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Aliens vs Presenter: Natural Selection 2 At Rezzed

By Alec Meer on July 30th, 2012.

Are these the biggest teeth in videogames ever? Some naff, desperate site should probably write a top 10

Rezzed was twelve hundred million years ago, but there are still a few dev sessions left to share with those who couldn’t make it down to lovely Brighton on the day. Here’s Unknown Worlds chatting about and demonstrating their aeons-in-gestation FPS/RTS mash-up Natural Selection 2, including a whole lot of giant mouth-based action.
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Rezzed: Our, And Your, Game Of The Show

By Alec Meer on July 18th, 2012.

I'm totally going to request a pets section at the next Rezzed

Rezzed the other week was lovely, wasn’t it? I know you think so, because I’ve seen the audience exit polls and almost everyone was happy. And the tiny few who weren’t are habitual miseries who will soon slump into an endless coma of gloom anyway, so let’s not worry about them.

Who cares about people, though? Let’s talk games. RPS has a Game Of The Show, and so does Rezzed’s audience. They are not one and the same, but you can find out what both were below.
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Introversion’s Rezzed Session: Explanations, Demos

By Jim Rossignol on July 12th, 2012.


Introversion used their developer session at Rezzed to explain why they had canned Subversion, and how the technology and ideas from that had become Prison Architect, which was playable at the show. It’s certainly worth a look, and you can watch the session – which includes some footage of Subversion – below. Relatedly, you can also read my take Prison Architect here and here.
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Rezzed’s One-Hour Gamejam – Play The Results

By Alec Meer on July 11th, 2012.

The penultimate event of Rezzed saw me trying to organise a collection of people far more talented than I into making videogames within an hour. Less than an hour, in fact, as I hadn’t factored in getting to the stage and plugging everything in. Locked in a junk-filled sideroom, members of the Creative Assembly, Mode7, Littleloud, The Indie Stone, Strongman Games, Thomas Was Alone and more speed-coded frantically, then without pause were dragged on stage by me and interviewed about what they’d done. They did very, very well, and you can play most of resultant games below.

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The Misadventures And Mirth Of Project Zomboid

By Adam Smith on July 10th, 2012.

The Project Zomboid session at Rezzed was right at the beginning of the first day and yet it still managed to be extremely busy. Despite the (approximately) seven million people in attendance, if there’s even the slightest chance that one person reading this didn’t see the people of The Indie Stone talking about ‘How (not) to make a game’, I suggest you do so now. With Will Porter guiding the journey from the safety of a podium, the team talk about the origins of the game, copying Notch, living on beans and bread, and a series of extremely unfortunate events. There’s plenty of humour but also memories of robbery, death and the internet being a bastard. Then, for good measure, a trailer for the next version of the game.

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3/5ths Of RPS, Quasi-Live On Stage

By Alec Meer on July 10th, 2012.

Nathan had a good excuse what with being American, but why Jim wasn't involved is AN ETERNAL MYSTERY

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.
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DayZ You’ll Remember All Your Life

By Alec Meer on July 10th, 2012.

The most well-attended session at Rezzed was Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall chatting about the game/mod of the moment, DayZ. Zeitgeisty!

Relaxed and charming, he goes into the making of the open-world zombie survival mod for Arma II before fielding a ton of audience questions on everything from the nature of fun to ‘Day Z hipsters’ and in-game kidnappings. It’s a shame you missed it. If you’re very well-behaved I might let you watch a recording of it below, though.
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What’s In The Box, Peter?

By Alec Meer on July 10th, 2012.

I bet there's a dead dog inside the cube

If you couldn’t make it over to the Rezzed game show we co-hosted last weekend – perhaps you live in another country, couldn’t afford it or sensibly realised that it would be unfair to expose that many other human beings to the dangerous, dazzling beauty of your face – have no fear. Well, have some fear, as the Western world is on the brink of ruin and all that, but specifically have no fear that there’s no way for you to see the speakers and sessions at the show. The chaps at Eurogamer were able to use some manner of magic electronic gun that can capture and store both sound and vision, and quite likely also the souls of whatever it’s pointed at. So here’s Peter Molyneux talking about his post-Lionhead plans with new studio 22 Cans, his thoughts on the excellent Molydeux spoof Twitter account and the “life-changing” contents of the mysterious cube in Curiosity.

Caution: includes wild, impossible claims and promises. But he wouldn’t be P-Mol if it didn’t.
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It’s Rezzed Tomorrow! And It’s Going To Be Rather Good

By John Walker on July 5th, 2012.

Be there, or we'll cry.

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.

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Alt.Rezzed: Indie, Boardgames, Jam

By Alec Meer on July 3rd, 2012.

I don't actually like Brighton pier myself, but apparently it is THE LAW that all visitors here must go see it

OK, we have been somewhat keen-o in telling you what’s going on at the Rezzed PC gaming show in Brighton this weekend, but as something of a moveable feast the announcements have usually been as fresh to us as they are to the people we bellow them at. There’s not much left to announce now, but there are a few important, hitherto undisclosed treats which bear your attention. Specifically, the Leftfield Collection of smart, inventive, atmospheric indie games, the boardgames area and a hyper-speed live gamejam.
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Rezzed: 5th RPS Indie Mud Wrestling Championships

By John Walker on July 2nd, 2012.

This is the real reason to be there.

Oh good gracious, Rezzed is this week. Friday and Saturday, in fact. And if the line-up wasn’t already flipping impressive enough for you (playable Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Prison Architect, Natural Selection 2, Xenonauts, Skulls Of The Shogun, and tons more, along with speakers like Peter Molyneux, Randy Pitchfork, and RPS’s very own game jam), it just got one hundred and seventy three thousand times better. Yes, we’ve waited until almost the last moment to organise announce the greatest event of them all: The 5th Annual International Rock, Paper, Shotgun Indie Mud Wrestling Championships.

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