Beyond a doubt the biggest thing for me at this Fanfest was the first public appearance of the Eve Board Game - War For New Eden. This was the first time since February that I've had a chance to not only see the game in real life, but to also meet the team from Titan Forge in person.
|Roman Lakomiak - CD at Titan Forge|
Needless to say I was both excited and nervous about this. Excited for the community and for the potential I think the game has on its own merits. And nervous because of obvious reasons. I was extremely confident everything would go well, and it certainly exceeded my expectations. While the game is not 100% ready for prime time yet, the prototype looked amazing in person. Especially the 200% showcase version out front. I was amazed how many people genuinely wanted that version! It happened so often that Roman actually started to consider it as a potential option.
|CCP Burger plays the normal sized version|
Once I get all my photos downloaded and organized I'll share more of them from the event. But for now I will tell you that the feedback and reactions I saw at Fanfest were extremely positive. Everyone I spoke to that had a chance to play the game seemed pleased with it and felt it "captured the Eve spirit" in board game fashion. Which was always our prime driver. To make a game fun to play on its own merits while also capturing the spirit and energy of Eve Online. Not an easy task, but from what I heard from play-testers - I think we are on the right path.