A month or so ago now, Charlie and Mike from the most prestigious ISG went up to Norwich to show Wing Kings at the Games Festival.
Smooth drive up, stopping only to get a pair of Olympic Breakfasts from the Little Chef.
We set up with two PSVitas, one of which was plugged into a monitor via HDMI.
We didn’t bov with a poster behind us because fuck it.
Throughout the day we had lots of visitors playing the build. People loved hijacking enemy planes and really got in to working up the skill to land. We also got the idea to remove certain damage to keep the momentum of the game going from watching lots of players die and make weird ‘gmmmmmpphhh‘ noises.
Then this happened which was awesome.
The trip was a great opportunity to witness how people play the game and spotting any obstacles to fun that people may run into.
An event like this, safe well organised and eclectic, is always a pleasure to attend. As a developer, it’s absolutely invaluable seeing what a seven year old boy, a 30 year old girl and a dude in his 70’s feels about your game. Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood from the trees when you’re balls deep in making a game, and experiencing it from a new angle is mega beneficial.
We also learned that there is an upper limit to the amount of full English breakfasts one should really eat over a weekend.