Held at the Tobacco Docks in London, this was a showcase of Indie games development.
Several stalls selling T-shirts, body pillows, figurines, prints, plus fudge, pizzas and these Pokemon themed drinks:
Games with Something to Say 1: Change
Avoiding the formulaic guns and/or racing games, I looked for titles with a social conscience, such as ‘CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience‘ created by Delve, after their first game failed to make any money and they found themselves on the brink themselves. They now maintain their ‘day jobs’ and take fewer financial risks…
Games with Something to Say 2: Partisans
Environmental Concern for our Oceans
Interesting Artistic Style 1: Knights and Bikes
Knights and Bikes from London developers Foam Sword features a pair of tearaway girls in the 1980s and has an amusing animation style somewhere between Charlie and Lola and Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python.
Interesting Artistic Style 2: The
John Evelyn is a developer from Portsmouth whose game The
Table Top Board Games
A break from Screens
Below the main exhibitors was an area where you could try and buy tabletop games. These ranged from classics such as Catan and Carcassonne through to a Fortnite themed version of Monopoly.
There was an interesting Jenga style game called Tokyo Highway where you built roadways and added cars with a steady hand.
A couple of our students from South Thames College took advantage of an offer from Reaper to paint and take away samples of wargames figures.
I got to drive over Tower Bridge on the way to EGX Rezzed. I was lucky, I was already in London working for South Thames College. My colleagues’ journey from Eastleigh College near Southampton took five hours due to traffic problems.