Posts Tagged ‘Feral Vector’

More Than A Bit Of Alright – Wot I Thought of Feral Vector

By Philippa Warr on July 14th, 2014.

The logo does look a bit like underpants, yes.

Having just stepped into a church crypt I was confronted with the prospect of a talk on art and videogames. This could so easily be the opening sentence for a horror novel aimed at games journos or internet commenters. Luckily it was actually part of Feral Vector.

Feral Vector – previously A Bit Of Alright, previously World of Love – is an indie games conference curated by David Hayward (he of the Leftfield collection at Eurogamer events). The event I was attending had a room dedicated to games people could actually play, another whose chair infestation and projector lent it to talks and a third which was a tearoom and Puzzle Script classroom. Sidenote: the tearoom windows don’t seem to open so I spent twenty minutes having some kind of Lapsang sauna.

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David Hayward On Why Games Are More Than An Industry

By Graham Smith on July 4th, 2014.

Feral Vector, the successor to game events Bit Of Alright and World of Love, is happening right now in London. We’ll have a report from the event next week, but there’s no reason you can’t pretend you’re there now by watching organiser David Hayward’s pre-recorded talk. Titled Games Are So Much More Than An Industry, it’s a fifteen minute monologue about why working in games can be embarrassing, what Games Workshop executives might talk about in private, and what both major and independent developers commonly forget.

It’s funny and carries an implicit message about how nice it is to go walking in the countryside. Find it embedded below.

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Indie Fest Bit of Alright Now Feral Vector, On July 4th

By Ben Barrett on June 5th, 2014.

Roll up southerners, there’s ever more games conference fun to be had in sunny London this summer. Feral Vector is a renamed Bit of Alright, an indie games event that’s taken place for the last few years. Brendy drew us up a report on it back in 2012, while the 2013 version featured RPS all-star Cara Ellison giving a talk on Twine. This year already promises RPS-news-queen Alice’s thoughts on readme.txt files and Twitter celeb Christos “failnaut” Reid’s take on personal games, plusĀ many more.

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