A Week at GDC and Ruffles Survives Contact with a certain Orc Warchief
Last week was a busy one. A few of us at Project Phoenix got the opportunity to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The convention provided a chance to meet our peers in the industry. One of the most notable people we met up with was Ed Fries, who had given us much encouragement during the Kickstarter.
As some of you may be aware, Ed has made video games for the Atari system in the 1980s before joining Microsoft and being part of the early team at Microsoft Game Studios. Needless to say, Ed has a huge amount of industry knowledge and we’re thankful for the thoughts and advice he gave us at GDC. With his support comes much pressure on us to deliver a gaming experience that captures the imaginations of JRPG fans and transports them into the rich and vibrant world we’ve sculpted. So for that, we’d like to give Ed another shoutout because his support means so much to us as we move forward onto our next milestone!
You can also say that no trip to California for games-related purposes is ever complete without a visit to Blizzard’s offices down in Irvine. While we weren’t able to take many pictures, we did get the chance to let Ruffles go toe to toe with the Warchief. Or a proxy of Ruffles anyway. That she came out of the battle in one piece while chipping away at the Orc’s health bodes well for how she’ll do once she joins Marcus and the rest of the party!