It’s been about a month since the last blog post, so from here on out I’m aiming for more consistency.
As we’re trying to get our name and game out there, we’ve begun to try to find and apply for as many exhibitions and competitions as we can.
On April 9, we were fortunate to be given the opportunity to participate in our first exhibit of The Rabbit and the Owl thanks to the wonderful Briana Aea of IGDA Sacramento and Gabriel Gutierrez of Nascent Games who both ran the Sacramento Indie Arcade, an event celebrating all aspects of game development in and around the Sacramento area.
It was 8 hours of bliss. Hundreds of people showed up at the event, and every booth had people lining up. The energy was high all day, and it was amazing seeing so many people enjoy the game and offer feedback. I also didn’t even think that so many families would come, so there were children aged 5-12 playing the game. What a different perspective! To be among those who can create the games I would’ve loved as a child and actually see children play the game was priceless.
There was a hugely positive reception towards the game. This has definitely inspired me to work even harder at the game and boost my confidence in the game. What really took the cake was what happened at the end of the event. Unbeknownst to us, there were 2 secret judges going through all the games and checking them all out. Out of around 35-40 developer teams, The Rabbit and the Owl was named as winner of that contest. We were awarded an all-access pass to Casual Connect, so we’ll be attending that on July 18-20 in San Francisco!
Now I’m working in preparation for a wave of events coming up. We plan to submit to IndieCade and IndiePrize which are due on May 15 and May 31, respectively. Also, we are set to exhibit again at two separate events in Seattle - iFEST and Power of Play. It still feels unreal we’ve finally reached the point of actually showing the game to people. The Seattle Indie Game Competition is also at Power of Play which we’ve already applied for. Fingers crossed for becoming a finalist for that!
That’s it for now in terms of upcoming events. As a side note, we’re working on T-shirts which I hope will come out awesome. We will definitely order enough to give away as prizes and whatnot. Hopefully things will continue to look up!