ADDON 2017 – A replacement of the Stunfest pause

This week, I was at ADDON in Brittany, France, to meet my fellow French game developers. This year, the Stunfest hit pause, whch was pretty sad. The Stunfest is one of the only festivals were people were actually beating me at my own game. It is the meeting point of the best players in France and compared to Paris Games Week or Gamescom, it is not a money grabbing event, but a passionate one.

I had two presentations to make, one about my upcoming game Splash Blast Panic and the other one about the gameboy homebrew entry of the GBJam 5 we did back last year. So with a small Swiss french delegation, we went there to network. Here is Twitter story:

 

Kevin had a panel talking about his project Helvetii.

Finally, after some nice crepes and a final boss at the Libanese restaurant, we went back home.


And I am really looking forward to go to Stunfest next year, even if I don’t know with which games already.

You can find the link to my two presentations here:

http://eliasfarhan.ch/addon_spash

http://eliasfarhan.ch/addon_gb

I also discussed game jams and indie game development during the Indie Dev Lounge here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/148692478

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Nordic Game Jam 17

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With Julia Klement, we went on holiday in Copenhagen during the freezing week of Spring. Maybe not the best timing, but we went there also for the Nordic Game Jam 15, the biggest local game jam in the world with around 700 participants every year.

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Before the departure, I realise that my chocolate Easter rabbit had a peculiar name (like one of my jealous colleague):

hdr Starting from that, all my tweets were about Luca the rabbit:

 

So the game we made is called “Luca the Magnificent”, it is again an Android/Desktop game where you play Luca the rabbit trying to escape from his evil magician master. You can play it here: https://teamkwakwa.itch.io/luca-the-magnificient

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