Ottawa, Canada to help them share their stories.
 
The 3 goals in developing the game…
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