In most multiplayer video games, you're on equal footing with your opponents. You're on the same map, with the same moves and tools, and the more skilled player will theoretically win. That isn't the case with Spy Party, a two-player game where each player's role couldn't be more different.
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The Alt.Ctrl.GDC exhibit at Game Developers Conference shows off a selection of games that use wild, weird, sometimes gigantic control schemes. Nathan Grayson and I took a tour of the booth last week, which all culminated in me getting inside an actual coffin. Well, an IKEA dresser on its side painted black. But still.
Recently, in a small room inside the massive Moscone Center meeting complex, roughly 200 people crowded around a large table to conduct a challenging conversation about working in the video game industry. There was a single microphone, chauffeured from person to person by a sprinting staffer working the Game Developers Conference, which is running in San Francisco. Most people began talking before the mic got to them. Raucous banging, presumably from construction nearby, drowned out many attendees' comments.
Nintendo's latest Zelda adventure followed up its win at the 2017 Game Awards with GOTY honours at tonight's Game Developers Choice Awards, held as part of the 2018 Game Developers Conference.
The Moscone Center, the sprawling downtown San Francisco convention hall where Game Developers Conference takes place, is currently undergoing a massive renovation and expansion - but GDC is going on as usual. Well... not quite as usual.