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Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:18 am

Introversion Software will be in Edinburgh on the 11th and 12th August for the Interactive Entertainment Festival. We are delighted to announce that Darwinia has been nominated for the Edge Award and we will be there in person to look pleased for the cameras when we don't win. Our game is up against such classics as Rome:Total War and Half Life 2, so the odds are slim, but we're going to enjoy ourselves and hopefully shake hands with as many EA executives and Industry Veterans as possible.

Unfortunately the award ceremony is for industry types only, but we will be doing a presentation in the Game Screenings event which IS open to the ticket-buying public. Andy and Mark will be standing up in front of the crowds to talk about Introversion Software and to show the game Darwinia and some of the design decisions that went into its creation. We've been receiving a number of offers to do standup talks and presentations about our company ever since the Imperial College games event in May, so maybe this is something we will be doing more of in the future.

It came to my attention yesterday that our old community section doesn't really do a very good job of representing the community that is slowly forming, and that it was time for an overhall. I've created a new community page that includes screenshots and information about the top fansites that exist for Darwinia. In future I will try to keep it a little more up to date.

Darwinia was recently reviewed by GameTunnel, scoring 9 out of 10. Click here to read the review.

We're currently working on a new mini-project (Darwinia related), and we're hoping to announce it during July. We will need your help to beta test this new mini-project, and we'll be taking applications for beta testing positions soon. We've decided we will need to rebuild the beta testers list, as most people on it are no longer responding when we place things up for testing (eg the 1.2 patch, which was tested by just 30 people out of around 600). We will accept beta applications from anyone - regardless if you've beta tested for us or not. Hopefully we will start the process mid July. Please have patience and don't send us applications just yet.
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Re: Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival

Postby The GoldFish » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:25 am

Chris wrote:but we're going to enjoy ourselves and hopefully shake hands with as many EA executives

May I recommend one of those electric shock hand buzzer things?
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Postby Sobek » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:43 am

Imagine the looks they'd get if they did that... talk about a Kodak moment...

I would have tested the patch... if I had the money to buy the game in the first place. Not that it's expensive, it's just hard financial times(For a long time) and I wasn't going to pirate the game to test the patch, I'd be too tempted to keep it and that's a road I'm just not going to go down.

*Wondering if the new project will be an expansion...*
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Re: Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival

Postby Janus » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:46 am

The GoldFish wrote:
Chris wrote:but we're going to enjoy ourselves and hopefully shake hands with as many EA executives

May I recommend one of those electric shock hand buzzer things?
Make sure to bring hand sanitizer.
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Re: Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival

Postby Iris » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:42 am

Janus wrote:
The GoldFish wrote:
Chris wrote:but we're going to enjoy ourselves and hopefully shake hands with as many EA executives

May I recommend one of those electric shock hand buzzer things?
Make sure to bring hand sanitizer.

Latex gloves would be nice.
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Postby trickfred » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:32 pm

Good luck with the Edge Award; remember to thank the little people in your acceptance speech.

And thanks for listing my site. :)

/me pulls up a virtual lawn chair to wait for the next round of beta tests
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Postby xander » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:17 pm

trickfred wrote:...
/me pulls up a virtual lawn chair to wait for the next round of beta tests


/me pulls out a rocking chair, grabs a beer, lays a shotgun across his lap, and waits for the damn kids to play on his lawn.

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Postby elDiablo » Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:43 pm

\o/

I wonder if I can go... And if I can pay for the tickets.... Hmmmm

Edit: Bugger. I fly to America on the friday =( Poop =(
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Postby D Dude » Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:29 pm

oooh cool more things to test.

Good luck with the award guys.
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Postby prophile » Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:49 pm

I'd wish you good luck but it's not like you need it ;)
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Postby Josh mc » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:45 pm

I'd love to beta test anything new you have in the pipeline, so please don't take me off the list because I don't post much anymore. I would have posted about the 1.2 beta, but luckly I found no problems!
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Postby edd8990 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:52 pm

I'd go, but I cant afford it.

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Postby Rkiver » Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:12 pm

Ditto, I tested and found no problems at all. If there was problems I would have complained loudly.
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Postby martin » Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:37 pm

Sobek wrote:*Wondering if the new project will be an expansion...*


Hmm, multiplayer?
so when do you want beta applications?
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Postby trickfred » Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:40 pm

martin wrote:
Sobek wrote:*Wondering if the new project will be an expansion...*


Hmm, multiplayer?
so when do you want beta applications?


Chris wrote:Hopefully we will start the process mid July. Please have patience and don't send us applications just yet.


Ahem. RTFA. :)

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