Dreamhack Montreal 2016!

This past weekend was the first ever Dreamhack Montreal 2016 also the first Dreamhack Canada to take place, I think (I could be wrong). Despite it being a last minute unplanned event that I decided to attend and I didn’t really stay too long, it was an extremely fun evening to meet with developers and try out their games. Some of them are on Steam early access, some were kickstarted successfully and a work in progress and others are already in progress. There was games for mobile, consoles and PC. It reminded me that I need to get a new graphics card as soon as possible and upgrade my PC into something at least resembling a gaming station.

Let’s take a quick look at the Friday evening at Dreamhack Montreal 2016!!

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Lets take a walkthrough of what there was…

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Twitch LAN area for BYOC

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Computer Hardware stuff

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On-stage Tournament: Super Smash Bros

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Starcraft 2 Tournament (also on Twitch Livestream)

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Retro Gaming

Finally, the meat of the visit was all about this area!

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Indie Game Zone

There was these games present:

  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Z’Isle
  • Epic Manager
  • Bootleg Systems
  • Children of  Zodiarcs
  • Feudal Feud
  • Bomb Conflict
  • Subaeria
  • The Black Watchmen
  • Cefore

In the zone, there was also an area to lie down to play some of the games present including the bonus of Ultimate Chicken Horse.

I had the chance to talk to the developers of Epic Manager, Children of Zodiarcs, Feudal Feud and The Black Watchmen. I also visited Bomb Conflict which us at Game Warp just did an interview with. If you missed that, you can check it out HERE. The calmer evening was a good choice since I managed to have a nice chat with a few of them and learn more about their games. The detailed Indie Game Zone coverage will be over at That Moment In soon. I’ll link it up here when it goes live.

Overall…Dreamhack Montreal was a great experience. I wasn’t there for long but hopefully if I get into the esports side of things I’ll be more involved. However, just having the chance to talk to indie developers was a lot of fun, especially trying out some of their games as well.

Dreamhack Montreal is aiming to be an annual event. I think I read that somewhere so hopefully it happens because I look forward to checking it out again.

Its a short post today!
I promise things will get back to normal. Its been a time management issue.
I’ve been trying to wrap up the featured game for Game Warp, Song of the Deep the last few days.
I promise I’m not lying. I’ve been streaming almost everything except this morning’s so you can watch that if you want to see it HERE.

Any gaming events going on near you?

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