Going to GDC

Lucky me, in a couple of hours I’m off to the Game Developers Conference. I should probably sleep, but I can’t. I’m too excited. Not that much about GDC, but because I have two new games on my computer that I can’t really play until I get back from San Francisco. The first one is World of Goo’s Chapter One and the second game is Audiosurf. I pre-ordered both of them and they both were released right in the middle of this GDC travel mess that I’m trying to sort out.

If Kyle and Ron had released all the chapters to World of Goo, I would have probably just said “Screw GDC, I’m staying home playing World of Goo and Audiosurf”. Lucky for me they didn’t.

Anyway if anyone reading this will be at GDC, come by the IGF booths and say hello. I’ll be there playing World of Goo and Audiosurf. I also have my own game there that I’m supposed to be demonstrating and representing. But to be honest I’d rather just surf through my Fantomas collection, which I’m planning of installing on Dylan’s computer as soon as he moves away from it.

Oh and didn’t get the Grammar Nazi update done in time. I blame Tim and his interview! πŸ™‚

111 Responses to “Going to GDC”

  1. Nat Says:

    I will stop by to say hello. Hopefully you will be around.

  2. petri.purho Says:

    Great. I’ll try to be there at all times, except when Jonathan Blow is talking πŸ™‚

  3. ron Says:

    lucky for you both world of goo and autiosurf will be at the IGF pavilion right by your side… you can play all you want when you get here πŸ™‚

  4. The Happy Friar Says:

    I got world of goo too. Awesome. Absolutely awesome. πŸ˜€ I want to try the audiosurf demo before I get it. Smash Bros. comes out next month & my birthday is this month so don’t want to overdo the game thing. πŸ˜€

  5. Lokito Says:

    Audiosurf is great!!! i just played 5 sec ago Really good you got to play it!

  6. annoyingmouse Says:


    Rip off or collaboration? They even use the same music!

    Even in the worst case, it could be interesting to have some agreement as they seems to have more resources. Maybe they acted bad, but they are a small company.

    Try to avoid lawyers, they are the evil of the world…

  7. Corvus Says:

    I’m super excited about meeting the minds behind all three games, so you’re sure to get a visit from me as well.

  8. Jsticker Says:

    Haha, have a fun time at GDC. The MONOCLE KIND OF FUN TIME.

  9. petri.purho Says:

    @annoyingmouse: It’s a rip off. The worst kind actually. I don’t want to tell all the details, but it’s pretty awful.

  10. Morris Says:

    G4TV’s X-Play previews IGF-finalists:

  11. rich Says:

    so yeah awesome game and congrats on your success but….can you please make this available for mac?

  12. Some German Guy Says:

    I have a really important question: Will the game be released in germnay, too? i love your freeware games, they allready played your games at TV on a channel called GIGA. If the game won’ be released in gemrmany, i there any possibility to get the game anyway? (sry for bad english, hope you could write an email at: theunknown3@gmx.de )

  13. jonathan Says:

    Playing AudioSurf with FantΓ΄mas ! Haha ! That should be quite a ride ! Try with Ephel Duath (http://www.myspace.com/ephelduath) or Ghengis Tron (http://www.myspace.com/genghistron) while you’re at it. πŸ˜‰

  14. Chase Says:

    Congradulations on winning the big prize at IGF. You should change the Crayon Physics website to winner of IGF instead of finalist. If this game won that award than I can not wait for the official release. Good job

  15. Casey Says:

    im sorry but seriously when is crayon deluxe coming out???? im so impatient!!!

  16. Ninja Says:

    Congrats on winning. I love audiosurf. Me and a friend have been sharing remixes of already fast techno songs. Man, that game can get tough.

    I finally tried out Crayon Physics, great game. The level I had the hardest time with was the DK level. But once I found out you can “die” and the level won’t restart everything.

  17. Morris Says:

    “He has an acceptance speech he wrote on crayon, and he shows the paper to the audience: “Fuck Yeah.” Great speech!”


    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  18. Anant Says:

    hey petri is crayon physics deluxe going to be freeware.
    please also make it for ds lite.
    i am a big fan of your games and kyle’s games.have downloaded every one.

  19. jl Says:

    Congratulations on winning!!! from what I have seen of the game you totally deserved it!
    Now you totally owe us a CPD blog entry, haha.
    Again, tip of the hat.

  20. MagFlare Says:

    Congratulations, Purho. My only wish in this life is to have something this badass written about me:

    “The Helsinki native accepted the award by swearing loudly and then thanking his parents for letting him play with crayons.” (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6186459.html)

  21. Oliver Snyders Says:

    YOU WON!!!! YAY!!!!!

    Amazing, Petri. Congratulations!

  22. Reko / Sumea Says:

    Congrats, well deserved! πŸ˜€

  23. Jsticker Says:

    Fuck Yeah!

  24. Chris Says:

    Wow! Congratulations Petri!

  25. Henry Says:

    Thanks for that beautiful game and congratulations on winning!

  26. Marcus Says:

    Congratulations on winning that Seumas McNally Grand Prize!

    When I stumbled on the Crayon Physics prototype I thought ‘What a divine idea!!!’
    Later, seeing the YouTube-video, I found it even more fascinating (well, I’ aware that I was not the only one…)

    Great job, really! May your creativity flow endlessly!

  27. v.dog Says:

    Congrats on the big win, Petri. You deserve it, mate. πŸ™‚

  28. Entar Says:

    Congratulations! Great job on Crayon Physics Deluxe, can’t wait to see how it turns out in the final version.

  29. Lynx Says:

    Bravo pour ton prix, on attend ton jeu avec impatience !!!

  30. Spunkycomics Says:

    great work! Im glad you won!

    I cant wait for the release!

    (i played the audiosurf demo, anything by Sammy Hagar worked great! Especially “Lay your hand on me”)

  31. Popoyt Says:

    Loads of congrats, and i feel sorry for you about that Wii ripoff… Stealing a concept like this is just disgusting.

  32. keijjo Says:

    Onneksi olkoon. Sitte kun kehitΓ€t sarjakuvantekopelin, vihjase mulle.

    sarjakuvaope Limingasta

  33. logr Says:

    Congratulation for your prize! You really deserved it!