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What’s happening, when and where…

This month I have mostly been….

Travelling. As I post this I am sitting in Vancouver airport at the end of a record breaking month for me – When I get back to London tomorrow I will have travelled a total of 23,000 miles by plane and train. In there somewhere was a trip to The Digital City (Tesside University) to […]

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Polygons goes to Brighton

The Next Never Mind The Polygons is going to be in Brighton on the last day of the Develop Conference, Thursday 26th of July, 18:00 – 20:00. Sadly Iain Simmons can’t make it so we have a stand in captain for the evening. The panel this time will be: Toby Barnes (Pixel-Lab) as the host […]

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Never mind the polygons #6

Tuesday 15th May – Pixel Labs will be hosting the latest evening of beer and game dev discussion at Friargate Studios in Derby. Iain Simmons and I will be joined in the hot seats by Nick Burton (Rare), and Alan O’Dea (Business Development Manager, Monumental Games) for a light hearted industry quiz/rant followed by general […]

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Warm up North

I attended the inaugural Northern Exposure gaming conference yesterday, which took place at York Racecourse. The event was organised by North-based games networks GameHorizon and Game Republic and was focused on the future of games publishing and the impact of digital distribution. There were a number of interesting and lively talks given by a variety […]

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GDC 2007 tip for the British attendees

1. Take an empty suitcase/virtually no clothes. 2. On arrival head straight for the Mall (that seems to be the name they use for a shopping centre) 3. Buy all the clothes you need happy in the knowledge that they are half the price they would be back home 4. If you happen to be […]

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Polygons update

Never Mind the Polygons #5 took place in Derby on Tuesday the 20th of February at 6.30p.m. With audience members from most of the region’s developers (plus some from Yorkshire) the latest event was animated, insightful and surprisingly intelligent. Topics under the microscope included User Generated Content, representing women in games, controversy for the sake […]

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Never Mind the Polygons…

Bi-monthly networking event Never Mind the Polygons #5 will take place in Derby on Tuesday the 20th of February at 6.30p.m. The event will be a topical discussion/panel quiz with Iain Simons (Writer and Creative Director, GameCity Festival) and myself as team captains. This month we are joined by Rob Yescombe (Screenwriter, Free Radical Design) […]

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Do you speak sixaxis?

London’s Science Museum is currently (21 October 2006 – 25 February 2007) hosting the Game On exhibition which explores the history, technology and culture of computer games all the way from the PDP-1 of the 1960s to the latest consoles. The exhibition covers a wide range of video game related topics including Early Arcade Games, […]

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Publishers at GDC…. book early to avoid disappointment

Following the ESA’s decision to revamp E3 (which will probably result in some uncertainty about the new format), I think it is safe to assume that GDC will be the main developer networking/business event of ’07. Where previously there were two main events at which to meet publishers, this year only one will be meaningful […]

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