Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MIGS + Kill Screen


I realize all I've been writing about for months here is MIGS, but it's hard to not mention an excellent recap of the event over at Kill Screen. It includes a few quips from yours truly and a bunch of other folks. Great perspective from Lana, who was a very interesting person to meet and talk with general. Kill Screen sure does know how to pick 'em.

I'd like to get back to writing more regularly here, but I'm currently swamped with work, judging for the IGF and a dozen other things. Soon ... I hope.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MIGS Slides and Talk Text


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.