big news this week is that we were featured on the news! After
having appeared on the front page of our local newspaper, we
were next contacted by Jill Donahue of our local cable access
news show, CTV News Channel 15, who wanted to do a story on us.
So yesterday morning, a camera crew came out to the house for
an interview, and that evening we were on TV!
It was a pretty good spot, actually... the "package"
(as such video segments are referred to in the biz) was almost
3 minutes long and covered the full range of our activities,
award, this website, and our forthcoming e-commerce venture,
They clearly announced our URL and even showed screen shots of
the Fluxx and Looney Labs
there was an annoying buzzing noise during most of the interview
clips they used of me and Kristin. This was probably caused by
the neon on our ceiling; next time we'll know to turn that off.
But in spite of the noise on the line, we sounded pretty good,
and while corny at times, the reporter was enthusiastic and accurate
in her reporting. If you live outside PG county or otherwise
missed the broadcast, then tune in again next week... we'll try
to make a Quicktime version of the spot available here by then.
update: With our planned launch date now just 2 weeks, the
world's getting awfully big in the window. Luckily things are
going well... there are now many reviews up on the preliminary
site, and many more are in the works. And the games just keep
comin' in! We now have more than 40 games in the hopper for review,
and we're still getting several new ones each week. There's no
way we'll have them all reviewed by the time we open, but that's
OK... we'll just add new products at whatever rate we can manage
until we catch up. The big thing holding us back right now is
the revamped back end... after conducting a review of the different
software options available, we've settled on ShopSite,
which looks like it's going to work out really well. We're also
behind on the Dreamer bios... having seen the way in which small
game companies have been filling out our submission form, we've
realized that we need to start asking our Dreamers a few more
questions. Thus, a set of follow-up
questions is now available... if you've submitted a form
to us but haven't seen your bio posted yet, please answer these
additional questions at your convenience by email or fax. Thanks!
The Time Travel
Sweepstakes is developing nicely. We've gotten lots of great
entries since announcing it last week, my favorite of which is
Ginohn's plan to save John Lennon. Honorable mention goes to
Zuckerman, who wanted to go back to ancient
Mars for a game of Icehouse;
unfortunately, we had to disqualify his entry, since it involves
purely fictional history.