It’s now time for the first day of Eurogamer, we started off early and arrived at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre before 9am, and met a huge line of early starters, possibly wanting to get their Call of Duty Ghost Prestige Editions.
Hey guys! It’s Saturday and despite Eurogamer still running until Sunday, I’ll tell you about my time at Eurogamer! This was surprisingly my first time at Eurogamer, I missed out last year so I really wanted to go after missing out on a lot. Thanks to being a Windows Games Ambassador, I volunteered help with Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Dreamspark promotion at the event and got to be a zombie! But more on that when we get to it, because here’s a summary of what happened on the day before Eurogamer started.
On Thursday and Friday, I’ll be at Eurogamer Expo in London. You’ll most likely find me either at the Microsoft Booth or the GamesIndustry Fair as I’m helping out with their Windows 8 promotions. Sadly I won’t have Secret of Escape ready for exhibition, but I’ll be showing it off at the Loading Bar in Soho as part of Indie Haven’s Indie Games Event.
So you may or may not see me, but feel free to visit Microsoft’s booth or the GamesIndustry Fair anyway, as well as the many other things there such as the conferences, the new and old games, the indie games display and many more! I’ll be writing about my time during the weekend, so stay tuned!
Judging for Ludum Dare 27 officially ended at almost midnight last night. As such I figured it would be best to finally give my post-mortem, show my score and reveal my favourite games from this Ludum Dare all in one post!
Hey guys! Today is some sad news that I’d like to talk about.
If you haven’t heard the news, Blitz Games Studios is going to close down after 23 years. In a statement from the Oliver Twins (the founders Phillip and Andrew Oliver): “Frustrations with clients, the global economic crisis, and more than our fair share of simple bad luck have all conspired against us and we are no longer able to continue trading”. While a games studio closing down is generally saddening, what makes this so upsetting to me is that while I’ve never worked there, it feels like a personal loss for me.
So the Midsummer Jam Week is over, and my entry (Secret of Escape) is now online, now with its own page on the site and a video trailer!
Let me say I had a great time on this jam, especially posting my progress along the way. If I get enough of a good reception, I will continue work on it to make it bigger and better!
Let me show you some other entries that I enjoyed from the games jam (click on images to go to their pages):
Check out all of the games submitted here.
I hope to enter another games jam very soon, so make sure you follow me to know more.