This weekend I had the opportunity to attend Roguelike Celebration. This was a great new conference held at Eventbrite. There were a lot of great speakers and awesome people there.
I don’t have a very detailed write up, but I do want to suggest to everyone interested in either Roguelikes, gaming history, or game design in general to attend next year’s conference.
One of my friends also came to the conference, and while he plays a lot of games he doesn’t really seem to identify as a “Roguelike player.” Despite that, the quality and diversity of topics were able to interest him, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how great the talks were, and how well I think they translate to game design and design in general, even outside of Roguelikes.
Definitely check this conference out if you have the chance!