Working on Gone Home has given us some really unique opportunities. For instance, due to the inclusion of classic Riot Grrrl music, our most recent trailer got featured by Rookie Mag and Bitch Media, which was really exciting for us. And even more awesome was the riot grrrl music fest we were part of in Portland this past weekend– Slabtown Grrrl Front!
We were invited by the organizers to show off the game at the venue on Saturday night. We set up in the back room with the art exhibits and merch tables. Here’s a shot of the area we set up at, which got pretty hoppin’:
We had one monitor for playing on, and a second video cable out to a TV. Attendees could play the game or just watch from the comfort of the couch.
We had a bunch of players try it out over the course of the night, including members of She’s Not Dead:
…a band that played a kickin’ set after they tried out Gone Home!
Katie Ofenstein, the singer for The Youngins, also gave Gone Home a try, and actually came back a couple of times to play through to the end of the demo. Dedication!
And Lucia, one of the organizers who helped us out a lot with setting up and posting flyers around, also took some time to play:
We had an awesome time showing the game and seeing the bands. We really want to thank Melissa, Lucia and the rest of the organizers of Slabtown Grrrl Front for having us, and everybody that gave Gone Home a try and shared their thoughts with us. It’s really incredible seeing people get their hands on the game for the first time, and get drawn into exploring the Greenbriar household. Participating in an event like Grrrl Front was definitely a first for us, and we’re proud to have been a part of it!