For a game that no one had much to say about, this ended up being one of our longest Game Club sessions. It turns out that I Am Bread is a lot more fun to watch and play in a group of people than it is to play alone. So rather than spend a lot of time picking apart the many issues we had with the game, we did what most of us didn’t spend much time doing this month – actually playing I Am Bread.
That is not to say that we didn’t spend time discussing our likes and dislikes about the game. Our main issue was that the game’s trailer leads you to believe that its a lighthearted romp with a goofy premise and some fun with physics, when in actuality it’s a very demanding and frustrating exercise in battling a janky camera while playing QWOP in 3D space. … continued
Power of Play was held on the 4th floor of the Bellevue Meydenbauer Convention Center this year. It boasted 2 days of talks from industry experts, a showcase of 59 indie games in their Indie Expo Hall,and 5 finalists for the Seattle Indie Games Competition, which was won this year by Tumblestone! Congratulations to them on a well-deserved victory!
If you missed the event and would like to check out a whopping 52 photos of various games demo’d at the expo hall, you can browse our Facebook group for the full album, or click-through for a quick uncaptioned and abbreviated gallery! … continued
In case you hadn’t heard, SIX 2015 is on like prawn! (please don’t make fun of my rhyming abilities.) Exhibitor applications are now open and will remain open until July 6th. We’ll get back to applicants around that time and announce our finalized lineup (between 20-25 games total) on August 1st! We’ll also have more details regarding our after-party press mixer at that time.
If you’re ready, submit your game!
(For those who need a quick refresher: what a book club is to discussion of literature, the Eastside Game Club is to discussion of game design.)
This month’s game is I Am Bread, the epic story of a slice of bread’s journey to become toast from the makers of Surgeon Simulator. Come discuss and analyze its design and presentation on Wednesday, May 20th!
iFEST 2015 was a fun and exciting day! Congratulations to all our local indie devs and speakers who participated!
If you missed out on the event, check out iFEST’s website for a list of all games that exhibited at the Seattle Armory today, or continue reading for a couple of pictures that may or may not help you live vicariously live through our fond and happy memories! … continued