Looking for the results of last month’s Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure? Well kiss my grits, here they are! On this very website! Check ‘em out, drop some feedback in the associated forums, and party hard.
Mucho thanks to all you talented developers, and we’ll see you again soon!
Hé bien, vous cherchez les jeux du dernier «Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure»? Mais alors, embrassez mes grains! [Ed. -- Find a better translation of this, please.] Les voici: direct de la ferme et prêts pour votre consommation, vos commentaires, et — surtout — votre divertissement.
Un gros merci à nos développeuses et développeurs, et on se voit d’ici quelques semaines!
Don’t forget our ongoing Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure! Every three months, we’ll announce a theme (or themes!) at one of our MRGS meetups; anyone interested has until the next month’s gathering to put something together for our communal enhappiment. Take three hours, take three weeks, make a digital, board, card, or physical game — in short: go nuts, make games.
Ne passe pas à côté du “Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure”! À tous les trois mois, nous annoncerons le(s) thème(s) aux rendez-vous mensuels. Quiconque que cela intéresse, tu as jusqu’au mois prochain pour nous concocter un petit bijou pour le plaisir de tous. Que tu y passes trois heures ou trois semaines, peut importe le genre ou la forme, soit fou et fais un jeu.
This month, select one or more of the following three themes:
“…And it’s Also a Dating Sim”
Ce mois-ci, choisis un ou plusieurs des trois thèmes suivants:
“…Et c’est aussi un ‘dating sim’”
Be safe! Be respectful! See this thread for details, and post your progress (with the fantastic [DTGMA-2] flag) to our fantastic development board. See you in August with the fantastic results!
Prudence! Respect! Pour plus de détails, n’hésite pas à jeter un oeil à ce fil de conversation et tant qu’à y être, affiches-y ton avancement!
And of course, let’s not forget a roundup of our favourite games (that is, all of the games) from our first ever Game-Making Adventure, back in April. They are, in no particular order (that is, alphabetical order):
Biensûr, il ne faudrait pas oublier nos jeux préférés — c’est-à-dire tous les jeux — tout droit sorti de la première mouture du “Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure” en avril dernier:
This past Wednesday, for the second year running, the Prince of Arcade came to town—giving MIGS attendees and game enthusiasts alike the chance to relax with their peer groups and play some amazing indie games. In no particular order, the following are things that made the evening rather spiffy:
La raison d’être. What would a video game party be without sweet sweet games? (Check out videos and trailers here)
The organisers at MIGS, for supporting the cause and getting the word out.
Battle Lava, for throwing down some incredible chiptunes.
Rich Lemarchand and Phil Fish for a seductively danceable DJ set.
And the kind folks at Eastern Bloc, for patience and professionalism in helping set up the event.
And because the magical memories are so dear, the cameras were rolling and caught some magnificent moments of the event itself (Let us know if you’ve got your own!):
The Dirty Rectangles documented their journey here.
Nick Rudzicz, co-organiser, has a Picasa set of the preparations.
Photographer Antonella Fratino captured some amazing shots here.
Sagar Patel also caught a bunch and popped them up on Picasa.
James Everett has a great set of shots from both MIGS and the Prince of Arcade here.
Encore une fois, merci à tous. It was époustouflant.
Let’s do this again sometime.
Long Live the Prince.
—- PS: And finally, a note to all our local MRGS friends—don’t forget that there’s a meetup Wednesday night, the 9th! We will meet each other there, and drink deeply from tall draughts of keen memories.
Have you heard? The Prince of Arcade is two days hence, and it’s looking pretty magical. We’re storming an art gallery and projecting some of the latest in beautiful arcade-style indie games on the walls, toasting our health, and incredibleing the night away. And there’s a superlative Facebook event, for all your legally-binding informational needs!
We’ve been working hard with local hardware hackers the Buttonmashers and several local developers over the past few weeks, and good heavens are we excited about this thing. Five absolutely delicious multiplayer arcade games from Montreal developers (and one special visitor from out of town!) are loaded up and ready to rock you like a tropical depression at the Prince of Arcade. It’s overwhelming!
We’ve had the pleasure of playtesting these games in the Buttonmashers dojo, and the results are astounding. We’ll be talking more about each game in the weeks to come, but for now head over to the Buttonmashers website for some sweet, arcadey video action.
Wait, you want more? Okay. Okay, fine. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.
B-Cycle, by Collectif IN-Média, is an thrilling bicycle journey… THROUGH THE HUMAN BODY.
We’re pumped (oh ho ho ho.)
Oh, and hey, our co-organisers the Dirty Rectangles heard you like arcades, so they’re packing a minivan full of goodness, hitting up the T-Can, and unveiling their own classy cocktail cabinet: the Ottatron! Now you can play some arcades while your friends play arcades at the Prince of Arcade!
And if that weren’t amazing enough, our friends at die gute Fabrik have hacked their fabulous Johann Sebastian Joust to bring us a brand new creature: Joust of Canada, a Boards of Canada physical bonanzarama. Will there be swords? There may be swords.
Throw in some surprise special guests, and there is no excuse to miss this! Literally, if the 2012 conspiracy were more than a silly fancy, and the world really were to come apart—a year early—in the coming week, and John Cusack’s Cessna was the only safe harbour left in the world, we would bring the party to the plane and rock these games across the planet Earth.
In all the kerfuffle (ker.fuf.fle: noun, pl. kerfuffles; a commotion or fuss) surrounding our evening of happiness, did you think we’d neglected our traditional November meetup? Faugh! (fau.gh: exclamation, pl. faughbags; pretty much a silly word anyway)
November! It’s a game demoing month! And do we have demos for you! Yes, yes we do. But first, take note of the date: to accommodate the Prince of Arcade (you should go to it), we’ve pushed the meetup back from the 2nd to the 9th!
Wednesday, November 9th, 19h30
Brasserie Artisanale l’Amère à Boire, 2049 rue Saint-Denis, 3rd floor
Two glorious game demos from our very own Françis and Michel. Frankie will be presenting Non Human, a new action-sidescroller, whilst Michel will give us a first glimpse of Playfair, his reboot of the base management/strategy genre.
You should check them out. They make amazing things.