Rudolf and Alex at IGF

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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

  1. 1. In the Beginning.... There were two guys...
  2. 2. Alex May & Rudolf Kremers
  3. 3. And a Competition
  4. 4. Mix Some Elements Freeman Dyson Deadrock Procedural Generation • A bit of this: • A bit of that:
  5. 5. And Dyson is Born • Very Early Screenshot
  6. 6. And Starts to Grow
  7. 7. Second Place • But Loads of Nice Press!
  8. 8. Sony Fail • Too much like Pixeljunk Eden? WTF?
  9. 9. Entering the IGF • We may have a shot of going through • Free GDC Pass • It’s a Laugh
  10. 10. Great Games Have Gone Before •World of Goo – 2d Boy •Braid – Jonathan Blow •Crayon Physics – Petri Purho
  11. 11. Entering Really Focused our Efforts • Before • After
  12. 12. OMG WE GOT NOMINATED! • Seumas McNally Grand Prize! • Direct2Drive Vison Award Thingee! • Audience Award (Ahem, all nominees get this)
  13. 13. • Direct2Drive Things Go a • Steam Bit Nuts.. •Loads of Downloads •Loads of Interviews •Loads of Congratulations •Loads of Beer
  14. 14. The Festival/Conference • GDC, IGF, IGS
  15. 15. Sessions Session were fantastic and worth going to in their own right.
  16. 16. Award Ceremony • Was a Scary Affair • And...
  17. 17. We Didn’t Win ANYTHING • Boohoo
  18. 18. The Rest was Great There Was a Special Mood San Francisco was ACE • The IGF Stand was Mega Busy • Finally met Brian
  19. 19. We met Tons of Great People • Derek Yu (Aquaria) • Dan Tabar (Cortex Command)
  20. 20. And Others
  21. 21. Of All Sorts
  22. 22. Socialising is HELPFUL!
  23. 23. Lessons Learned • 1: It is CHEAP to Enter ($95)
  24. 24. Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts
  25. 25. Lessons Learned • 1: It is Cheap To Enter • 2: It Really Focuses your Efforts • 3: A Nomination is as Good as an Award
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. Independent Deals • Steam, Direct2Drive
  31. 31. Big Boys • NOA • MicroB0rG
  32. 32. But Ultimately • The Game Comes First

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