The Maker Faire is the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. During the JDE showcase in the summer, we connected with people affiliated with this faire.
Trevor, Edgar, and I accepted this offer to promote projects they showcased together. Each game are different from the norm of games. Stay Cool! was a DDR Pad Controlled party game and LemonGame Stand was an experience where the player gradually loses their senses while making the perfect lemonade. We spent the whole day getting told of positive feedback from the people at the fair.
What was interesting in my opinion was how we were able to have a variety of people play the games. This wasn’t like a video game festival with gamers everywhere, but there were families everywhere consisting of children, parents, young adults, and grandparents. Each one of them passionately walking up to our tables with a strong interest in playing. They asked about next steps on these games and where they will go, but right now we have them on hold for the future.