(We had our) Pop Up Arcade Launch party!
On September 19th - 2014

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at our three day event at the Lick Warehouse

Here is a link to a Storify, with some of the lovely things people said about the event.

Here is a link to a wonderful write up of the event by Arcadian Rhythms

Some photos on Flickr


We had some top class talks. Some videos of the talks on YouTube

Saturday - Unity themes

Talk: Josh Naylor, Unity - Making a 2D game.
Talk: Kerry Turner, Independent - Unique Unity, on the Cheap.
Talk: Andy Touch, Unity - Visuals to come in Unity 5.

Sunday - Playful Design

Talk: Alexandre Lejeune, Independent - Starting the Playful Laboratory.
Talk: Two Devs and a Baby - the making of Glyph Quest.
Talk: George Buckenham, Independent - Single-joke games.

The video game delights that we hosted:

  • JS Joust JS Joust - Physical game using Playstation move controllers for up to 7 players. Disrupt your opponents while protecting your own - all in time to the music.
  • kigu Gang Beasts - Fighting game for up to 10 players. Where physics don't quite make sense, and never has so much violence been generated from someone wearing a Kigu.
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer Crypt of the Necrodancer - Two player co-op dance mat dungeon crawler. Defeat the golden dragon and find the key to the exit, all while dancing to disco music.
  • punch the custard Punch the Custard – Custard punching game. Can you punch the custard more times than your friends?
  • lovers in a dangerous space time Lovers in a dangerous space time – Can you work with your lover to navigate the dangers of space, and kill the giant space bear?
  • Keyboard Mandala Keyboard Mandala - A traveller wanders through an initially empty desert, a musician, populates the environment with objects and colours by playing the piano.
  • tenya wanya teens Tenya Wanya Teens - A multi colour, custom controller experience. A coming-of-age tale about love, hygiene, monsters and finding discarded erotic magazines in the woods.
  • spacedog Please Don't, Spacedog - Using an Oculus Rift and custom controller, navigate your ship through space, with your trusty canine companion.
  • hohokum Hohokum - Fly into a psychedelic landscape, as you control a giant rainbow snake-worm, collecting creatures as you pass.
  • bearchuck Bearchuck - a game for 2 players, where you are a bear, and you chuck stuff. Simple really.

We could not have brought you the pop up arcade without sponsorship from Unity. Thank you so much for helping to make this happen.


We also received wonderful support from the following people with the venue and equipment.

ouya Lick

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We want to create an environment to support the Independent Games community, as well as opening up gaming culture to a wider audience.

Our arcade will run again on the 18/19/20 September 2015 during the Brighton Digital Festival.

We also held an event back in March celebrating women's contributions to the games industry - with wine and cake!

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