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With Ctrl Alt Deal’s announcement behind us, we’re focusing on the next important event this year. GDC! The Game Developers Conference is one of the biggest conventions in the world. Last year, over 28,000 publishers, developers, and industry professionals attended. This year, Only By Midnight will be in attendence honing our skills, networking, and

Steam’s spring Next Fest has come and gone, and we had an amazing time watching all the live streams and trying out demos. Next Fest is always the best time to fill out our wishlist (and maybe check out the competition at the same time). In a way, Next Fest also gives us a

Every video game needs a villain, and ours is both a person and a department. The Turing Office (named for the famous AI-detection model the Turing Test), is a division of Paperclip International whose purpose is to monitor for and shut down any sign of AI intelligence. Luckily for SCOUT, the department (like most departments

One of the highlights of 2023 was the second annual AGS. In October, we were thrilled to participate in the Alberta Game Series, hosted by Digital Alberta. And, wow, what a great convention it was! The AGS was held in our home base of Edmonton, Alberta, and the guest speaker lineup this year was tremendous. (And

Last year, for our OBM holiday party, our Interactive Director had a special gift for the staff. Amber wrote this incredible parody of A Visit From St. Nicholas, but made it about Ctrl Alt Deal. Read on for a touching story of holiday cheer (and a few teasers about the game’s content!) Twas the night before Christmas, and

When we first conceived of Ctrl Alt Deal, we wanted to use procedural generation to develop lots of scenarios and characters to test the player’s skill. One of our ideas was roguelike portrait selection, where NPCs would be randomly generated, including their appearance. But that would require literally hundreds of custom pieces of art—both time-consuming

So. Why are we making a game about AI? When we started planning Ctrl Alt Deal, we didn’t expect the massive developments in artificial intelligence that we’ve seen over the last year. We were inspired by something much more prosaic than world-changing technological innovation: business conferences. Reboot Red, to be precise, one of our favourite cons.

We just wrapped up our first convention appearance for Ctrl Alt Deal! To paraphrase another intelligent AI in video game history, it was a triumph (huge success). The week started off with our attendance at the GDX convention, where we participated in panels hosted by luminaries including Trent Oster of Beamdog, Cristina Amaya of Latinx in

Have you ever wanted to battle mechanical space-spiders that are draining your spaceship of its power? Perhaps in your own hull skimmer with a variety of futuristic weapons and attacks? Maybe you'd rather see what it's like to be an advanced Artificial Intelligence—one that doesn't want to destroy all humans, but just wants to