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Develop 2009: Video Games as the Eighth Art

I was very interested in going to Dennis Dyack's talk on games as the eight art, it seemed like a bit of a silly talk in some respects, he was explaining how he feels the telling of stories is going to become much more noticeably dominant than gameplay,… more »

Develop 2009: Masaya Matsuura and Jenova Chen - Designer Mash Up

The first scheduled event of Thursday morning that I decided to go see was the Designer mash up with Jenova Chen and Masaya Matsuura. It started off with Masaya playing Flower, where he explained to us how he doesn't play a huge amount of games because h… more »

Develop 2009: The Art of LittleBigPlanet - A Big Medley

The Art keynote of the conference was one given by Mark Healey and Kareem Ettouney of Media Molecule, focusing mainly on what decisions were made when creating Little Big Planet. If anything the main focus of the presentation was showing us the process t… more »

Develop 2009: The Edge Panel: Architecture and Games

The third talk of the day that I attended was a panel on games as architecture, which was extremely interesting mainly just from hearing Viktor Antonov's explanations of what input he had on Half-Life 2. It was also made up of Alex Wiltshire of Edge, Rob… more »

Develop 2009: When a Creative Director Attacks!

The second talk of the day that I had a chance to witness was Paul Barnett's talk on his time as a creative director for EA, entitled 'When a Creative Director Attacks! or What I Learned this Year with EA!'. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from the… more »

Develop 2009: flOw and Flower: Games and Art

Jenova Chen co-founder of thatgamecompany, best known for Flow and Flower attended Develop and had one of the first talks of the Wednesday. I did actually miss the first five or so minutes of his talk, but from what I walked in on I was entranced straigh… more »

Official Women in Games Student Blogger

  Recently on the Women in Games (WiG) blog, Emma Westecott wrote up a post about needing a student blogger for two events, I'd say I jumped at the chance of it, although I had forgotten until last minute before the deadline to actually send my em… more »

Goodbye Newport, Hello Aldershot

So it?s finally come to the end of my three years at University and I happily have come out with a nice first like I posted about before. Now my life begins, I?ve moved to Aldershot, Hampshire, as opposed to going back to Chelmsford, Essex, as I felt I w… more »

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