Play the game speed dating 2
I had imagined a highly exclusive event room with individual tables for each of the designers, and stoic publishers dressed to the nines in highly formal uniforms who couldn’t be bothers with anything less than an AAA game ready to ship — I could not have been further from the truth.
Instead of an exclusive room, we had a dedicated corner of the main free gaming hall.
I could go on and on about the entire experience, but you are here because you want to know what happened at the Designer/Publisher Speed dating event, hosted by the Indie Game Alliance, and what you could learn from my experience.
While that is factual, my initial expectations were wildly inaccurate.Ask your mystery men five questions and choose the guy whose answers you like best. Input your name and age and pick the gender you want to play as then enter into a world of speed dating.You could choose to use a voice or even video recorder, but you would more likely have to ask permission to do so.
In any case, you will likely not have the time or wherewithal to take notes yourself, so have someone do it for you.Due to the limited time of each pitch — six minutes — I chose to omit an explanation of some of the components but I still prominently displayed them to encourage the publisher to ask the burning question — “what are these cool looking things?