GDC: Day 1

Posted: March 31, 2009 in Life, School/Work

Ok so I know these are a little late but the week was crazy busy. I wrote most of these while on the plane back from GDC.

Monday was the first day of the GDC, starting with the summits and tutorials. Generally Monday and Tuesday have fewer people because the summits and tutorials are all that is going on. So these days are a little easier on us CAs. I worked and attended the Casual Games Summit throughout the day, where the talk was mainly on standing out in the crowd and trying new things. It was really great with some really interesting design sessions, and some awesome postmortems. The last session was a fantastic recap of 2008 in casual games pointing out the key features of what made them great games.

Monday night was spent hanging out with the CAs playing Rock Band and witch hunt. I always like to spend some nights with the CAs because they are such amazingly fun people to be around.

  1. JW says:

    Hey Grant,

    It’s taken me a while to get around to reading these posts, but I’m very glad you shared your GDC experiences! Which postmortems did you see at the CGS, and what were the key features of making great casual games? That could probably be a blog post of its own 🙂

    Best Regards,

  2. gshonk says:

    Hey JW,

    Your Right, I may write a quick recap post of the postmortems and neat tips. Look for it soon 🙂


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