GDC day one (well day one half) March 2, 2015 cliffski Gah… The first time I attended GDC I wrote an article about how it can be good *if* you are a sociable networking type, and it can probably suck if you aren’t, and if you are randomly one or the other (like me), then it can be a mixed bag. That kinda hits home right now. I’ve been to two talks, and they were ok, and chatted to a few people at the show, but not many, and I am just not someone who is going to introduce themselves to strangers. To quote mr darcy… “I certainly have not the talent which some people possess, of conversing easily with those I have never seen before.” Of course that’s just one of many ways in which I am like Mr Darcy. But anyway… I’m really glad I’ve arranged to go along to some indie meal tonight, because I know at least *one* person there, and if I sit down and order food I”ll *have* to talk to people, which is probably what I should be doing, and with any luck I can tag along with someone who goes to the other party afterwards. Maybe I should drink some wine :D I find it quite difficult to write about stuff like this, which is kind of why I do it. I’m sure there are hundreds of blog posts and tweets right now from happy outgoing game developers about how cool it is to hook up with so many like-minded individuals, and thats awesome, I just realize I’m the shy, slightly awkward british dude sat in his hotel room networking with nobody, typing and eating some pretty gross cheese snacks and wishing there was a bloody kettle.