The Road to GDC2013 Part I

Yet again it seem like it has been ages since the last post here. But to be honest, we have made some enormous progress during this long, gloomy period of darkness called the winter here in Finland.

First of all, we have met some extremely interesting people from Finnish gaming industry and starting to really feel the distinctive overall atmosphere surrounding the whole scenery. It is like the northern star Polaris: a single star in the ocean of stars, which currently happens to burn as one of the brightest out there. But on a closer inspection, we realize that it is a multiple stars consisting of a bunch of bright minded individuals sharing the passion for making entertaining, thriving and memorable games.

The second thing I wanted to share with you is a real personal honor for me. I was accepted as the first Finnish student since 2003 to have the possibility to represent, learn and experience the Game Developer Conference as an IGDA Scholar (http://www.igda.org/scholars/congratulations-gdc-scholars-for-2013/ ). I’m really looking forward to meeting, changing ideas and chatting with people like Ernest Adams, who visited Turku couple days ago and was truly an unforgettable person. I’m also honored to be mentored by one of the board of directors from IGDA, and I’m sure it will be unforgettable for me.

Our new logo

We haven’t either forgotten The Ricochet Reaction, but rather been building up the team and skill sets needed to make it the best possible experience for you. We are currently in the process of taking care of the boring, but necessary, company stuff so the real development has been at a slight still for a while. But surely we will cook something up for the GDC to bring with us 🙂

As the GDC is just around the corner, and we are attending it with the strength of a quartet, we will make sure to provide you the best picks and moments from the whole trip. The next post will give you more insights in taking part to the largest professional game developer gathering in the world as a first timer and as an IGDA Scholar.