Posts Tagged ‘Rezzed’

Rezzed: Chris Avellone On Project Eternity & Black Isle

By Alec Meer on June 26th, 2013.

Have a load of that

I’m most distressed that I didn’t get a chance to say hello to Chris ‘Planescape Torment’ Avellone during my limited time at Rezzed. Especially because the only other time I’ve met him when was when I was blind drunk on French wine and couldn’t manage anything more than a witless reference to talking skulls. Still, they do say you should never meet you heroes, so at least I haven’t had to risk discovering he has bad breath or doesn’t like eye contact or fiddles with his nipples during conversation. Instead, I can live vicariously and safely through this video of his hour-long natter about Obisidian’s strange history, his work at Black Isle and plans for the upcoming mega-Kickstartered Project Eternity.
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Rezzed: Who Won The Game Jam?

By Alec Meer on June 25th, 2013.

picked a random! I am showing no preference!

Obviously there’s no way the game jam at Rezzed this year could be as good as the game jam at Rezzed last year. Obviously. I mean, I hosted it last year. I just don’t see how the fact that this year’s game jam was better-organised, involved more people, had more time to both create and present the games, came up with an actual judging process and didn’t involve me frantically trying to make an underpowered laptop talk to a projector in the middle of the presentation could possibly mean it was any better.
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Rezzed: Enter The Frendzone

By Craig Pearson on June 25th, 2013.


The only part of me miserable after Rezzed is my thighs. I had to choose between all the games on the show floor and all those talks in the giant room of developer brain thinks. The decision was almost unbearable, so for the first eight hours of the first day I was stood in the corridor between the two, hoping that being equidistant would allow me to experience both. It did not. Then someone pointed out that my screaming was drowning out the talks, and that the developer talks were being streamed and saved online. So I missed this talk by Mode 7 about their life as indie devs. They skip merrily through their past, touching briefly on their sky-based sword fighting game Determinance, before peeking into their break-out hit Frozen Synapse. All that inevitably ends up with at look at upcoming turn-based futuro-sports game, Frozen Endzone. We can all experience it together, right now.
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Rezzed: Ragnar Shows Off Dreamfall Chapters

By Alec Meer on June 25th, 2013.

Is 'neon squalor' an established terms? Cos it should be

If you didn’t make it to Rezzed this weekend just gone, you missed some cracking talks about videogames. You also missed some cracking early footage of upcoming videogames, such as Ragnar Tornquist and Red Thread’s successfully Kickstarterered Longest Journey sequel Dreamfall Chapters. Here’s Ragnar and chums in The Purple Room, fielding questions and showing off cyberpunk future-Prague, the UI and controls and how some of the interactions will work. There’s also a very English robot, which I can only interpret as an aggressive attempt to upstage Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
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The Rock, Paper Shotcast: Rezzed And Confused

By Adam Smith on June 24th, 2013.

Along with all of the lovely exhibitors and visitors at Rezzed, the crowd contained every current member of RPS, although one of our number did have to leave in order to care for his offspring. But still we gathered, a band of six, and spoke of what we had seen. Below you will find the Rezzed Shotcast featuring Adam Smith, Cara Ellison, Craig Pearson, Jim Rossignol, John Walker and Nathan Grayson, with discussion of Hotline Miami 2, Sir, You Are Being Hunted, Rome: Total War 2, Gone Home, Revenge of the Sunfish, gaming’s best doors, the first digital willy and much, much more.

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Obsidian, Bohemia, Tornquist, Splash Damage On Story

By Alec Meer on June 23rd, 2013.

Just wrapped up at the second day of Rezzed 2013 is the second Walker-hosted dev panel, this time focusing on whether storytelling in them there electronic videogames is getting any better. You can watch the hour long talk, featuring Obsidian’s Chris Avellone, Bohemia’s Dean Hall, Red Thread’s Ragnar Tornquist, Spash Damage’s Ed Stern and The Indie Stone’s Will Porter below. It’s just like being there, except you don’t have to sit next to any thin young men frantically scribbling things in notepads.
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John Talks To Avellone, Tornquist, Introversion & More Live

By Alec Meer on June 22nd, 2013.

Hullo! I write this from a chair in an oddly purple room at Rezzed, where on the stage in front of me Mr John Walker is talking to an array of gaming luminaries from Obsidian, Red Thread, Mode 7 and Introversion about the strange business of PC games, the sinisters ways of publishers and more. Watch it live, or after the event if you’re a slacker, below.
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Rezzed: Chris Avellone & Ragnar Tørnquist In Session

By John Walker on June 15th, 2013.

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to visit this year’s Rezzed (in only a week’s time!), I’m really thrilled about two developer sessions I’ll be hosting. And even more thrilled about who will be on those panels. With game-creating gurus Chris Avellone and Ragnar Tørnquist appearing on both, you’d be a fruitcake not to come along.

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Get Your Endzone To Rezzed Or It’ll Be War For An Eternity

By Alec Meer on April 16th, 2013.

Introversion, last year. For all I know he's dyed his hair pink for this year, so don't consider this too representative

Hidden in the title of this post are the names of three games making appearances at this year’s Rezzed. Can you solve my riddle? That’s right, the 2013 PC and indie games show will feature exclusive first looks at the much-anticipated Your, Or and For An. Less excitingly, there’ll also be sessions from the likes of Total War: Rome 2, Obsidian’s Project Eternity and Mode 7′s Frozen Endzone.
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Wanna Show Your Game At Rezzed? Perhaps You Can!

By Alec Meer on April 9th, 2013.

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he not-very-long road to the second Rezzed, the PC and indie games show we co-string-pull with the fine men, women and Bramwells of Eurogamer, continues apace. As well as buying tickets to attend the shindig – in Birmingham, UK on 22nd/23rd June this year, you can now submit your game for consideration in the Leftfield Collection. If you’ve made one, that is. And you are an independent developer. And it doesn’t include any content which will get you arrested.
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Eurogamer & Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Rezzed Is Back!

By RPS on March 18th, 2013.

After furiously hammering on F9, we’re excited to report that what is obviously the world’s greatest PC-dedicated gaming event, Rezzed, is back for 2013. And it’s bigger and better than last year. Or at least our tummies are. This June, specifically the 22nd and 23rd most days of it, the NEC in Birmingham will house the best of this year’s PC gaming, hands on with unreleased games, developer sessions, and actual RPS writers in the huggable flesh. Oh, and only Chris Avellone and Ragnar Tørnquist already announced as being there.

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