By John Walker on July 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
We have indeed posted lots about Rezzed. (It’s actually been 13 posts out of the 920 since it was first announced – Passive-Aggressive Ed.) But here is a generous reminder to encourage you to join us at the inaugural PC and Indie Games show, taking place in Brighton Friday and Saturday this week. Because it’s actually going to be really great!
Not only will a bunch of hotly anticipated unreleased games be playable on the show floor, but there’s also a bunch of super-famous gaming types giving presentations, and perhaps most excitingly of all, the opportunity to meet Eurogamer’s Tom “Tom Bramwell” Bramwell, along with the RPS hivemind and Eurogamer collective. And I’m guaranteeing a free hug for everyone who buys a ticket.
Most important, of course, are the two events RPS is directly in charge of. There’s the extremely ambitious Rock, Paper, Shotgun Gamejam, at 4pm on Saturday, during which a collection of gaming creatives will attempt to make a game in less than an hour. That could be pretty interesting, and well worth heading along to see.
Our other event is the 5th Annual International RPS Indie Mud Wrestling Championships. That’s at the hangoverly hour of 11am on Saturday, but we implore you to struggle along anyway. The deeply peculiar panelquizgame will genuinely involve hangover treatment, along with many rounds of oddness, featuring John as your host, with team captains Adam and Alec, along with indie developers Dave “Smudged Cat” Johnston and Andrew “Spilt Milk” Smith.
But as well as our unbeatable impositions are a really rather impressive array of games and speakers. If you’re there, you’ll be able to play Borderlands 2, Aliens Colonial Marines, Far Cry 3, Shootmania, Ghost Recon Online, Day Z, End Of Nations, Krater, Missing Ink, Monsters Vs. Pirates, Natural Selection 2, Prison Architect, Q.U.B.E, Raiderz, Rift, Serious Sam 3 (and an exclusive DLC reveal), Skulls Of The Shogun, Sniper Elite V2, Strike Suit Zero, Stronghold Kingdoms, Tengami, Tera, WarMage Battlegrounds, and Xenonauts. Blimey.
There are 13 panels in total, featuring names like Peter Molyneux, Randy Pitchford, Day Z’s Dean Hall, Paul Wedgewood, Creative Assembly’s James Russell with some exclusive Rome 2 info, The Indie Stone, Stainless Games, Introversion, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon team, Unknown Worlds and Nadeo demoing ShootMania. Phew.
At the end of Friday, we’re inviting people to join us at Above Audio, where a fair few of RPS and EG will be staring at walls, confused by the noise.
So, for £12 for a day, or £20 for both (pick Saturday! come ready for 11am!), it seems a pretty decent deal. See you there!