Has anyone previewed their game at a convention?

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Post » Sat May 30, 2015 5:08 am

Just wondering if anyone has taken their game to a gaming or comic convention and let the public play the game. Thinking of doing this sometime, the feedback could be very helpful.
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Post » Sat May 30, 2015 9:22 am

I have - and yes, the feedback is very helpful!
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Post » Sun May 31, 2015 7:01 am

@sqiddster Which convention did you go to?
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Post » Sun May 31, 2015 2:10 pm

@Aurel displayed The next Penelope to PAX and Gamescom IIRC.
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Post » Sun May 31, 2015 4:37 pm

Yeah we had Dethlands at SXSW and smaller conventions (I didn't attend them myself, though). Honestly I don't think they're that important. With this thing called the world wide web you can get feedback from thousands of people in a fraction of the time ;)

I guess it's fun to see people playing your game..but there are also LP videos for that!
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Post » Sun May 31, 2015 5:11 pm

The most important thing with conventions is to actually MEET editors and youtubers so they know you for the next months.

I haven't attended a convention in the last months and really feel a difference with the game's launch right now.

Early access release (PAX + Gamescom) > posts on every major websites like destructoid, rock paper shotgun, gamespot, younameit.
Full release 2 days ago (out of money for conventions for months) > I got to contact sites one by one to tell them I still kind of exist.

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Post » Sun May 31, 2015 10:51 pm

I showed at PAX east, PAX prime, PAX aus, GDC, Denver comic con.

The main attraction in going is to meet press face-to-face but I was never really lucky in that regard.
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Post » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:29 am

Not yet, but I'm planning to as I'm getting close to release. :)
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Post » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:11 pm

I've only previewed my game at our local public showcase of indie developers. I got about 2 hours of watching different people play Courier (and there was a line!). The feedback and communication was really valuable to me, but it obviously wasn't a big press thing.
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Post » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:55 pm

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I've attended the same local event twice now. Obviously a pretty small thing, but some of the speakers were bigger names.

I wrote up my thoughts/experiences/lessons learned after the first one I did last year, might be helpful. https://medium.com/@donkeyspaceman/epxcon-2014-postmortem-4665ec27c2e3
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