Develop, the UK game industry’s annual approximation of GDC is nearly upon us. This can mean only one thing: Epic’s Mark Rein is coming to Brighton town. UH-OH! Hope you have some change lying around for a copy of Unreal Engine! Because that man is about to go HARDCORE door-to-door salesman on yo ass.
To you? A steal at $50,000…
As well as Mark Rein, Develop 2012 brings with it Hookshot Inc., with the site’s first full team outing. Yup, we are hosting a session at the conference like the actual factual grown-up industry professionals we tell our mothers that we are.
Our talk – which is more of a panel in which we get other people to talk, really – is titled’ My First iPhone Game’.
Here’s what the official blurb says:
“A selection of high profile iOS developers join Keith Stuart and Simon Parkin from downloadable gaming website Hookshot Inc to discuss their experiences designing and releasing games on the iPhone. Hot topics will include the shift in mindset between the creation of AAA console titles and those on iOS, the lessons learned during their development and, of course, the best ways to navigate the dangerous waters of the App Store. Is iPhone development the cure to all ills? We’ll find the truth behind the touchscreen.”
Sounds good, eh?
Well, we can EXCLUSIVELY reveal our ALL-STAR panel right here, right now.
- Simon Read (New Star Soccer iOS)
- Sean Murray (Joe Danger iOS)
- Andrew Eades (Quiz Climber iOS)
Pretty sweet, eh? Those games are the BEST. If you’re attending Develop then head along to Room 4 on Thursday 12 July 2012 between 14:30 – 15:00 to listen in. It’s going to be fun, promise.
And if you’re not attending the conference? Well, we have good news for you too…
Hookshot Inc. is co-hosting the annual Game-themed Pub Quiz on Monday 9th July with The Guardian.
This will take place from 8pm at the Caroline of Brunswick public house. The event is open to anybody, regardless of gender, race or social class (that’s The Guardian’s influence, obv.) and we’ll be throwing fistfuls of questions at you, including a SPECIAL Hookshot-themed round about downloadable games. So you better know your Braid from your Broken Sword.
In the event of a tie-breaker, Donlan will be issuing the ‘Christian Conundrum’, which sounds a little like a religious-themed campfire game of moral scruples, but in actual fact will be game journalism’s gentlest man repeatedly shouting Martin Amis trivia to a startled audience.
Winner will receive five licenses for the Unreal Engine (TBC).