Posts Tagged ‘world of love’

World of Love: The RPS Panel (& Podcast)

By Alec Meer on February 7th, 2011.

It looks so civilized! It wasn't.

At the recent A Winter World of Love indie developer conference in London, RPS was kindly invited by event organisers Mudlark to host a panel. We thought long and hard about the many fascinating and complex issues surrounding and facing independent games, and before too long it was entirely clear what our panel should focus on.

Winkies, of course.
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The RPS Bargain Bucket: World of Hangover

By Lewie Procter on January 29th, 2011.


Gosh thinking about numbers is hard. Can’t I just crawl back into bed instead? I suppose I shouldn’t shirk my fiscally focused responsibilities just because of a hangover, those cheap games aren’t going to compile themselves into a handy list are they? I guess at least the bucket has two uses this weekend. SavyGamer.co.uk still exists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Help Pirates, Says Preloaded’s Phil Stuart

By John Walker on January 28th, 2011.

Phil Stuart, creative director at Preloaded speaking at A Winter World Of Love, explained to the audience that the secrets to indie success include, “Work with pirates.”

Pointing out that reaching a large audience is essential for free web games, he explained that if developers want people to play their games, they need to make it easy for the pirates to steal. He recommends making sure your game is a single .swf, and make sure it will work on unofficial sites. Preloaded’s historical browser wargame, 1066, was released in association with UK broadcaster Channel 4 last year. You play it here, and read our own Tim Stone enthusing about it (as well as fox beards and puny potlickers) just here.

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Indies, Dr Gillen Will See You Now

By Jim Rossignol on January 25th, 2011.


Or more accurately: you will see him. But you can understand why I went for that headline, right? World Of Love is happening for the second time on Friday, and we’re going to be there. We were at the last one, too. In fact, former RPS editor Kieron Gillen even talked about how indies should use and abuse the games press while he was there, and there’s a wobblecam video of the event for you to see. It also features my face six feet high.
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World Of Love 2: 28th January (Next Week!)

By Jim Rossignol on January 21st, 2011.


What are you doing next Friday? If you are a UK-based person with interests in the development of indie games then you should almost certainly be attending the second World Of Love event, which is taking place at Conway Hall in London. Speakers include Honeyslug’s Ricky Haggett, Alice Taylor (formerly commission editor for Channel 4’s gaming projects), Nicholas “Games Brief” Lovell, Sophie Houlden, Robert Fearon, and Charlie Knight. And more! We’ll be there too, making faces and trying to remember the secret RPS handshake. Come along! Tickets are on sale now.

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WoL Footage: Harris, Steenberg, Betts

By Jim Rossignol on January 11th, 2011.


So we already posted the Subversion wobblecam footage from last year’s big indie event, World Of Love, but now there’s much more from a bunch of other speakers. Almost certainly the most interesting of these is the talk by Cliff Harris, who speaks in plain terms about the practicalities of making a living from producing indie games. If you don’t have a cash-button formula like Minecraft then there’s still a lot of hard work to be done, and Cliffski lays that out with illegible Powerpoint slides and straight-talking. Really, this one is worth a watch.

There’s also some of Eskil Steenberg’s wizardry, and some thoughts about how to avoid retro visuals and look good in the 21st century from Tom “Nullpointer” Betts. Go take a look. Also, don’t forget the second World Of Love is up this month. More on that soon!
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See Subversion At World Of Love

By Jim Rossignol on November 30th, 2010.


What a strange headline that is. What it means is this: Introversion’s forthcoming procedurally-generated espionage game, Subversion, was shown at London-based Indie convention World Of Love earlier this year. It was filmed, via the magic of wobblecam, and uploaded for the internet. That means you can watch Chris Delay play through one of the levels, and see polygonal Kieron Gillen and Eskil Steenberg rob a bank, using their charm and their tech. As in games, so in life…

Go, watch!
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The World Of Love Report

By Jim Rossignol on June 28th, 2010.


Last Friday we attended World Of Love. It was the first of what will hopefully be many UK-based independent games development conferences organised by the folks at Pixel-Lab, and specifically Mr David Hayward, who pretty much did everything in terms of Making It Happen. What he didn’t do was host the event – that was handled by the indie-supporting media cabal at Channel 4, so that was nice of them. I took notes and stuff, and I’ve written it up below. My notes were very fast and rough, and my memory is essentially a mad pudding of sleepless derangement, so please forgive any mistakes or omissions to the full plot of the day.

Onward!
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We’re At World Of Love Tomorrow

By Jim Rossignol on June 24th, 2010.


Kieron’s even planning to stand up to say stuff about things. He’s funny like that. The full spread of indie speaker types is pretty nifty, fortunately, as you can see here. That final line up includes Cliffski, Introversion and one Mr Eskil Steenberg, who I happened to have lunch with yesterday. That Love expansion is looking pretty amazing… but more of that another time. Those of you who aren’t going, do you have any questions for that ragged band of indie heroes?

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World Of Love KieronHelposity

By Kieron Gillen on June 23rd, 2010.

British Indie Games Conference World of Love is this Friday. What does that mean? Well, mainly, indie developers are preparing to listen to wise minds. Plus me. I’m kind of reprising/updating my 2005 Freeplay Keynote “How To Use And Abuse The Gaming Press And How The Gaming Press Wants To Use And Abuse You” – which basically explained to devs how to get coverage. Since everyone will have probably read that, I’m not just going to do it – I want to very much do a 2010 take on it, of what’s changed since then. Anyway – part of the things I’m considering is actually doing a WORK SHOP section where I take a few indie games and say what I’d be doing with them to get them more coverage. What games though? Well, to make it more fun, I thought I’d throw it to the floor and see what games you’d like to see me cover. New and obscure is best, but hit me with whatever. And to stress, I’m not entirely sure I’m going to be taking this route yet. But I may be. And since the video will be stuck online, you’ll all see what I do eventually anyway. Hurrah!

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World Of Love: Now Even Worldier.

By Kieron Gillen on May 27th, 2010.

Sexy conference images!

We’ve mentioned Pixel-lab’s Channel-4-helped forthcoming indie-games conference before. Now we’re mentioning it again. Right here. Because World Of Love has just announced a whole load of new speaker-folk, including Sophie Houlden, the Introversion folk, Amy Casson, Stephen Lavelle, Tom “nullpointer” Betts, Gobion Rowlands and – er – Me. You can get tickets here for sixty-five quid except – er – it’s sold out. So making this post pretty rubbish. Pah! Well, they do say they may open some more tickets in the next month. Who’s going?

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Calling UK Indies: World Of Love

By Jim Rossignol on April 21st, 2010.


Pixel-Lab – with a little help from Channel 4 – are putting together a brand new conference that seems pretty significant to independent games development in the UK. They’re calling it World of Love. I asked David Hayward from Pixel-Lab to explain the concept and he’s provided us with the evolving story behind the project, which you can read below. In brief: UK Indies deserve their own conference, and this is it. Confirmed speakers include Terry Cavanagh, Simon Oliver, Robert Fearon, and Sean Murray. Tickets are £65, and I think they’ll go pretty quickly.
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