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GFH 2011

June 2, 2011/0/0/

I recently travelled to foggy Boston to attend the always excellent Games for Health Conference.  We’ve had a presence there before with the HOPE research initiative, but this time, Ben Sawyer, the visionary behind the conference, wanted us to talk a little bit about the Healing Blade.  I still owe Ben a beer for saving […]

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Nerdcore in the News (again!)

January 15, 2011/0/0/

Not to be outdone, our very own Francis Kong recently took part and helped lead his team to a victory at Healthgames Camp 2010.  In the words of the sponsor, prestigious design firm, Frog Design: HealthGamesCamp brings together multi-disciplinary teams for collaborative learning and co-creation. The entire event is structured as a multi-level game out […]

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Nerdcore in the News

January 15, 2011/0/0/

This past October, we were fortunate enough to be interviewed for Today’s Hospitalist magazine, as part of their monthly Physician Profile. In the story you’ll hear of our gaming origins, including mention of the mystical machine that was the Commodore64. All hail the mighty Commodore!!


The NCL Cholera Innovation Hackathon

November 19, 2010/0/0/

Y’know cholera has been getting a lot of press lately. And for good reason. There are fewer illnesses that can spread as rapidly and decimate entire populations like cholera can. The real tragedy lies in the fact that the treatment is really tied to early and adequate rehydration. You are literally trying to keep up […]

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NCL Welcomes Eric; Planet Earth Welcomes Nixon

November 17, 2010/0/0/

It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge and welcome Eric Beal, a med-student from KCOM that contacted us recently about his love of things nerdcore and medicine. From the attached images, I think you’ll agree – the kid has some mad mad skills. Things have been a buzz in the NCL camp lately with the […]

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Annnnd, We’re Back!

October 14, 2010/0/0/

Our apologies for not having manned the blog-cannon for the past few weeks! We’ve literally been NTTGS (noses to the grind-stone) prepping and actually launching the Healing Blade v1.1. Art updates, bug squashes, game revisions, the whole nine. We found ourselves at the always epic Health2.0 conference in downtown San Francisco, where we made the […]

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Hail to the Jef

September 19, 2010/0/0/

A few posts ago, I waxed lyrical on the merits of good writing.  Ever since we decided to open up our knowledge-base via the Healing Blade wiki, we’ve been searching for a talented writer to take on the task of breathing life into the warriors and creatures of the realm of Soma. A friend of […]

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Rehydration Comments

August 19, 2010/0/0/

The emergency room is at once both a fascinating and terrifying place. It is an exercise in balance and limitations, boiling down to either chaos or controlled chaos. This was my observation at a fully staffed, well stocked 400 bed regional referral center in west Texas. It tests the limits of my imagination to fathom […]

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SXSW Panel 2011!

August 12, 2010/0/0/

Greetings Apothecaries & Lords of Pestilence! Healing Blade 1.1 is confirmed for its September launch. We’ll be announcing it to everyone on the NerdcoreLearning and Healing Blade Facebook Groups so that you all get first dibs on it before anyone else! We also need your help in a very important event. The Healing Blade has been […]

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Wiki Blues

August 10, 2010/0/0/

Just wanted to give a heads up to folks who wrote in about our site’s wiki being down. Thank you very much! We’re in the process of getting it fixed and should have all of the moving pieces up again. In the spirit of keeping things interesting, I wanted to share with you why we […]

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