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Happiness & Terror: I’m going to be in the Game Design Challenge at GDC

January 3, 2008

I get this email:

Hi Brenda!

Would you be interested in participating in this year’s Game Design Challenge? Alexey Pajitnov, as last year’s champ, is returning and I need to invite the other two…

We’re talking the GDC Game Design Challenge 2008. Visualize me sitting there and reading the email about 10 times before I even react. That I’d just spent the day at Firaxis (home of Sid Meier, the uber-designer) made the moment all the more Twilight Zone-esque. Will Shigeru call for dinner?

This is the closest I’ve ever come to experiencing every emotion simultaneously. Stark terror is the present reigning emotion, but it will pass.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2008 12:19 am

    Haha! Stark terror? Nah, don’t worry — rock the competition. Good luck! 😉

  2. January 4, 2008 12:52 am

    Rock on, girl!

  3. January 4, 2008 7:03 am

    Really good news! Congratulations, and good luck! 🙂

  4. January 4, 2008 11:54 am

    WHA?! That’s awesome!

  5. January 4, 2008 12:46 pm

    How very exciting and frightening at the same time! Perhaps frightciting? I’d love to attend the session, as I’m sure you’ll come up with something brilliant.

  6. January 4, 2008 2:57 pm

    That is absolutely awesome.
    If Shigeru calls you for dinner, I won’t be surprised. Only more enthused.

  7. January 4, 2008 7:13 pm

    I think I can safely assume that will never happen.

  8. January 4, 2008 7:46 pm

    Kick some ass, Brenda! 😀

  9. James Ferris permalink
    January 8, 2008 8:59 am

    Having seen your abilities first-hand, I have faith.
    Go get ’em!

  10. January 8, 2008 1:42 pm

    James! Hey, it’s great to hear from you again.

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