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

Talks

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.

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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.
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Sponsors

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

Lick
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Supporters

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

ouya Lick

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