It seems that in this business you just can’t google enough. The white whale of the business is The Game tradition, with its totally ungooglable key words. “The Game” yields you a rapper and “game control” returns various game controllers. So, I’m not surprised that I learned of the existence of the GC Summit events only today.
The event looks a lot like a tiny Knutepunkt of The Game community, which is intended as a compliment. The really cool thing is that they have their video presentatations online (2009, 2008 and 2007). Great insider looks at the thing; it is very interesting to hear The Gamers speak about their thing in their own vernacular.
Also, in a Knutepunkt style, some Gamers have also decided to get a living out of their passion. The open games of Shinteki seem to draw upon the puzzle end of the tradition and run for some $100 per person in San Francisco.
Photo courtesy of Scott and Karina’s Photo Gallery (Creative Commons).