March 27, 2004

GDC Pix

by Andrew Stern · , 4:07 pm

andrewGDC41.jpgA proper post with substantial information about the goings-on at this year’s Game Developers Conference will have to wait until I’m back home on Monday (or maybe Noah or Michael will get a chance to post something first). Until then, just a few quick comments, and then some pictures.

GDC is consistently satisfying, my favorite conference. It’s the sheer volume of talented and creative and intelligent people sharing their work and ideas and good will that makes it so pleasurable.

Facade didn’t win any prizes at the IGF. Disappointing for sure, but made up for by the smiling and laughing crowds that surrounded the Facade kiosk the whole 3 days. Facade also caught the eye of a few uber-designers, who gave us some invaluable feedback.

Here’s some pictures, mostly of people (little of the conference events themselves, sorry). We’ll post more pictures here in a few days.


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Mike van Lent, Katherine Isbister, Andrew, Michael


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People amusing themselves at the Facade kiosk

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Noah and Adam Chapman

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Gonzalo and Matteo

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Gonzalo bows before Chris Crawford

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Chris lamenting over lunch

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Brenda Harger and Don Marinelli of CMU ETC playing Facade

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Gonzalo consoling us with a toast after the IGF awards

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Chaim Gingold and Adam Chapman

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Noah and Andrew

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Doug Church and Robin Hunicke watching Matsuura-san’s latest, Vib Ripple at GameHotel

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The greatest Facade player at the show!

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Drinks at the Fairmont

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Hanging out with Jane Pinckard at the speaker’s party
Peter Weyrauch (Oz Project, Zoesis) in the background

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Jane and Jason della Rocca

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Bloggers unite: Jason (Reality Panic), Noah (GTxA), Gonzalo (Ludology.org), Michael (GTxA), Jane (GGA), Andrew (GTxA)

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The above + William (zang.org, Ludonauts) and Eric Z

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Robin and Andrew

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Dave Perry watching Facade being played by Republic’s Demis Hassabis

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Chris Hecker playing Facade


Click here for Sean Barrett playing, as Noah takes notes?