In 10 Favorite Things at Portland’s Mini Maker Faire, Geek Mom Cathe Post highlighted our exhibit with the Portland Indie Game Squad.
Unsurprisingly, a game that drew much attention was PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew, “a game in which two players control the little astronaut using microphones….The sounds were all modulated through the speakers so they sounded more like video game sounds, and it was pretty hilarious to watch.”
As exciting, kids and adults playing games together including one’s made by OGPC youth teams. We had games by teams from Sunset High, Glencoe High school & the School of Science & Technology.
Jeanie Pearson, one of the developers of Learning Step, an educational game for preschool & kindergarten aged children, said:
I really enjoyed my experience with Pixel Arts at the OMSI Mini Maker Faire. It was exciting to show my game to a real audience and to see how they interacted with it. It was good experience for my future because it was an environment with indie games made by adults as well as the youth games, so I could see how it was similar to being a “real” game developer. I had a great time and I will definitely be participating again!
We’re thrilled to be bringing more opportunities for indie game developers and youth to share their work with broader communities. This weekend, we’ll be doing it again at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, a rollicking adventure through the history of games from arcades and tabletop to Tetris tournaments and more. Come by our booth and say hi. Your kids will love it! If you have a game to exhibit, you can enroll to show your games here.