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Flipside Interviews and Articles

Jun 21, 2008

And now for something completely different. Well, slightly different anyway.

FLIPSIDE posterIn May last year I was Lead Game Programmer on the one-month student game production Flipside. The game has just one level, but it has a unique premise accompanied with a fantastic and crazy artistic style. Read more about it on playflipside.com or get my own angle on it on my website.

It ended up winning of the 12 Independent Games Festival 2008 Student Showcase Awards and we went to GDC in San Francisco to show it off at the IGF booths. (Note that we live across the Atlantic Ocean in Denmark.) We didn't win the Best Student Game Award though.

However, we got a lot of attention. Since a video interview with us have just been put online by Noesis Interactive, I'll use this opportunity to just mention some of the places where Flipside has been in the media.

ModDB.com / Noesis ModTV Interview
June 2008

The popular games and modding site ModDB.com features a video interview with Thomas Pilgaard and Rune Skovbo Johansen about the making of FLIPSIDE.

Click the image to view the full video interview

Politiken (DK)
Section 2, May 15 2008

The daily newspaper Politiken has an almost full page article about the essense of nordic games, and Flipside is used as a prime example, with two big screenshots from the game.

Click the image to view the full article

ModCenter.com Interview
February 29, 2007

ModCenter, "your one-stop resource for all your game development needs", features an interview with me about the making of Flipside.

Open ModCenter interview in a new window

Games for Windows (US & CA)
Issue 15, February 2008

US and Canada magazine "Games for Windows - The Official Magazine" has a half page review of FLIPSIDE in their February issue. Sorry for the poor quality scan.

Click the image to view the full article

PC ZONE (UK)
Issue 184, September 2007

UK magazine PC ZONE has a full page review of FLIPSIDE in their september issue. PC ZONE is sold in about 40.000 copies monthly.

"Flipside is such a highly stylized and impressive mod, with such a simple and original premise, that it almost feels wrong to be playing it for free"

Click the image to view the full article

PC ACTION (German)
September 2007

German magazine PC ACTION has a half page review of FLIPSIDE in their september issue. PC ACTION is sold in about 80.000 copies monthly.

"WERTUNG: SEHR GUT"

Click the image to view the full article

PC GAMES (German)
September 2007

The magazine PC GAMES has a half page review of FLIPSIDE in their september issue and they have FLIPSIDE included on their cover DVD. PC GAMES is sold in about 175.000 copies monthly.

Click the image to view the full article

ModDB.com
June 2007

The popular games and modding site ModDB.com features an article on FLIPSIDE in their REVIEWS section.

"The game, quite simply, looks amazing. Everything about it, from the textures that look pasted onto cardboard cut-outs to the manic, false grin on the main character's face, makes FLIPSIDE infinitely more interesting to look at than the standard mods we see these days. When I first flipped the world over to see the darker perception of reality, I literally gasped out loud. It's a magic moment and one that everyone should experience."

Click to view the full article:
Open ModDB.com review in a new window

Ok, nuff' ego-tripping for now...

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