Monday, March 05, 2007

Game Developer's Conference 2007

The GDC is underway in San Francisco. The largest conference of professional game developers in the world, the GDC is most definitely a hoopla of geekdom all housed in one shiny event. I am looking forward to seeing the entrants and eventual winners of the Independent Games Festival, as it has traditionally been a forum of fantastic design talent and ingenuity. Something about success and funding saps the creative freedom and courage out of a design team...

Darwinia won last year. There is a playable demo on their website, and it is a very cool game, though a little scattered thematically for my tastes. Needless to say, the talent and creativity in Darwinia is more prevalent than many of the ultra popular and success games in today's market, so its nice to see a forum for recognizing them.

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