I'm back from MIGS! It was actually a really fantastic trip. Montréal is an awesome city and MIGS is a great conference. Small, but small in a good way. Got to hang with some awesome folks, hear some awesome talks and eat some awesome poutine. The insane photo above is me playing some weird exercise biking through bloody veins game at The Prince of Arcade, which was put on by the Mount Royal Game Society.
I also gave my talk about 2D platformers, indie darlings and meaningful games. I thought it went well, although I think I burned through it at a pace even more horrifying than when I rehearsed. I believe the audio for the talk will be available soon (heh, if you don't mind your ears catching on fire at the rate of my delivery) but in the mean time, I thought I'd post my slides and the text I used to prepare the talk. I cannot guarantee that the text is the same as the words that came out of my mouth on the day of (in fact I promise it's not), but it's close enough to be well representative. Heh, it's actually probably more thoughtful and composed that whatever I burned through that day.
You can download a zip of both here: http://bit.ly/nelsmigs
There's a Word .doc and a .ppt. There are bolded words in the .doc and those are the "advance the presentation" markers. If you had any thoughts, feedback, whatever, I'd be delighted to hear it!
Thanks to everyone that came and to the organizers for setting up a wicked conference. Hopefully I'll be able to enjoy some more Montréal in the future.