While it’s not nice to pick favorites, the cast of the History’s first live action television series Vikings pillaged their way into my heart during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and offered up one of my favorite experiences of the the entire show. On deck this year were Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Clive Standen (Rollo Lothbrok), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn “Ironside” Lothbrok) and Michael Hirst (creator/writer).
What day is it? I’m not even sure right now. My brain and body are officially fried in a wonderful way that only information overload could accomplish. I’ve seen a lot of talks, met a lot of people, and even gotten a look at a game or two. I’ll have to do a full write up later but for now I’m going to offer you, in no particular order, the talks I attended that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you can get your hands on vault access to these, be sure to watch them.
While I’ve sat in on a plethora of talks, my top three, without a doubt, were (in no particular order):
Saving Doug – Empathy, Character, and Choice in The Walking Dead: presented by Jake Rodkin & Sean Vanaman of Telltale Games.
Designing Journey: presented by Jenova Chen of Thatgamecompany.
Designing Humor in Borderlands 2: presented by Anthony Burch of Gearbox Software.
GDC has been pretty phenomenal for the most part. For more be sure to follow me on twitter. @allithrasher
With that, I’m off to bed.
PS written on a space device, per usual. Please excuse typos & tone. Woohoo!