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    Wolfire at Fantastic Arcade

    Back in September, we stopped off in Austin to talk to a few people and do some shooting at Fantastic Arcade.  A couple of the many fine Indie Game Folk we met, were the guys from Wolfire Games.

    They were there to talk about their latest game Overgrowth, and their (very) open development philosophy behind the project.  We were there with cameras in hand and thought we’d record the session and put it together.  We found it interesting and thought you would too.  (The talk is about 20 mins, but John & Aubrey make it go by quite fast).

    Now, if you haven’t been to the Wolfire site yet - do it now!  It is staggering, the amount of information & blog posts they put out.  What’s really amazing is the production value & effort put into each post - they do a great job. Very much worth a read.

    We had a great time at Fantastic Arcade.  It was a great event, with a tremendous amount of effort and support thrown behind it.  These guys wanted to put on a serious Indie Game showcase and they did exactly that!  Can’t wait for year two. The guys at Wolfire did a really nice recap of the event, check it out here.

    Big thanks to Brandon Boyer & Adam Saltsman for the great hospitality and for letting us follow them around.  And we’d like to give a HUGE thank you to Mike Plante for allowing us to run around the Festival filming whatever we wanted, it was great :)

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    Reader Comments (10)

    Are they in a completely empty room?

    November 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThom Wong

    Hehe, no. But I can see how you could think that. It's just that the front 4 rows were empty. Wish we had third camera there for an epic wide. But alas, just a tight shot, a medium and the impression of an empty roon :/

    November 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames from IGTM

    An awesome talk by an awesome company! Good job, IGTM!

    November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicholas

    Thanks Nicholas! Yeah, Wolfire is a great bunch of guys.

    In fact, even before we launch, we had them in mind as a great model to aspire to, in terms of our communication strategy. We don't have the prolific update frequency that they do though ( who does?!). But hopefully once we get into the editing phase, we'll come close..ish :)

    -James from IGTM

    November 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterJ + L

    I missed out on the Natural Selection 2 + Overgrowth deal. : (
    I didn't know what Overgrowth was at the time. Wish I had seen this first.

    November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIke

    Hey: guess who drew the caricature of John :-D

    December 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwilbefast

    Ah! So will all the latest videos that will make it to the final film be put online as well?

    December 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMosaic

    @wilbefast - Nice Work Sir!

    December 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterJ + L

    @ Mosaic There will definitely be material that doesn't hit the web (at least right away). The actual film for example, and their may be some exclusive Special Edition content. But overall, we will be putting out a lot of content online. But, for the REALLY REALLY good stuff - you'll have to watch the film :)

    December 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterJ + L

    doesnt matter to me you'll get my money! I'm trying get your guys names out there to every one I know! I enjoy everything that you guys are doing.

    December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMosaic

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