Turning sparks into fires
If you love something, let it go. Not only does this apply to former romantic partners, but it applies to ideas as well. The best first step to turn an idea into something real is to talk about it publicly.
On Saturday evening at PAX East there is a panel where you have 45 seconds to pitch your game idea to experts. This is a great way to get some critical feedback and also get your idea out to others in the room. My question is, why wait until Saturday?
People have already turned to the local web to pitch their video game ideas to others in the geographic area. And when there is a massive video game conference going on, the “others” in the area are the people you want to talk to.
Attendees at PAX are posting their game ideas to localweb.is /pitch.your.game.idea and others at PAX and folks on the local web are responding with feedback. Some ideas start to get a lot of traction and people are offering more than just feedback, they are offering help. This can only happen when you get out in front of the crowd and get exposed. You can do that on Saturday at 7:30pm, but the crowd is also on the local web and there is no limit to when and how you use it. Can’t sleep on Friday night after all the festivities have your brain moving at 88 mph? Can’t get that idea for a Back to the Future meets Civilization RPG out of your head? Post to /pitch.your.game.idea so you can at least get some sleep that night. Then check the activity in the morning when you wake up.
PAX is great for bringing people together with similar interests, but often these interests are segmented into time slots that come and go. The local web also brings people together, but the “slashes” have a much longer life span with more opportunities to make something magical happen.
Note: PAX is not officially affiliated with the local web. The above is just an example of what could happen when the local web comes online at PAX East in April.
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