Fighting Riot is mashup between a fighting– and a rythm game. You’re awarded for style rather than gore – clean execution of kicks and punches racks up your style points, allowing you fire off your ultimate attacks. Blocking an ultimate works a lot like Stepmania and similar rythm games, where you have quickly tap the right buttons as indicated by the incoming projectile.
Daniel “pikka” Andersson
Blade Story is a 2D platform adventure, much like the modern Mega Man and Metroid games. The trio behind Blade originally set out to produce a 3D animated short, but disaster struck just weeks prior to Gotland Game Awards(fire and electrics were involved…) – and Blade is thus an emergency fallback production.
GGA 2008 was 2 full days of exhibition, presentations and lectures by people like Jon Gibson from Tripwire and Peter Kullgard from Ascaron. The Swedish stand-up comedian and TV-personality Nour El-Refai hosted the award show, and then we all pigged out in a huge party over at GuteKällaren.
Everything was huge! We had to rent the newly constructed exhibition hall – Wisby Strand – just to fit all our student projects and the 27 jurors. You can download the full GGA 2008 jury list (pdf) and introduce yourself to what I’m sure to be some familiar names and faces.