March 27, 2004
A 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.
Mike van Lent, Katherine Isbister, Andrew, Michael
People amusing themselves at the Facade kiosk
Noah and Adam Chapman
Gonzalo and Matteo
Gonzalo bows before Chris Crawford
Chris lamenting over lunch
Brenda Harger and Don Marinelli of CMU ETC playing Facade
Gonzalo consoling us with a toast after the IGF awards
Chaim Gingold and Adam Chapman
Noah and Andrew
Doug Church and Robin Hunicke watching Matsuura-san’s latest, Vib Ripple at GameHotel
The greatest Facade player at the show!
Drinks at the Fairmont
Hanging out with Jane Pinckard at the speaker’s party
Peter Weyrauch (Oz Project, Zoesis) in the background
Jane and Jason della Rocca
Bloggers unite: Jason (Reality Panic), Noah (GTxA), Gonzalo (Ludology.org), Michael (GTxA), Jane (GGA), Andrew (GTxA)
The above + William (zang.org, Ludonauts) and Eric Z
Robin and Andrew
Dave Perry watching Facade being played by Republic’s Demis Hassabis
Chris Hecker playing Facade
Click here for Sean Barrett playing, as Noah takes notes?