At a Distance at Eurogamer Expo 2011

So, for the last couple of days I’ve been hanging around the Indie Games Arcade at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo, showing people my No Quarter game At a Distance. There’s still one day left and I’m absolutely exhausted, but it’s been a lot of fun. I’m really pleased with how well it’s gone down at the expo too – it’s very encouraging that almost everyone who gives it a try ends up playing it all the way through to the end.

The expo’s not even over yet, and a couple of people have already written a bit about it (warning, major spoilers): there’s a preview of the game up on DIYGamer, and an incredibly flattering review on dealspwn.

I’ll talk a bit more about it when I get back to Cambridge next week, but something cool happened today that I wanted to mention – when I came back from lunch today, I found this stuck on the wall above the game:

This left me absolutely speechless – At a Distance was nominated for game of the show, alongside massive big budget blockbuster sequels like Call of Duty MW 3, Skyrim, and Uncharted 3. My chances are actually winning are probably non-existent, of course, but it’s an incredible honour to even be considered.

Tomorrow’s the last day of the expo; if you’re in London and you’d like to give it a try, consider making a trip down to Earl’s Court and checking it out πŸ™‚ There’s lots of other cool things to see in the indie arcade too, so it’s well worth a visit!


12 Comments so far

  1. Zero on September 24th, 2011

    Congratulations, sir. You’re a household name for a reason.

  2. Jasper on September 25th, 2011


  3. Stian Stark on September 25th, 2011

    Wow, that’s great, congrats Terry! Those expo places are probably too noisy to hear any sounds from the game (?), but it’s a totally awesome game even without them. Yay!

  4. pubjoe on September 25th, 2011

    I’m gutted that I missed a chance to play this. I would have gone to the show just to try At a Distance, but with my Wife and Son’s Birthdays over the last couple of days I had no chance. πŸ™

    Do you hope to display it anywhere else in the UK in the future? Preferably London or somewhere South.

  5. Terry on September 26th, 2011

    Thanks, all πŸ™‚

    pubjob: I’m gonna stay on the look out for more opportunities to share the game with people! Hopefully it’ll be somewhere close to you again soon πŸ™‚

    Stian: Yeah, it completely sucked that people had to play the game without music. Especially since it was situated really close to this obnoxious dancing game that was blaring the same four or five songs over and over for four days straight. πŸ™ Hopefully that won’t be an issue at Indiecade, with any luck.

  6. SirBryghtside on September 26th, 2011

    I went to EuroGamer on Sunday, but didn’t get a chance to play the game πŸ™

    Every time I looked, it was busy… would it be possible to have more than one (well, technically two) PCs going at once?

  7. Gregg B on September 27th, 2011

    Played it, absolutely loved it and pulled myself away so I could savour it at home with sound and with a friend (I didn’t even know there was sound). I can’t believe how close and how obnoxiously loud that Just Dance game/area was. They should have put it near the front somewhere, or in the center.

    I also spoke to you Terry, I say ‘spoke’, more like gibbered incoherently. Note to self: don’t talk to people you respect without being prepared.

  8. Joe Hammond on September 27th, 2011

    Yeah I hated the fact that the whole Indie games section was right next to Just Dance 3, and it was so loud.

    But the game was great. The guy I was playing with said to me that it’s the kind of game that you’d need to properly sit down and explore, and I agree. I would want to play with the sound on properly. I’d definitely buy it.

  9. MichaΓ…β€š Gancarski on September 28th, 2011

    Terry, it was a pleasure to be able to shake your hand in thanks for the work you have done on VVVVVV. Again, the Indie Arcade was the most interesting place of the whole expo.

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