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Hudson, Bunny Quest and Unity Pro

Hudson celebrating at F50/Google's Founder World in San Francisco in October 2015, where he was the only child to have a stand...for Bunny Quest. Photograph  copyright © 2015 Alexander Chow-Stuart. Congratulations to Hudson for gaining the support of Unity Technologies for his Kickstarter-backed game, Bunny Quest. Unity is granting Hudson a free license of Unity Pro to build the game in Hudson's favorite game engine, as he was not satisfied with the results using his original game engine, Stencyl. Hudson has a good deal of experience with Unity, having built his first game, Wolf Escape, using it when he was nine years old.  Hudson used the free version for Wolf Escape. Unity Pro is the top of the line version and has many more features. We really appreciate the support from Aline Tosini and all at Unity . You may also like to read:  Hudson in the Santa Cruz Sentine l Yay! Hudson has reached his Kickstarter target! If you enjoyed this post

Bunny Quest

Hudson has been working hard on his game, Bunny Quest, on all levels - the complexities of the narrative and the myths surrounding it (and the games Hudson intends creating in the future that encompass Bunny Quest), as well as the different levels of the game and different technical approaches to various aspects of it. This is the very first part of the opening sequence. The green gem is the magical core of the story - sent back from the future, it will be stolen from the bunnies by Nox the Coyote. Hudson has fully envisaged both the opening and closing sequences of the game, and we're really excited by them.  We were knocked out by this opening animation Hudson created. He just made it and showed it to us. He's eleven. (There is more to come with the opening sequence, these are just the first few seconds.) You may also like to read: Hudson in the Santa Cruz Sentinel Our son Hudson launches his Kickstarter campaign for Bunny Quest Hudson, Bunny Qu

We're in Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

The world's most beautiful address.  Photograph  copyright © 2016 Alexander Chow-Stuart. Very surprised and chuffed to learn from a friend, Kent Rosen, that  our visit to Apple for Hudson's seventh birthday to meet with Jony Ive  is mentioned in a new book about the company, Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky. Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky. Our trip to Apple was thanks to the kind and ever glorious Stephen Fry, a wonderful friend of ours for many years. Jony was extremely kind to Hudson and to all of us. We really had no idea just how vital he was and is to Apple's success when we met him.  Thanks to Adam Lashinsky. Good luck with your book. Here is the link to my account of Hudson's seventh birthday visit to Apple . If you enjoyed this post, please follow me on Twitter  @alexanderchow .   And please  subscribe to this blog via email by clicking here.

Hudson in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Hudson working on Bunny Quest. Photograph  copyright © 2015 Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel. Fabulous article today in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about Hudson and Bunny Quest , beautifully written by Kara Guzman and with a truly outstanding photograph by the Sentinel's Shmuel Thaler.  Thank you both to Kara and Shmuel for your time, your interest and the wonderful care you took in presenting the story. Hudson is thrilled, as is our whole family. If you would like to pledge to help Hudson reach his $1200 Kickstarter goal, please click here: He's already at $600 with 15 days to go. Please give a little and help him complete his first ever round of funding for the software licenses and other materials he needs to complete creating and coding the game! Thank you. Photograph credit: Shmuel Thaler

Hudson, Bunny Quest, Founder World - and STEAM Carnival, AT&T Park San Francisco

Hudson at Founder World. P hotograph  copyright © 2015 Alexander Chow-Stuart. Our eleven year old son Hudson Chow-Stuart is having two of the most exciting weeks of his life! He currently has a Kickstarter campaign (please click here to donate) running for a video puzzle game he is creating and coding, called Bunny Quest.   And he has just been invited to speak twice at the exciting STEAM Carnival at AT&T Park in San Francisco this Sunday, November 8th, 2015.   If you want to come and join us, he will be onstage at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. He is thrilled not only by the chance to talk about Bunny Quest, but by the opportunity to meet Nick and Adrian from Ubisoft , one of his favorite video game companies, who are speaking on the same stage as him. Hudson is speaking at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm on Sunday November 8. Last week, Hudson and I attended   F50 and Google Developers'  major tech event, Founder World , in San Francisco. I had previously