By Alec Meer on July 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.
Rezzed had many highlights, and it’s faintly possible that insane people believe watching me try to construct a little man out of chewing gum and my own spittle was one of them. This was just one of the many strange and possibly dangerous tasks in the live trial by that was the 5th International Indie Mudwrestling Championships, an on-stage panel show hosted with golden-voiced aplomb by Mr John Walker. Adam Smith and I headed up a team respectively, with ample support from indie devs Andrew J Smith of Spilt Milk and Dave Johnston of Smudged Cat. Surprisingly, at no juncture were we booed off stage. We had a live pun thread, Adam and I almost exploded, we listened to the Donkey Kong rap and John kept forgetting that RPS only covers PC games.
Watch our mouths move and words come out of them, sometimes followed by the reassuring sound of laughter, below.
Drinking foul machine coffee in an antechamber behind the conference room just before this might just have been the most nervous moment of my life. Only for that title to be snatched away mere hours later when I found myself presenting the results of a chaotic one-hour mass gamejam to an even bigger crowd…