It was another successful Toy and Game Expo for 93 Made Games in the year two thousand and fourteen. We'd missed the previous year's expo due to a variety of reasons and were very happy to return to an expo that brings gamers, game designers and the general public together under one very high roof.
The expo started off with the indoctrination of the newest member of the company when we subjected Simon to bump in on a freezing winter's night. Whilst the expo hall was warm enough, having to circumnavigate half of Olympic Park to return to our cars froze our proverbials off.
Both days of the expo gave us plenty of chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We received visits from Barry and Jason from UOW Guild Gaming Society as well as Simon, Sam and Will who have been big supporters of Viewpoint in Australia and abroad. Christine and Manuel from Mega Games also dropped by to say g'day and pick up their freshly-minted copies of Monster Town. We made a lot of new contacts with up and coming designers such as Kim from Secret Base Games, Jason from End Game Games and Anna from Draw Cards Game. We saw and played many great games from Australian designers and can easily envisage a time in the near future where Australian games are going to be a well sort after commodity. Watch out world!
It's not a Toy and Game Expo without a Viewpoint Championships and it seems it's not a Viewpoint Championships without the reigning World Champion Lindsay Heming from The Games Cube winning again! 22 other competitors placed Lindsay firmly in their sights but he managed to stave off a concerted effort in the typical style of a champion (winning by the smallest of margins) by claiming his first double crown - Viewpoint Champion 2014 and Viewpoint Reflections Champion 2014. Well done Lindsay!
Viewpoint aside, we also had great fun demoing Monster Town and NinjitZoo. The guys from Blue Room Games definitely have a popular game and we're proud to help them get it out to the gaming public. We also can't wait to see what game they have in store next.
So if you were unfortunate enough to miss out on this year's Toy and Game Expo, make sure you check out their website and get in early for next year's expo. We'll see you there!
The Toy and Game Expo is Australia's only public expo with the latest in toys and board games. Experience the fun in this family interactive heaven for ages from 4 through to adults based on a principle of See, Play, Own. Come along and SEE passionate high end users demonstrating their projects. PLAY with it yourself, and if it tickles your fancy take the opportunity to OWN it by visiting a retail booth.
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