Angry Mango

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Dare to be Digital Interviews

We've been meticulously preparing and practicing for our Dare to be Digital 2010 interview. With over 100 teams entering internationally and only 10 or so getting through, the competition is going to be stiff.

Team Photo - Dare to be Digital Interview

Upon getting on the bus to London I realised I didn't know anything that I was saying off by heart. I crammed in 3 hours worth of memorising and had just about got all the info I needed in my brain by the time we arrived. After 5 or so group runthroughs we fixed any final problems and were confident in ourselves that we were good to go. To celebrate we went off to China Town and ate copious amounts of Chinese food.

The next day we woke up and went on our merry way to the interview. I had drugged away any nerves that I had with some lovely placebo rescue-remedy that really did the trick. We loitered around for a while before being invited in and introduced to guys from Sony and Sega. After several shaky technical failures we were able to get off to a good start and pitched really well. Then when the questions came round our extensive practicing came into play and we were able to fire off well researched answers, seemingly to the satisfaction of the judges.

Gregg, Kate, Matt and Ahmed - Dare to be Digital Interview

We came out feeling like we'd pitched the game idea as well as we possibly could have. The super preparation really paid off and the attention to detail, such as getting matching T-shirts printed and having a fully animated presentation really paid off.

Gregg, Kate, Matt and Ahmed - Dare to be Digital Interview

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