A month has passed since our adventure abroad and in short: Casual Connect was a hoot in a hat. So we were pretty damn happy about bringing the hats.
If we seem a bit overjoyed it is simply due to how well Midnight Delivery was received!
The most notable takeaway for us at Not Even Entertainment as first time conference goers were as follows.
Standing out the best we could was worth while. We attempted to do so with our hats and got great feedback for it. People stepping up and saying “what’s with the hats” as well as the extra amount of smiles we received were good telltales for the successfulness of our attempt.
It was tougher than we thought it would be. Standing, talking, and being “ON” took a greater toll than we imagined. We were exhausted to the point where we needed naps every time we returned to the hotel.
No need to book meetings with third party providers. Ad firms, data analysis services, etc. were so interested in getting in contact with us that they sought us out regardless. We wasted our time by setting up actual meetings with them.
Getting people to play the game. There were clear differences between whether or not we put effort into engaging the audience. As opposed to when we took breaks, we would easily get 5 times as many people to play Midnight Delivery when we engaged people and asked. “Hello, my name is ___, would you like to try our game?” followed with a handshake and a smile did wonders.
Observing over a hundred users during Casual Connect also provided us with valuable insight to changes we needed to make, and changes we could make. As so, we will be releasing an overhaul of Midnight Delivery in the near future. A later post will detail the changes of this overhaul.
Casual Connect was a blast. You don’t have to take our word for it. Check this out: