We were off at Dublin Comic Con promoting Dare to Dream and Exquisite Beast for the weekend. We had a fantastic time sharing our games with people, plus it was also pretty great to actually have a finished product to sell for the first time!
We were located up in the Game Developer Room, which meant we got to hang out with some awesome fellow creators for the weekend. Next to us were Fickle Games with their game Rampunctious, a game of terrible puns. In addition to inflicting tidal waves of puns on all passersby for the weekend, Fickle Games were also there to promote Celtic Cardboard, a new group formed to promote indie tabletop gaming companies in Ireland. They are definitely worth talking to if you are an aspiring analog game maker! (Full disclosure, we are also members of Celtic Cardboard)
We also befriended some developers of the digital variety. We had some great talks about tech with the guys from Newlove Games who were doing some live dev work for their sci-fi FPS on the convention floor. Just across from us were Funbakers with their Augmented Reality Victorian Detective game Silent Streets. I had already given Silent Streets a go at a previous event and have to say its style and writing are fantastic. I also finally got a chance to play Backworlds, a really interesting and surprisingly challenging puzzle platformer. I had seen Backworlds at some other events but had never managed to fight my way to their PC in order to play it. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a puzzle game with excellent style and puzzles that are far more about logic and using the tools at hand than they are about twitch reflexes.
But the most fun part of the convention was without a doubt taking Theodore, our mascot for Dare to Dream, around and letting him have fun with the cosplayers! These are just a few of our favourite shots, you can find more in our gallery!
Theodore, plus Sean, also got to meet Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman!