by 7/05/2016 Arcade Collapsus Convention COSI Demo Development Game Masters News Picture RadarkanoidOh wow! What a week! We worked on Radarkanoid all last week, went to Game Masters - The Exhibition on Saturday, and then came back to work on more Radarkanoid! We'll have an update on Radarkanoid next week (when it should be out!) All you really need to know is that we're really close to being done, we technically missed the Kentucky Fried Pixels deadline, but so did a lot of people, so there's been an extension... so we're all good on that front! Now on to the important stuff: a recap of our time at Game Masters!
Being able to be part of Game Masters is a huge honor for us. For those of you who don't know, Game Masters - The Exhibition is an internationally traveling exhibit that started at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) back in 2012 and made it's way to the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH last month. The exhibit features tons of retro games, modern games, indies, concept art, and interactive displays. It's a blast and going there was simply amazing! This is actually our second time presenting at COSI, since the Ohio Game Developer's Expo (OGDE... now called GDEX) was there when we went last October. It was great to be back!
For our part, each Saturday the selected a different indie developer to show off their stuff, and last week was all ours! We had a booth right at the front doors and tons of you awesome people stopped by to say "hi" to me, Adam, and Natalie and, more importantly, play some Collapsus!
Here are some great shots of just some of the awesome people who dropped by!
We couldn't get any pictures of the rest of the event (photography was prohibited), but a special shout out goes to a few fine people who really got into Collapsus... like, hardcore! The first (and apologies, we don't have names for anyone, or even a picture of this first young woman) was a 9 year old amateur game programmer who played Collapsus for an entire hour! Her dad had to cycle by 6 times to check on her, but she was loving every minute of it!
The next was another woman who played for nearly as long and managed to make it to level 40 on easy! Hot dang! We're very impressed! While she was still playing, a couple who were expecting a child here very soon, competed against one another for highest score! He beat her out at somewhere in the 30's on easy before she had to go rest her back (even then it was hard to pull him away from the game!) They were all three there for almost an hour, so needless to say, I think they enjoyed it!
We had an absolute blast! Meeting all of you and soaking in the amazing game history was an experience none of us will soon forget! Luckily, we'll be returning on the 7th for COSI After Dark, a 21+ version of the exhibit for those of you who like beer with your games!
We hope to see you there! Until then, we're signing off!