28 November 2011
It’s been an exciting couple of weeks as I rev up to the release of Sin or Win. Last week I attended the DIG conference to present the game. The evening was fascinating and there was a lot of buzz going around about Sin or Win. Great feedback too, which was very positive. Toxic Blob's booth was in the middle of the exhibition space, so I had my two big posters showing both the sinning and winning game-play in action. Before long my space was thronged with people milling round (luckily we were right by the bar!), asking questions and most importantly playing the game with anticipation. Players were really getting into the fast paced action and loving the “sin" or “win" aspect of the game. The mayor of London played. At the conference dinner speech later he shared with everyone that he, like most politicians, was a sinner! Which got a few chortles. He got the highest sinner score of the evening, incidentally. Since then I’ve been fine tuning details and polishing the interface. I can’t believe Sin or Win is soon to be released.
With all the excitement of baby sitters and blue-tack for posters, I forgot my camera. So these are the posters on the floor at Toxic Blob HQ.
15 November 2011
I’m super excited to be bringing Sin or Win to DIG this year. We’ll be there with a playable preview on Wednesday 16th from 5pm to 7pm. So come hang out and get hands-on with Sin or Win. And if you’re interested in game design, development or the Unity game engine please stop by with your questions. I’ll try to help.
I would have loved to attend the whole conference as there looks to be some great speakers and events, but someone has to stay back and finish up Sin or Win.
I also had two posters printed up for the event. And I’m very pleased with how they turned out. I don’t tend to work in print, so was astonished to see how big 24”x36” really is. That’s 5574cm2 of Sin or Win glossy goodness!
Thanks to Greg Picken of Gamer Pops for inviting me to DIG.
21 April 2011
The GAMES DAY Podcast celebrated their 100th episode last night with a party at APK Live. A number of local developers came out for the evening and I was fortunate to be able to chat with a number of nice people from Digital Extremes, Game Production Studios, Antic Entertainment, and the QA firm The Ant Firm. Also met the Editor-in-Chief of GamerPops and the coordinator of the game development course at Fanshawe College. Big Blue Bubble was also apparently there, though I didn’t get a chance to meet them. Previously I hadn’t realised there was such a strong development community in lil-London. Great to see we have such an active community. Wish we had a London gamedev pub.
Was a really good evening, and hopefully the GAMES DAY Podcast won’t wait until their 200th episode to have another fun evening.