Alistair Aitcheson is an indie developer who specialises in playful installations, custom-made game hardware, and interactive performances. He sees his games as a springboard for human interaction, encouraging players to bend rules and make the technology their own.
Running an independent games studio since 2010, he cut his professional teeth in mobile games. He has created games that are now installed in museums in both the UK and Germany, and was nominated for the Alt.Ctrl.GDC award for The Book Ritual: a game controlled using a paper shredder and real books.
Alistair's playable comedy show has been performed across the UK, Europe and the USA. His work has been nominated for awards at A MAZE 2016 in Berlin, and won awards at the IndieCade Festival in 2015 and 2017.
Winner of the 2017 IndieCade Jury Choice Award, The Incredible Playable Show is an interactive video game comedy show where you, the audience, take to the stage!
A selection of unique games, played with unusual controllers, will get audience members up out of their seats and running around the room. Become human buttons, take on the Power Rangers, zap each other with barcode scanners, and play Pac-Man using inflatable toys. Or sit back, and watch your friends literally become cogs in a hilarious machine!
Everyone welcome - you don't need a conference pass to attend this session and there will be free beer!
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
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