Well, the 7th, and final, Australian Game Developers Conference is over. T’was very interesting. Lots of great interesting sessions. The programming ones were perhaps not as technical as I would have liked but the other more game design and production related ones were great. I would have loved to have been able to go to all the talks but if there was only one stream the conference would last for a week or more.
I met some great people, and got some prizes and swag so I’m pretty happy. I’m pretty jazzed about attending the AIE here in Melbourne next year.
Even ran into a Hamiltonian who did the AIE course this year.
The AGDC related expo had some reasonable entries from schools around Australia and NZ in the indie game development compo.
I was particularly impressed with the technology behind the entry from the Media Design School in Auckland. I didn’t even know NZ had a school like that. Though I ended up voting for the AIE Melbourne entry as I think it had a better mix of OK technology and fun simple gameplay. Gameplay always trumps tech I’m affraid.