This is just a quick post letting you all know that we will be setting up a booth over at the Ottawa Geek Market on March 23 & 24. This marks our first opportunity to showcase the game to the general public as well as our first time tabling a booth. We have our set up planned and a cool new banner printed and ready to go!
As far as what we will be showcasing, we currently have a working and stable prototype with a full tutorial, AI bots, and customizable matches. This means that at the drop of a hat, we are able to jump into an event like this with plenty to show.
The challenges ahead of us come with a streamlined and presentable UI for newcomers. Our aim is not to have the best looking UI ready to go, but to make sure that it can be navigated clearly. Also, we are working to get a build of the game that will have CPU battles running in the background. This will allow us to present the game on a larger TV screen for passersby. By having the game itself run a loop of random CPU matches, our game will let people lingering around the booth to see all aspects of our game and what is included.
Lastly, there are the general headaches of planning for a booth. Since the event is going to have about 8000+ attendees, we have to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. This means setting up early, anticipating hiccups (backups backups backups) and trying to account for any number of unknowns coming our way.
Despite this, I think this is a great opportunity and a fun way to finally showcase our game. We want to thank everyone over at the Geek Market for not only hosting the event, but having faith that our game will be a worthwhile addition to the festival.
If you’re in the Ottawa area and want to see first hand what we’ve been working on, please drop by and say hello!