I’m going to try to give a nuanced opinion online. This is probably a bad idea: wish me luck, I’ll need it!
Lately I’ve been bouncing around the European indie scene. And by lately I mean for the last couple of years.
Its been fun.
Its been immense fun!
And the fun continues: just a couple of weeks ago I went to the US, to #indietrainjam and the GDC, where I saw heaps of people I’d met around Europe, in Australia and online. I had a blast!
Working a 9 to 5 job is tiring, who’d have thought?
A lot has happened since my last post: I’ve been busy organising game jams and making games. I suppose it’s better to make games than talk about them, but it does seem like a shame not to have some kind of record. Last weekend we organised a second edition of our association’s game jam “Funky Future”.
“Yo dawg, herd you liked game jams, so we put your jam in a jam so you can jam while you jam!”
In the last month I’ve attended 3 game jams:
- Game Dev Party Lyon March 23-26,
- Ludum Dare 26 April 26-29,
- CHI 2013 “Games [4 Design]” game jam April 27-28
As you can see, two were at the same time!
This last week, or the week before depending on when you started, was the “7 Day Roguelike” (#7DRL) competition. I was one of those who started right at the beginning, teaming up with Kevin aka ‘Gaeel’ and Hannes Delbeke, an intern artist at The Game Bakers.
We didn’t finish on time for 7DRL, but I’m hoping we’ll finish in time for April “One Game A Month” (#1GAM) deadline (the 4th at midnight GMT-8)…
This year McFunkyPants has set up the “One Game A Month” challenge, the idea being to finish a game every month for a whole year!
In the last three months I’ve helped organise not one, not two but three game jams! Specifically we set up a “Ludum Dare” real-world gathering, a private 36-hour jam called the “Funkiture”, and a “Global Game Jam” event! Continue reading
As Albert Camus once said (and the internet translated):
“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover through the detours of art those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”
Well I have something of a fetish for little men running around on-screen Here’s what I’ve been up to this last few months…
A week or so ago I organised the Ludum Dare real-world gathering in Montpellier (France). You can check out the event post-mortem here.
I’ve had to reinstall my system several times lately, which is one of the reasons for my recent silence. The first thing I do is generally to install my 5 obligatory browser plug-ins…
It’s been a while turns out the final year of a Master’s degree involves a lot of work, with projects swallowing up all my spare time. Somehow I managed to make it to Lille for the third Art Game Weekend though: here are my results!