Posts Tagged ‘Rezzed’

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

65 Comments »

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.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

54 Comments »

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.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

66 Comments »

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.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

79 Comments »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

.

33 Comments »

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.
Read the rest of this entry »

.

6 Comments »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

38 Comments »

The RPS Social Club Convenes Tomorrow

By Adam Smith on June 29th, 2012.

You, sir or madam, the one with the face; do you like to engage in social activity at but a moment’s notice? Perhaps you are pleased by the idea of meeting with readers of this fine periodical in an establishment well-suited to the enjoyment of light conversation and dark beverages? Or maybe you prefer your conversation dark and your beverage light. All can be arranged. Tomorrow, the RPS Social Club meet in London at their habitual haunt, The Blue Posts. All is discussed on the forums. The week after Rezzed occurs for more social interactions, and if those are both a bit too South, I may arrange a gathering in Manchester this summer provided there is demand for such shindiggery.

, .

36 Comments »

Day Z Developers Putting The ‘Z’ In Rezzed

By Adam Smith on June 25th, 2012.

Which way is the pub?

What would a celebration of all things wonderful in PC and indie gaming be without the sensational Day Z mod? Lacking, that’s what it would be. The story of Day Z and its effect on Arma II’s sales is a fascinating one and the experience of playing creates more tension than Alfred Hitchcock juggling chainsaws on a unicycle. Brighton-based Rezzed, powered by Eurogamer and our good selves, shall host Dean “Rocket” Hall and Matt Lightfoot who will run a developer session on Saturday (7th) at 2pm and the game will also be playable on the show floor. Click for tickets and more details.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

82 Comments »

Natural Selection 2 Selected For Rezzed, Naturally

By Alec Meer on June 19th, 2012.

it'll be lighter at the show, hopefully

Another quick Rezzed update for you – joining the increasingly mighty throng of games’n'devs attending the PC games show in Brighton, UK next Month are Unknown Worlds and their long-awaited multiplayer alien-vs-men epic Natural Selection 2. Hugh Jeremy from Unknown Worlds is going to do a stage demo of the Half-Life mod-gone-pro and audience Q&A at 5pm on Friday 6th July.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

8 Comments »

Have A Randy Old Time At Rezzed

By Alec Meer on June 18th, 2012.

Here he is, trying not to think about jetlag

Excellent news, troops. Reinforcing the ranks of impending PC games show Rezzed – orchestrated of course by Eurogamer and this here website – is lord of the Borders Randy Pitchford. The Gearbox head and former magician whose surname isn’t but should be Pitchfork, veteran of Borderlands, Brothers in Arms, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Ukeday Ukemnay Oreverfay, will take to the stage in Brighton on Friday 6th July at 2pm for a live demo of Borderlands 2, followed by a bout of answering your questions. Randy’s company Gearbox will also be presenting Aliens: Colonial Marines at the show, incidentally, so I guess you could also shout “yeah man, but it’s a dry heat!” at him and he won’t be too confused.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

13 Comments »

Rezzed Announces Indie Leftfield Collection

By Adam Smith on June 15th, 2012.

Rezzed already has a lineup of playable treats from major publishers but the show wouldn’t have that particular RPS flavour without a generous helping of indie titles. That’s where the Leftfield Collection comes in. The first games confirmed are devious 2D heist simulator Gunpoint, which contains defenestration and projectile trousers, then there’s devious platform puzzler Gateways, which John adored, and the gorgeous duo Trash TV and QRTH-PHYL, which I’ve admired myself. Add explodey adventure McPixel and multiplayer BaraBariBall and there’s something for everyone, and yet still more to come.

Tickets are £12 for one day, £20 for both. Brighton Centre, Brighton on the 6th and 7th of July. Join us. There’s a trailer for BaraBariBall below since we haven’t featured it before and it looks superb, like Super Smash Bros from a superior reality.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

12 Comments »

Playable Far Cry 3, Shootmania, Ghost Recon At Rezzed

By Jim Rossignol on June 14th, 2012.


Ah, I was perhaps a bit hasty with my Rezzed story from yesterday, because since then Eurogamer have confirmed that we’re also going to have Paul Wedgwood from Splash Damage doing a keynote presentation (12pm, Saturday 7th July) in which he’ll be talking about how his studio’s independence has ensured its survival.

Not only that but Ubisoft are going to be providing playable Far Cry 3, Shootmania, and Ghost Recon for the show. Add that to the other games, and that’s a veritable slab of unreleased games, as well as all the presentations and so on. We’ve not even revealed the indie games stuff yet, which is another full facet of the show. It’s looking pretty good: Tickets are £12 for one day, £20 for both. Brighton Centre, Brighton on the 6th and 7th of July. Come along, do.

.

17 Comments »