Well, the N+ XBLA launch party was last night, and it was a smashing success! Check out the pics here. The room was pretty well packed by the end, and it was difficult to pry the controllers from the crabbed and clawlike (read: N+ addicted) hands of our guests when it was time to close the event.
There were 4 Xbox360s set up at the party, and participants could play local multiplayer on each console, which meant we could accommodate lots of players — good thing, too! There was rarely a system free, which we take as a good sign.
We did a few interviews you should see shortly, and generally had a great time celebrating the hopefully really really soon launch of the game.
In other news, there’s a new IGN Developer blog post for you to enjoy: http://blogs.ign.com/Metanet/. This week we catalogue some of our favorite freeware and shareware games. Scintillating!
And we’re off for the Game Developers Conference next week. Yay! The GDC is always a good time. This year, both of us are doing talks at the Indie Games Summit. Raigan’s talking about how creating and tweaking your own system and parameters can lead to a more interesting game. Mare’s doing a postmortem on N+ XBLA with Nick from Slick Entertainment. We’re totally excited and can’t wait to get there. And who knows, next week might see the release of N+ XBLA, which would be super cool…More on that later!