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Meetup: Aleks and the Spaceship!

Wed 10th Dec 2008 at 8 p.m.
The Werks, 45 Church Road, Hove

For the first talk Aleks Krotoski will be talking about Spaceship:

Spaceship! is a text adventure built by the collective hivemind of The Guardian gamesblog's community. You remember text adventures, of course; they're those brilliant interactive fiction stories that usually end with you cornered by a dagger-wielding, angry gnome in a dark underground passageway, and a whole bunch of syntax errors scrolling up the screen.

You thought they were amazing? This one's better, I promise. Why? Because we're a bunch of schmoes who've never done anything quite like this before, but we want to see what it's like to make a game rather than just play one.

Then we shall have several demos (along the lines of previous DemoCamps), but with a gaming theme:

Following Aleks’ main talk we’ll have a set of shorter 10 minute demos:

Ribot will be sponsoring this event with "Festive Alcohol".

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Xmas gaming special write-ups (plus videos)

Sat 13th Dec 2008

A few write-ups from Wednesday's Xmas special:

Ribot also recorded several videos of the event:

All in all the event went really well. Thanks to everyone for helping out and/or just being there! Looking forward to more events next year - including of course the 5K app.