At GDC 2010

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GDC has come once again. I’ll be in San Francisco and would be happy to meet up with anyone. Just drop me an email at danc [at] lostgarden.com.

This year I’ll be giving two talks, both during the prime napping hours of day.

The Convergence of Flash Games and Social Games
Wednesday (March 10, 2010) 1:45pm — 2:45pm

IGDA: Working to Death – Game Developers and the Future of Work-Life Balance
Thursday (March 11, 2010) 1:30pm — 2:30pm
With Erin Hoffman (IGDA Board Member, Quality of Life SIG cofounder, Moderator), Hank Howie (President, Blue Fang Games)

take care
Danc.


PS: Steambirds is out. That means you can play it. Right now. If you like it, you owe Andy a beer. https://armorgames.com/_static_cache/play/5426/index.html

10 Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Quite fond of Steambirds; like how it turned out!Is there a finale hidden in there somewhere? I was expecting at least some sort of \”A winner is you\”-scene after finishing the last level, but no dice! Didn't even get a credits screen/scroll!

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  2. Well, someone's definitely been playing Wings of War 🙂 Anyone heard of when the XBLA version is coming out of WoW btw?

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  3. A play-by-email facility would be good and may work well. A slow turn-around yes, but still could be fun.

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  4. Yeah, I would love a play-by-email mode. The game is great, but what I REALLY want is to try and predict what move my friend will be making.The AI was the weak point in my opinion, being a little too easy to predict, as well as not having any tricky moves like the 180 or 360 up their sleeves. It never really felt like a fair dog fight, more of a \”how do I exploit this particular type of air craft\”.Regardless, still a fantastic game, your beer is in the mail.

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  5. I've never encountered a turn-based dogfighting game that actually did the concept justice before.I know this isn't something you could do for this title, but: have you thought about 3d?Thanks for a few excellent hours, and doubtless more to follow-redstar

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  6. Excellent game! Might there be an iPhone version in the works? I would pay a dollar to have that on my phone.

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  7. I loved Steambirds too, and would really enjoy a 2-player option with points to buy plane/power combos at the start. Just a thought.So gorgeously made, such great attention to detail. The beer is ready to be delivered if you can tell me how..

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  8. Anonymous says

    Great game guys, love the vintage 2d art. Can we have an adobe air version?. That would certainly make me very happy. Kudos.

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