Back Home, and Catching-Up

Hey Folks!

Hope everyone had a good week. Our trip to Seattle was a great success. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny, the food amazing, and we enjoyed exploring the various parks and neighborhoods. Some very cool game stores there, too!

Now that I'm back, I have a pile of emails and messages to catch-up on, so I apologize if you're waiting for me to reply. I should be able to get back on top of things soon.

I also have to check out the bug reports from v1.03 to see how healthy it is, and whether it should be promoted to default status. I'll probably aim to do that Monday.

Apart from catch-up, I also did some more booth prep today. I finally designed some business cards, and went with the DMC/Glow encounter illustration on the front w/NEO Scavenger logo in the corner (like the desktop wallpaper), and a white back with the Blue Bottle logo, my name, website, and email address.

I opted for a process called "Spot UV Coating," too. This means the card is a non-glossy face with areas that are reflective/shiny, and slightly raised. I chose to make both logos and typography glossy, and leave the illustration and white back side matte. I think this will not only look nice, but call attention to the logos, and also make it easier to write notes on the card. I went with Overnight Prints as they had really good rates and turn-around times. 500 cards for $50, including express delivery!

I also ordered some interlocking floor mats for the booth. I found a really good deal on some brown textured pads that could make a pretty good ground color. Not perfect, of course, but not bad at ~$1.15/square foot. I can throw some decorations and garbage around to draw the eye, and it'll make a good background color.

Still need to figure out desktops/tables, but in a pinch, I can run to a Staples or Walmart before the show. So I'm covered if I don't find something.

That's all for now. I'll be back to normal on Monday, so see you then!


JBottcher's picture

I love the fact that you take the time to update us with cool tidbits like the business card and floor mats. Hope you have a stress-free week =)

dcfedor's picture

My pleasure! I think the business of game development is something many folks don't get to see, and posting stuff like this helps to reveal what it's really like. Not every day is spent coding cool game systems or drawing pictures :)

Also, other game devs may stumble across these entries someday and find useful info (such as the business card print shop)!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games