The Action Points Podcast

Victory Pointers 011 - Game Industry Conventions

April 12, 2016

 

Kim and Sye have been busy attending some game industry conventions, GAMA in Las Vegas and the Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair in Melbourne, so we catch up with them to find out what goes on at those events. We also chat about playtesting etiquette, especially in typical board game convention settings.

Kim Brebach – @secretbasegames / secretbasegames.com

Aaron Lim - @ehronlime / theactionpointspodcast.com

Sye Robertson - @syelon / syelon.com

 

What we talked about

1:00 - Playtesting etiquette, tips on playtesting

6:08 - Pitching and promoting a game while playtesting

11:00 - Information on local playtesting events in Melbourne and Sydney

13:30 - What goes on at the GAMA Trade Show?

16:05 - How to get to the GAMA Trade Show

19:30 - How costly is the GAMA Trade Show?

20:18 - Dealing with distributors

23:45 - Being a designer at GAMA

26:54 - Investing in graphic design for board games

32:22 - Going to GAMA as a publisher

34:18 - Importance of US presence for publishers outside the US

38:56 - Alternate avenues for board games outside specialty retail

42:54 - What goes on at the Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair

 

Links to what we talked about

 

 Games we mentioned

 

Music: Something Small (Instrumental) by Minden is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Based on a work at http://needledrop.co

 

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