Thursday , February 22 2024
A discussion panel looking at the tale of how one game went from student title to a full-fledged XBLA one.

PAX East 2010 Liveblog: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom: From Student Game to XBLA Title

PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas, there are nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content, the best part of PAX East is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games.

This particular panel will tell us the story of how The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom went from a student thesis project made at the University of Southern California to a full-fledged XBLA downloadable console title. Learn how the game was designed and the lessons gleaned as those involved transitioned from a rag-tag bunch of students to a rag-tag indie game development studio. Other highlights include ridiculous anecdotes from publisher pitches, demonstrations of early Winterbottom prototypes, talking through the game’s iterative design process, and most importantly: how Winterbottom became obsessed with pie. This talk is both a postmortem, and tale of how the dream of a few game development students can turn into a reality.

This liveblog will follow the panel hosted by Paul Bellezza (Producer, The Odd Gentlemen) and Matt Korba (Creative Director/Lead Designer, The Odd Gentlemen). The liveblog will begin at 6:30 PM EDT on Friday March 26th.

About Michael Prince

A longtime video game fan starting from simple games on the Atari 2600 to newer titles on a bleeding edge PC I play everything I can get my hands on.

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