Apotheca is moving along nicely. We are trying hard to deliver the finished files to the manufacturer by December 1st.
Over the past few weeks I went to two tabletop events: Sasquatch Board Games Festival in Seattle, WA, and Metatopia in Morristown, NJ. This is the second time I've gone to Sasquatch.
Wow, we’ve been busy. Knee Jerk is making its way through the review world, with a majority of great results so far. My favorite quote to date is from Board Game Corner: “I think you have a hit on your hands here.” We’ve been prepping a lot of content for the Kickstarter page: the project video, reward tiers, shipping prices, stretch goals, press/testimonials/reviews, etc.
The work on my context-switching party game, Knee-Jerk, continues. Since its inception, the game has been simple and fun. In short, it’s been good, but not GREAT.
Back in December I met up with two of my friends from grad school on Orcas Island: Francisco, who works at Schell Games in Pittsburgh, and Aaron, formerly of PopCap San Francisco and Delectable. A generous friend of mine lent us his cabin for a few days, which turned out to be the perfect place for our first design retreat.
You know it’s early when you wake up before Google sends you your daily calendar. Today I’m flying down to Las Vegas for the GAMA Trade Show to meet new folks and talk shop.
Last Saturday, Gamezebo published an article I wrote on transitioning from video games to board games. It was pretty well-received, despite some initial naysayers. I was disappointed to see that but we’re on good terms now. One thing I really want to work into my spy game is some form of Capture the Flag (CTF)