Who will join me @SXSW?

SXSW – The biggest creative blend of Film, Music and Interactive art & entertainment takes place in Austin – Texas. I really look forward to indulging myself seven days during the festival. I rented an apartment for myself and three friends that also work in the creative / games industry. For the past weeks I have tried to set up a schedule to visit all the interesting keynotes. workshops, seminars, meet-ups, mashups etc. but it’s just too much!

We have decided to just ‘go with the flow’ and see what people we meet and were people go. So if you’re going – LET ME KNOW! Send me a tweet @BartHufen

I will probably follow everything on the ‘digital domain’ from MIT sessions to start-up material…

http://sxsw.com/film/sessions/digital-domain

And of course – there is one event I will be visiting at least, since I am in the panel 😉

My opinion about gamification of film has been influenced positively since the release of ‘The Walking Dead‘ was released. I first started playing on iPad, but now my girlfriend and I are playing it on PlayStation 3 and she’s scared shitless! 😉 It reminds me of the classic ‘point and click’ adventures of the nineties.

The advantage the game has over film is that it’s all animated and not ‘film fragments’… Since your mind is ‘actively involved’ in adding ‘imagination’ to the experience, you don’t feel too much interruption. In a ‘real’ film, you witness ‘real-people’ experiencing real stuff, so every ‘moment of choice’ feels like an interruption (pause-play)…. But I haven’t played Suvi’s project all the way yet, so don’t take my word for it, but try it yourself!

Play her project here: http://www.48hourgames.com 

 

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