I am transitioning overseas

A great big THANK YOU! to all of you who have purchased my book, Rapid Simulation and Game Development for Beginners: with Thinking Worlds 3.6.0. I am truly humbled by both the offer from the software developer, Caspian Learning, and by your kind responses. I want to let you know that I will be transitioning overseas this week and may not have consistent internet access. I leave tomorrow (Wednesday) and arrive at my destination late Thursday night. I don’t know if I’ll have internet access Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, so I thought I’d use my blog to answer a question or two.

Here goes:

What does Nonno Vecchio mean? It’s Italian for “Grandpa, Old Man” literally. The “Nonno” part is used by my grandchildren. The “Old Man” part is used by my kids out of their deep love and respect for me (I didn’t buy it either! :P)

Can I still buy your book and qualify for the free software license upgrade? Yes, there are currently still licenses available.

Where can I find more information about your book and this free license upgrade offer? Please visit this blog post.

If you’re “transitioning overseas” and won’t have internet access, how do we register for our free upgrade? At this time, please continue to download, install, and register the free version of Thinking Worlds and send me proof of your purchase along with the email address you used to register your copy of the software. I will forward the information over to Caspian Learning as soon as I have internet access again. I will use the date of your notification email to determine who qualifies for the free upgrade should the license limit be reached while I’m traveling. If this information changes, I will post an update before I leave the country tomorrow.

Ciao for now,


Free Software License Upgrades!!

Caspian Learning, the software developer whose software application I teach in my book, Rapid Simulation and Game Development for Beginners: with Thinking Worlds 3.6.0, has generously offered free full license upgrades to the first fifty (50) people to purchase either edition of the book – print or Kindle.That’s a savings of over $1400.00!

I invite you, and anyone you know that is interested in Serious Game design, to purchase one or more copies of my book and register your email address with me (one registration per person please). The book is listed at http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Commini/e/B009T2EVVO.  To take advantage of the free upgrade, please download, install, and register the free version of the software then send me the email address with which you registered. Once I have confirmed that you are one of the first 50 people, and that you did indeed purchas the book, I will forward the email address over to Caspian Learning who will then perform the free upgrade.
Please send emails to my Nonno Vecchio email address, _NOSPAM_nonno_AT_nonnovecchio.org_NOSPAM. Remove the _NOSPAM_ and change _AT_ to an ‘At’ symbol so the resulting email address is all one word with no spaces.

Thank you and have a great day!