The Indie Games Scene Showcase and Mixer went even better than we had hoped. Thanks to everyone who came along, and a huge thanks to Minh (OneTwenty Event Organiser) for making it all happen!
There was a great crowd:
There were great games:
There was Great Success:
At the end of this week, we will be announcing details of the next event. After talking to a lot of people last night, we feel that running events on a monthly basis is the right sort of frequency (so we’ll aim for that!).
A few people have inquired about the format for the evening. There will be table-space for local game developers to demonstrate their work. Aside from that, it will be a fairly casual event for good conversations over food and drinks.
There will be brief announcements at 8:00pm to formally kick things off (after people have had a little while to setup), and again at 9:30pm to start winding things down.
I mostly wrote it to learn Haxe (it was my first real Haxe program after “Hello World“), but I quite like it:
I’m drawn to the concept of games that only last a few seconds, are something that you might share with other people, but not anything that you can enjoy repeatedly… kinda like witty comments or lame jokes.
This game is a one-trick pony that gets old immediately. Is that a bad thing?
I’m getting some photos printed and blockmounted for my joint exhibition next month. I sent an image over to docuprint (in Fremantle) for a proof which I hope to check out on Tuesday.
They mentioned that their printing technique has better long-term colour retention, but that the colours may not be as vibrant as those produced by other printing options. I hope the proof is suitable for my pieces. If all goes well, I’ll be getting quite a few photos printed.
I’ll post a few results when they come through. Simon is getting his digital paintings printed on canvas (which I also considered). Anyone out there have experience with any particular printing services (in Western Australia)?
I’ve previously joked with Jim, Minh, and Tone that if we ever start a company, we should call it “Jinh & Tonic”.
This time I went so far as to make a logo:
I reckon it’s classy. Tone reckons it’s “kinda gay”. I don’t like the term “kinda gay” since it implies a negative value judgement on homosexuality… and now I’ve just made this post a little too serious.
Anyhow, I like the logo. It’s classy. Like a James Bond film. Misogynistic and glamourising alcohol, smoking, and gambling. Hmmm… too serious again…
Our pilot episode, needless to say it’s a little rough around the edges! At this stage we were just testing out our tech and some show ideas, but hopefully you will find the core concept of the show still intact and enjoyable.
I like the format and hope to see their personal styles evolve more as the show goes on. I also want to see less short shorts; or at least shorts that are a different colour to the couch so that you are constantly reaffirmed that they are there!
I think that Dan described the show as something like America’s Got Talent for video games. They have the funny guy, the harsh critic (although Dan could try on a British accent), but now they just need a pretty artist (sorry Scott…).