Just arrived back from this years Develop conference in Brighton. Was a brilliant event and the Indie Showcase in particular was a great chance to see what other indies are currently working on.
I went to the event this year with a small team to compete in the Develop Game Jam. First time I’ve attended this 24hr jam and we were taken to a large meeting room, at the back of the conference hotel, to a very humid room full of desks and little else. While we started to slowly sweat to death the theme for this years jam was announced and we got started on creating a mobile game around ‘Pebbles’. The finished game was based around an arcade booth for a pebble skipping game and the team was really happy with our finished product. Unfortunately we didn’t win but I’d definitely go again, this time armed with an industrial fan!