I like Slamdance. I entered PuffBOMB last year, and was a finalist for the casual game award. Since then, I’ve been excited that a more “artful” game competition was beginning to take off. Winners receive a funky ugly dog statuette. Cool!
It’s a real shame, and I hope something good comes from the controversy, rather than developing in to more Jack Thompson style heat for our industry. The situation is all bad, no matter how many games pull out or stay in. I don’t even think Slamdance changing their minds would help at this point, regardless of the intentions of the letter.
I could and would really like to go off more on this, but I can’t afford to. I’ll be cheering and booing from the sidelines. Go team!