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Dr. Caligula’s Pirate Willy Workshop might be impossible to reproduce, even with the best colour photocopier. We hope you’re ready. Wetgenes will be running it at Feral Vector, and we’ll say no more for now.


DOOM! The DOOM Piano is returning to life and will be at Feral Vector. Built in 2013 with a host of designers including Sos Sosowski, George Buckenham, and Jonatan van Hove, we got quite a few accusations it was faked. It wasn’t. It’s a fully functional piano that also creates keyboard input, and runs a custom build of DOOM. Here’s a video of Martin Hollis playing it. We’re bringing it up to Yorkshire and refurbishing it. Here’s a photo of the not-durable-enough guts we put in it the first time:

DOOM Piano guts

Henrike Lode will be travelling over from Copenhagen to give an expanded version of her talk “Games No One Wants To Make With Me“. Henrike is also one of the developers behind Machineers, but has many, many other ideas for games. Such as:

“This is nipple effect. I want to make game where you’re presented with a picture of breasts that you have to identify as male or female, and if you think they’re female you have to cover the nipples with a picture of male nipples, but if you accidentally place male nipples on male breasts you lose because that’s censorship.”

We’ll also be exhibiting Aubrey Hesselgren’s The World is Flat with this yogaball controller:

We’ve played with it and it’s extraordinarily satisfying to use!

There will also be two talks on subjects that affect people in technical fields perhaps a bit more highly than others: Fear and anxiety. himynameischuck will be giving a short talk on anxiety and his short game i’ve been late, titled “you are all ghosts”…


…and Johnny Marshall/The Mighty Git, developer of Mighty Tactical Shooter, will be giving his Spotter’s Guide to Fear.


More tomorrow, programme and day tickets on Wednesday.

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