Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Independent Games Festival

We just heard word that The Dream Machine is a 2011 IGF Main Competition Finalists! So it looks like we'll be going to San Francisco in the end of February! If you plan on going to GDC, don't hesitate in stopping by our little demo station!

This was the second time we entered the game into the competition. Last year we didn't get nominated for anything, but the judges provided solid constructive feedback, which really helped us hone in on the games week spots. A year later we submitted a much more polished, much better game and this with much better results.

We've been quietly chipping away at this game for two years now. A crazy undertaking, some might say, but reading the kind words of players, and getting this kind of news, strengthens our belief that it's all been worth it.

Speaking for myself, this has been the hardest, most challenging thing I've ever undertaken – but also the most gratifying. A big sloppy Thank You hug to everyone who's egged us on along the way!

Cheers,

 - a

6 comments:

  1. Congrats guys!
    The other finalists are really good, but The Dream Machine has potential! ;)

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  2. I just found out about "The Dream Machine" last night, and ended up going to bed at 5am because I just couldn't put it down (I can't wait for the 3rd episode to be released! Damn you, cliffhangers!).

    So, congratulations! Your game is beautiful and deserves all the buzz it can get. :D

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  3. Congratulations! On a side note, I'm sure there are plenty of us who'd appreciate a blog post in which you could write about the process of building your set pieces in more detail. Your game has got me interested in working with clay and I'd love to read your thoughts on this subject. It would be great if you could include some photos and maybe even a list of tools your use and how you prefer to use them. In any case, congratulations, and keep up the excellent work!

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  4. Bless you all!

    Anonymous: Good idea...It´s been a while since we last wrote about the building process. I´ll soon write something covering our latest building techniques...(I type very slowly compared to Anders just so you know;)

    -erik

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  5. I'll be looking forward to it! I could spend hours just looking at all the details on your objects, I'm fascinated by what you achieved. The colors are impressive as well, (though I realize some of it must have been added in photoshop) especially on things like the gramophone or the little green desk lamp...

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