I just started writing this entry and realized the last update about the project was two months ago. It’s been a while! It’s been a while since we were writing here every month to tell you about the release of a new chapter, the event I had attended to, or the new interviewees…
During the last months we have been working in some projects to promote The Gamer Inside, both in and outside of Spain. We cannot say anything about the date for our new website yet, but it seems it would most likely be September. Labor market conditions (and many other events) in Spain as well as some health problems in the website collaborators’ team forced us to delay the release date, but in the end we think you will love the result, because it is worth all the hard work and commitment shown. Your patience will be rewarded.
Since we published the last chapter in May, everything has been a little crazy. This is what we have been up to and what we are going to do:
- We helped put together a video explaining the campaign ‘Pack Solidario’ (managed by Tusjuegos.com and Juegoterapia) that offered a ‘Humble Bundle’ of 6 Spanish games. These 6 games have a minimum price of 1 euro, but you could pay more if you feel they are worth more.
- The new design of the project’s dossier, was thanks to Felippe Silveira, who worked hard from Rio de Janeiro and delivered a ‘new’ beautiful and concise dossier:
- We attended Gamelab 2012, where we recorded the Awards Ceremony. It was exciting to see people who have been filmed by the cameras of The Gamer Inside picking up their awards, like Péndulo Studios staff with Rafa Latiegui (creative director), Josué Monchán (scriptwriter) or Juan Miguel Martín (musician). Former members of Péndulo also were there like Carlos Hernández (animator); Francisco Téllez and his ‘Unepic’; Alberto Moreno and Carlos Abril (Crocodile Studios) with ‘Zack Zero’; and Daniel Sánchez-Crespo with ‘Reality Fighters’. The ceremony had touching moments, funny situations and some starting and stopping due to certain award presenters who took too long to go on stage. Not that that was a matter of any importance for an audience craving to see the show and all the familiar faces. Many international guests gathered in a ceremony that lasted 2 hours due to the numerous awards and and delayed presentations. It was kind of annoying, but Alex O’Doherty’s—the ceremony host—jokes and comments (not all of them funny) made it more pleasant.
- This visit to Barcelona and Gamelab event gave me the opportunity to meet Francisco Téllez, whose tenacity and determination led him to develop ‘Unepic’, the Consumer Award in Gamelab 2012. We got on well with each other and I offered him my help for anything he needed. The result is the video of the campaign to dub ‘Unepic’ in Spanish, which you can support here.
- Another small project we have been supervising recently is the translation of an article, where Yoshinori Ono, producer of Street Fighter saga, divulges to a Eurogamer reporter his experience working for Capcom for several years, and his contribution to the industry. I want to publicly thank Nerea Diaz (Nercromina) for her help in the proofreading of the interview, which was both long and interesting. We want to say thanks to the guys from Eurogamer.es, for publishing the translated article on their website and helping to spread our work.
- In autumn, on October 20th, the Video Game Museum of Rome —ViGaMus— will be inaugurated. It will be the first physical video game museum in Italy. The organizing association, AIOMI (collaborates with The Gamer Inside in the translation into Italian and spreading in Italy), have invited us to show the four pilot chapters in the museum. We are really grateful for this offering. It is an honor to us showing our work in a special place like this.
- Finally, we cannot say anything more specific, but our plan is to begin in September/October with the release of the four pilot chapters in what would be the Brazilian version of The Gamer Inside. This is our summer work, so that we can release them as soon as possible.
Translated by: Miguel Aceituno.
Reviewed by: Al Goss.