So I have a prototype I am working on and I contacted SHUX about how to go about play testing it at the con. They gave me two options: I can bring some prototypes and just sit down and invite people to play if they want to check it out and play test (knowing its a prototype) or I can rent a booth on Indie Ave for $100 for a day during the con and have a table dedicated to my game. Both are good options and its cool that SHUX has a dedicated area for prototyping, etc but I’m not really at the level yet to be “marketing” my game so I’m curious how willing people would be to playing a prototype on the regular floor? For context, my game is a deck building style game that plays in about 30-60 minutes with the theme of each player operating a used car dealership and auto garage. You’re buying used cars for cheap and paying for employees/equipment to help you fix and sell these cars faster than your opponents can for as high a profit as you can get.
Have you played prototypes at cons before? What was your experience? How far along were the prototypes? How do you think your experience could have been better?
Looking forward to seeing everyone there, super stoked!