GDC ’09: CO-OP Indie Games Special

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: August 12th, 2009

Here’s a bit of GDC news that slipped through the cracks. The Area 5 guys (formerly The 1UP Show) made an excellent video special on IGF, highlighting a number of indie and student games. You can find the original post here. And if you’re not familiar with Area 5 / CO-OP, check out the rest of the site. They’re uploading excellent videos all the time. It’s good stuff, trust me!

  • Alex May

    Was a shame they went to nearly every other game near us but missed Dyson completely. Great video though, thanks for posting.

  • Esquar

    They pretty much were the only ones that had any good footage/interviews with creators, sadly.

    Before, at 1up, they used to interview a lot of guys; konjak, petri, fish, cactus, dylan fitterer, just talking general game stuff. It was super cool!

    Sadly there isn’t really a big site anymore looking for the little guys, at least not in video form, so it’s good part of the old 1up crew is still going at it.

  • bateleur

    They’re very good at what they do. I hope this is working out for them commercially so they can carry on doing this stuff.

  • Esquar

    well it better be, with half the show being ads!

  • Anthony Flack

    Alex – likewise, although you can see our booth in the background… but I did feel like we were outsiders at GDC anyway. Definitely not part of the in-crowd.

  • falsion

    that sikh dude was cool. nice to see someone of my fellow kin working in the indie scene.

  • falsion

    also tag itself is awesome. i played it before when it was featured here and really enjoyed it.

  • Dusty Spur

    I’m so glad the crew is still making videos. I always loved the show.