Huddle up!: Making the [SPOILER] of 'INSIDE'
Mikkel Bøgeskov Svendsen (Playdead)
Andreas Normand Grøntved (Playdead)
Søren Trautner Madsen (Playdead)
Lasse Jon Fuglsang Pedersen (Playdead)
In Playdead's 'INSIDE', "The Huddle", aka the blob as dubbed by players, is the form you take in the conclusive chapter of the game. It was a big task in the production, and one with much uncertainty. It took several years and several people to get it standing on its feet, but it was no calculated effort. In the years it was being made, a third of the company worked on, or rather jammed on it. Everyone involved added their own expertise, without order, as a sort of hive mind making hive mind. The team at Playdead will peel apart the layers they've woven together, exposing dynamic arms imposed on a sack of physics bodies, moved by physics and animation as one, and glued together by shading. Through all the details, they'll show how an unstable, decentralized collaboration can lead to an unexpectedly whole and alive creature, albeit chaotic.