Archive for month: March, 2009

GDC 09: Keita Takahashi

31 March, 2009 (09:48) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

I went to see Keita’s talk and had two surprises. First, his hair has grown a lot since we last met in Paris – he now has them very long – which was a painful reminder of how fast time passes.

But what surprised me most was the deep melancholy in his speech. It was by [...]

GDC 09: Applied RMT Design

26 March, 2009 (12:19) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

In this GDC 2009 session, Erik Bethke of GoPets fame and Andrew Schneider of Live Gamer – a company that provides a Real Money Trading platform to MMOs – walked us through sound Real Money Trading design for online games.

GDC 09: Meaningful Social Reality Games

24 March, 2009 (23:28) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

My first session this year was by Austin Hill, founder and CEO of Akoha a game that has captivated my interest since I first heard of it last September because its high concept has a lot in common with a project I have been sporadically working on for the past two years.
Austin started his presentation [...]