Automat was a huge success! There were lots of visitors and tons of great games on display, though I was mostly stuck in the darkroom running Lykta so I didn't have much time to play them. Lykta and the horror game running on it, The Rooms, performed really well, though the need to collect research data and perform interviews limited the number of people who had time to play. Sorry about that, but science must be done!
Writers from the Swedish game magazine Level were also there to write about Göteborg's burgeoning indie scene. It should be out in stores now, pick it up to read more about Lykta and the other cool things happening here in Göteborg!
As I'm wrapping up my master thesis project, evaluating the Lykta platform for horror experiences, one important step remains; Testing the full experience with as many real players as possible.
What better place to test than at an arcade? The indie arcade Automat is taking place this very weekend in Göteborg, and it's gonna be the place to play cool home built games on home built machines and listen to live chip music. For more info, check out the Automat website.
I haven't updated in a while, but I guess update pace is inversely proportional to busyness. Though not finished with my master thesis yet (the technology platform itself is kinda ambitious!) I have landed a part-time job at an amazing workplace, the Interactive Institute in Gothenburg. I really couldn't be happier building prototypes every day, and I get to learn and use all kinds of new and exciting technologies such as Arduino, WebGL and 3D printing.
A bigger game project is also in the planning phase. I would really have preferred to have my thesis finished before any such thing, but there were some interesting outside circumstances that made this a good timing regardless. More info to come!
The Lykta horror experience that me, Anders, Aleks and Simon are creating has a Tumblr Dev blog. Go check it out at LyktaDev.Tumblr.com
The Lykta platform itself also has a website, which I am currently revamping. The address is ProjectLykta.com