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Edmund McMillen's 29th Birthday

Add Comment! By John Graham on March 13th, 2009

Hey guys some of you may have noticed that we missed our blog post on Sunday night (I know Roboneko did because he stopped by on Meebo to tell me). However, I feel we had a fairly legitimate excuse because we were visiting Edmund McMillen (Gish) for his 29th birthday!

David, Jeff and I got to road trip to Santa Cruz with Derek Yu (Aquaria) and Tom Francis (from PC Gamer UK, visiting all the way from Britain). After enjoying the chance to pick their brains about the state of the gaming universe on all topics from Spore to Spelunky, we arrived at Edmunds party.

Jeff, David, Edmund, John

It almost felt unreal because we have never seen so many indie gaming giants in the same place at the same time. The above is a picture of Edmund graciously accepting our humble gift of homemade Gish balloons. From left to right that's Jeff, David, Edmund and me.

Below is a picture of Jonathon Blow (Braid), Kyle Gabler (World of Goo) and our very own David Rosen (Lugaru).

Jon, Kyle, David

It was really amazing to get so many cool perspectives on the gaming industry from guys with so much experience. I was within earshot of these three for a good part of their conversation but when they hit the topic of graphics optimization and texture compression I knew it was time for me to get a beer.

Sadly we don't have any other pictures to show off but other highlights included getting to play Dance Dance Revolution with Derek and joining forces with Tom for some X-Men Arcade. We want to thank Edmund for inviting us to such an awesome event on his special day and we hope to see everyone again at GDC.