Unfortunately I was not able to get down to GDC 2012, but I was following some of the chatter online and spoke to people upon their return. I’ve compiled a few things that I think are noteworthy and one should keep an eye on. If I was at the conference itself I’m sure the list would be quite different.
Problematizing women-focused initiatives in the game industry.
When the Consoles Die by Ben Cousins. About a half hour and worth the watch:
- Gamasutra’s 5 key takeaways from GDC 2012.
- What’s going on in MMOs as seen from GDC.
- Humor, meaning, cooperation and ambition: the microtalks
And then there’s more:
A procedural world generator called Outerra that can put Minecraft to shame .
It also looks like the world of mind reading is improving with a game of mental tug of war.
CryEngine, which powers the Crysis series and military simulators had a new tech trailer on display and it looks impressive – would you expect anything less? The new tech trailer for CryEngine3 can be seen on GameTrailers.