If you haven’t heard from our Twitter, Burning Sky Games has been accepted to showcase at the Music and Gaming Festival (MAGFest) from January 3rd through January 6th! This four-day festival is hosted annually at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD (just 15 minutes from DC) and is home to an indie game showcase, cosplayers, and plenty of parties! What makes MAGFest so exciting for us is that its attendees are the ones we are creating Runaway for: people passionate about the intersection of video games and music. These will be the people who most appreciate our punk rock roots, and bringing Runaway to MAGFest will allow us to see firsthand how our target audience receives the game. Because the showcase room will be open from the minute the event starts to the minute it ends, guests will be able to stop by at any time of day (and night) to play the game. That means plenty of opportunities for people to play and plenty of time for us to learn as much about our game as possible!
Burning Sky Games had the incredible opportunity to participate in their first convention this past fall. The Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates indie game developers in the New England area. You can explore anything, from table-top to 2D platformers to 3D shooters, in the lovely town of Boston. We borrowed a lot from this Gamasutra article in the lead-up to the event; it helped immensely to ensure everything went as smoothly as possible. It was a great experience for Burning Sky Games. We were well received by the community and met a lot of great aspiring games. Up and coming, we were excited to see that an attendee wrote about us! Read it here, and check out the above video we were also a part of!