Ground Control to Major Tom

We’re going to make a game.

Following the launch of the PressPause site the other day and the call-out to see who would be interested in taking part in the workshop, I’ve been very happy to see such an enthusiastic response — more than I was expecting, to be honest — and so we are definitely going to be doing this.

I’d like to also give out a big thanks to Daryl Cole, a Tokyo-based developer orginally from Ireland, who will be leading the workshop in showing us all how to use the Unity engine. He contacted me after the initial post I wrote here, and is genuinely interested in working on a group project like this.

So what next?

I’m going to wait a week or so to collect all the names of the people who are interested in taking part (if you are interested and haven’t done so yet, please drop me a note), and then I’ll contact everyone with a time and place for the first meeting. Considering the number of people who have already expressed interest, it looks like we’ll be organizing teams, instead of everyone just working together on the same thing. The discussion that happens at that first meeting will also help determine how we can properly do this.


So again, big thanks to everyone who has shown interest, and also to those of you who helped spread the word about the project.

Oh, and on the PressPause site I only used the abbreviated version of the logo I created, but here’s the full logo, in all its retro glory.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.