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Rudolf Kremers and Alex May present a talk at IGDA London on their experiences as finalists at IGF 2009

Rudolf Kremers and Alex May present a talk at IGDA London on their experiences as finalists at IGF 2009

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    Rudolf and Alex at IGF Rudolf and Alex at IGF Presentation Transcript

    • In the Beginning.... There were two guys...
    • Alex May & Rudolf Kremers
    • And a Competition
    • Mix Some Elements Freeman Dyson Deadrock Procedural Generation • A bit of this: • A bit of that:
    • And Dyson is Born • Very Early Screenshot
    • And Starts to Grow
    • Second Place • But Loads of Nice Press!
    • Sony Fail • Too much like Pixeljunk Eden? WTF?
    • Entering the IGF • We may have a shot of going through • Free GDC Pass • It’s a Laugh
    • Great Games Have Gone Before •World of Goo – 2d Boy •Braid – Jonathan Blow •Crayon Physics – Petri Purho
    • Entering Really Focused our Efforts • Before • After
    • OMG WE GOT NOMINATED! • Seumas McNally Grand Prize! • Direct2Drive Vison Award Thingee! • Audience Award (Ahem, all nominees get this)
    • • Direct2Drive Things Go a • Steam Bit Nuts.. •Loads of Downloads •Loads of Interviews •Loads of Congratulations •Loads of Beer
    • The Festival/Conference • GDC, IGF, IGS
    • Sessions Session were fantastic and worth going to in their own right.
    • Award Ceremony • Was a Scary Affair • And...
    • We Didn’t Win ANYTHING • Boohoo
    • The Rest was Great There Was a Special Mood San Francisco was ACE • The IGF Stand was Mega Busy • Finally met Brian
    • We met Tons of Great People • Derek Yu (Aquaria) • Dan Tabar (Cortex Command)
    • And Others
    • Of All Sorts
    • Socialising is HELPFUL!
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is CHEAP to Enter ($95)
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts • 3: A Nomination is as Good as an Award
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts • 3: A Nomination is as Good as an Award • 4: Meet Great People/Make Super Contacts
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts • 3: A Nomination is as Good as an Award • 4: Meet Great People/Make Super Contacts • 5: Indies Are FRIENDS not Competitors
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts • 3: A Nomination is as Good as an Award • 4: Meet Great People/Make Super Contacts • 5: Indies Are FRIENDS not Competitors • 6: You Actually Learn Loads
    • Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts • 3: A Nomination is as Good as an Award • 4: Meet Great People/Make Super Contacts • 5: Indies Are FRIENDS not Competitors • 6: You Actually Learn Loads • 7: You Can Make Great Deals
    • Independent Deals • Steam, Direct2Drive
    • Big Boys • NOA • MicroB0rG
    • But Ultimately • The Game Comes First