Hey all! Wow! What a weekend! Steve and I headed down to Eastern Kentucky University’s Gaming Institute for Vector Conference, a really cool indie game convention they had there! Boy do I wanna tell you all about it! Let’s jam!
There was also the incredibly awesome Lexitron. It’s similar to the Winnitron project, of which we here at Wraith are noted longtime fans, except it’s for Lexington, KY developers. It had some really slick games on it. In many ways, to me at least, the collection as a whole reminded me of WarioWare. There were some pretty trippy, experimental games on there and it was really cool to play them all! The project was facilitated by RunJumpDev, a gaming non-profit who helped bring Vector into existence. They’re also doing LexPlay in October, which we hope to also attend if we can properly split the team up so we can also do OGDX!
Last, but certainly not least, we got to meet our Twitter-friend Jarryd Huntley. He’s based out of Columbus, so it was even more of a drive for him than for us. He’s the one who turned us on to Vector in the first place! We got to play an early version of his game “Art Club Challenge” and I’ve got to say, it was amazing! Basically, you’re given a task and then you need to draw it using abstract art tools where it’s then uploaded to the cloud. Seriously, guys. It was so freakin’ cool! It’s not due out for some time now, but when it is, you really need to give it a try. It’s the kind of thing indie games are made to do. Hopefully, when it’s out in beta, I can give it another go, because I need more of it in my life. Also, I made the world’s worst bluebird, and I’m very proud of it anyway!
We made quite a few connections while we were there and I sure know I made a few actual friends. There are also certain other things that might come out of this experience, but I can’t talk about those just yet. It was quite the trip and we really have to do it next year as well! So, if you find yourself around EKU this time next year, drop on by! You won’t be disappointed!
As I’ve asked in the past, if there’s a convention you’d like to see us at, drop us a line. We already have plans to do a few more this year and we’d love to add more to our schedule