Creekside Live turned into a hot and heated spectacle last Monday night filled with beverages, burlesque dancers and pulse-pounding performances at the IGDA and ScreenBurn at SXSW-sponsored “1024-Bit Battle Royale 2010: SSH Complex.” Kain Shin, senior gameplay programmer for Arkane Studios and IGDA Austin member, served as the rock star emcee for the night, shouting from center stage, “The show is about to begin!”
And begin the show did as an amalgam of different acts and activities littered the dance floor, from burlesque dancers dressed as popular video games characters, dancing drenched in eroticism that ended with stripteases that left little to the imagination, and performances that shook the foundations of Creekside Live from bands such as Mysterious H, Deserts of Mars, Giggle Party, Whitefall, Here Lies Lester Moore and others.
Hundreds of dollars worth of prizes were also awarded to the brave souls who took stage to participate in the most, um, imaginative contests ever, to say the least. Standout contest was the “Best WORST Game Design Competition,” a clever parody of the ScreenBurn at SXSW Casual and AAA Game Design Competitions sponsored by USA Network the day before. Notable worst game ideas included “Monopoly in C++,” “Excel Spreadsheet Maker,” and grand prize winner “Grandmas Behind Door #1 and Door #2.” Details aren’t needed for obvious reasons.
IGDA and ScreenBurn at SXSW presents 1024-Bit Battle Royale 2010: SSH Complex was a smashing success and a unique event for all kinds of digital creatives. Only ScreenBurn at SXSW can bring you the wildest parties while getting game developers together under one roof. It’ll leave you breathless as it did emcee Shin by the end of the night.
“I don’t know how much longer I can do this!” Kain shouted. With IGDA and ScreenBurn, your best bet is to prepare for the best!