Monday, April 1, 2013

GDC '13 Slides & Text

I have returned from GDC (and PAX East proceeding it)! Simply, it was an amazing time. I am also physically ruined and confused as to what day/age it is. But hey, at least the weather here in Vancouver is gorgeous.

As promised, here are the slides and text for the talk I delivered on Friday at 10 AM. 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 possibly more thoughtful and composed in parts that whatever I burned through that day.

Here it be.

There's a Word .doc, a .ppt and a .odp (OpenOffice's PowerPoint-but-not format). I actually created everything in OpenOffice, because I sure as hell can't afford the Office suite at home and when saving to .ppt from OpenOffice, the videos disappear. So, uh, sorry about that and if anyone knows how to fix that, let me know.

I recommend you fire up the .doc and the .ppt/.odp side by side. Every time you read a bold word in the .doc, advance the .ppt/.odp. If you have any thoughts/questions/feedback/whatever, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks to everyone who came to the talk on Friday despite almost certainly great revelry the night before. It was fantastic seeing everyone at GDC and can't wait to do so again, hopefully sooner than next March.


Blogger Brett Douville said...

Seriously man, great talk, so specific and useful. Already has me thinking about design things, like all the best talks do.

April 2, 2013 at 3:08 AM  
Blogger Nels Anderson said...

Thanks Brett, that means a lot! Hopefully the rapidity at which it was delivered didn't diminish its intelligibility any ;) But so much to say, so little time. I could have gone on for like another hour!

April 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Brett Douville said...

I will happily buy you an hour's worth of beers sometime just to get that in. Actually, make it two hours, I bet once we got going it would be amazing.

April 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Nels Anderson said...

Amazing in a whole variety of ways, both glorious and profane, I think.

April 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Michael Abbott said...

Hey Nels, I'm writing a piece about your talk based on my notes...which it turns out are far less coherent than the actual text of your talk. Go figure! :-)

April 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Michael Abbott said...

Oh, and by the way, take a look at LibreOffice if you haven't already. It's a fork from OpenOffice, and it performs much better and gets more frequent updates. Most of the Linux distros have gone to LibreOffice as their default Office Suite, and I use it whenever Google Docs comes up short on features. Works a charm.

April 18, 2013 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Nels Anderson said...

Oh whoa, really? Well I hope there's something of use in there. I'd actually be way curious about your thoughts on genre/style vis-a-vis film/theatre.

Also, I hadn't heard of LibreOffice, but that awesome. Performs much better is something I like to hear indeed! Thanks =)

April 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM  

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