Last night I got back from a trip to Game Forum Germany (GFG) in Hannover, Germany. GFG is a small game developer conference that got started in 2007 and that I’ve been somewhat involved in in various ways ever since. In 2008 I was responsible for finding the speakers and designing the program, and this [...]
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It is very rare that I say yes when someone asks me to publish a press release, but in this case I had to do it, because the people behind it are cool, it’s from Austria and it sounds great. So voilá! //////// /////// SOVIET UNTERZOEGERSDORF ////// ///// SECTOR II //// /// The Adventure Game [...]
After Rockstar Vienna was closed down, the founders started a new company called Games That Matter. In August last year they were acquired by Koch Media and they are now known as Deep Silver Vienna. Two of the projects they have been working on have recently been announced: Cursed Mountain, a survival horror game for [...]
10Tacle Studios AG files for bankruptcy (in German). Bye bye to that last bit of money they owe me from a few months ago I guess. I am not the only one they still owe money to. The big question for a lot of people in the German-speaking industry will be: What took them so [...]
And Yet It Moves is an independent game made by four students at the Technical University in Vienna. Um, and yes, it was made over a year ago, don’t know why I didn’t blog about it before… It has a great look: Great use of production restrictions. Gameplay is interesting, but I feel the level [...]
There will be a Monkey Island Revival party in Vienna on February 23rd. It’s being organized by Martin Kremecek, game designer at 10tacle Vienna, with the help of many people from the Viennese game development scene. They’re putting a lot of work into this – everything short of flying over Ron Gilbert. See you there!
This 10tacle press release, which starts off: 10TACLE STUDIOS AG acquired 29 % stake in CLIMAX Group Darmstadt, August 6th, 2007 – 10TACLE STUDIOS AG and the British developer CLIMAX Group Ltd. have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly develop computer and video games in specific genres. With this agreement 10TACLE STUDIOS AG has [...]
Here are my impressions of the talks I saw at Game Focus Germany: Greg Costikyan, “The Independent Developer Shall Rise Again”. I could not have asked for a better keynote. My secret theme for the conference was “Thinking outside of the box of the core games industry”, i.e. outside of multi-million PC / console projects [...]
I am back from Hannover. It was very cool. More later: I need to decompress / recover sleep / deal with my cold.
So now I can say what that milestone I mentioned earlier was: The conference schedule for Game Focus Germany 2008 in Hannover had finally been locked down. GFG is a conference for German developers and publishers, now in its second year. I got the job of finding international speakers through ML Enterprises, so since late [...]