Games Games Games

After a few false starts, and a lot of files to rifle through, we’ve got some of the games developed at X48 2010 online.

Head over to the GAMES SECTION to have a gander, and if there’s a download button - HIT IT!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Guardian Podcast Feature

Those contestants who managed to take their eyes away from the screen at X48 Huddersfield last month might have seen a tall gentleman roaming around with a notepad and/or microphone. This was the lovely Keith Stuart from the Guardian technology and games blogs. After catching up on some sleep, he edited everything together to make a nice 8 or 9 minute feature for the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast.

Follow THIS LINK to listen to the show (which is grand). X48 pops up about 20 minutes in! Cheers to Keith, Aleks, and the crew.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The roaming judges

Before making their decisions the judges visited each team to see what they’d achieved but also what they’d learned from the process. We didn’t manage to record every one of these so apologies to those teams we missed.

Judges Demo - Preparation H from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Drop Dead Interactive from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Ctrl Alt Elite from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Birthday Cake from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Beds 4 Sleepy People from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Salt Pepper Done from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Nothing Personal from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Default from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Judges Demo - Crunch Bunch from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

The Winners!

And the winners of X48 2010 Huddersfield are…

Overall prize

1st: Birthday Cake with Arrogant Incas
2nd: Team Awesome with Giggas
3rd: UoD with Tetriangle

Special prizes

Best Art: Salt Pepper Done with Impossible Tusk
Most Experimental: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Oohh Shiny Prize: Krunch Bunch
The Unashamedly Recycled Game Prize: Drop Dead Interactive with Faceless Corporation
Most Unfinshed Game: Naked Cow with Torchlight

Well done all!

Many more photos and videos to come in the next day or so.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Huddersfield Photos

David’s been taking photos during the competition. They’re in X48 2010 set on Flickr and here’s a slideshow of the Huddersfield-specific ones:

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Three hours to go

A quick survey of the rooms…

Three Hours To Go from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Works in progress 2

5 hours to go

Team Awesome are caffinated from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

The difference 11 hours makes from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Mike’s 6am reports

Mike Reddy posted a few thoughts to Twitter around 4am which serves as a nice snapshot of where the teams were at.

  • Best interaction so far with game pad rumble to grow/shrink stress bunnies. 2nd is Hannibal elephant ballista wind up with joystick
  • Best new mechanic so far is Krunch Bunch with ego Missile Command but several really close, like cool tron cycle cut out tower building
  • Gas Giant has nice feeling star growing flight but Shoulders has excellent fly round mechanic. There’s a religion conversion sim masher
  • Red giant has really cool cargo resource management mech (best strategy?) but Giant Ego Racing Game has really cool player griefing.
  • Some other promising ones but earlier didn’t have much to show.

And then around 8am:

  • Ok, with 7 hours to go, many games coming together, a few suddenly broken by tired programmers, some just on the edge of emerging

Also, here’s a bit screengrab of some gameplay from Harry Overs of Team Hull:

Team Hull gameplay

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Seventy Two Pizzas

There’s something epic about feeding X48 competitors pizza. I decided to make a movie about it.

Seventy Two Pizzas from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Work in progress


Ctrl Alt Elite against the clock from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Salt, Pepper, Done! working as a team from Pixel-Lab on Vimeo.

Friday, March 19th, 2010