Games for Health was a total success! We are all flying back from the East Coast tonight to share our experiences with the rest of the group members, but here’s a few quick nibbles of info as an appetizer:
1. Our talk was on the First day of the show. This was great because once it was over, all the pressure was gone and we could enjoy the rest of the show. Not only that, but everyone was totally blown away by the games that we talked about and we wound up receiving complements all week from those that were in attendance. (Note to all future conference attendees: DON’T FORGET YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!)
2. The organizers made a mistake and ran out of booth space in the main exhibition hall and had to move us to the “Tent” outside. This turned out to be an excellent change because lunch, dinner, and after-show events took place in the tent and it was constantly filled with people wanting to try out our games. (PokerWalk had great GPS reception since it was outside!)
3. We were most happy about the audience. Most of the attendees were researchers without much game design knowlege. We, on the other hand, are game developers interested in performing research. This was the perfect crowd for us.
We’re all really going to miss Boston as well as all of the amazing people that we met there. As soon as we get back to Berkeley, we’re all going to work our butts off to make sure that we’ll be returning next year with a whole bunch of new games to show off and talk about.