First Playtest!

If you were one of our gracious volunteers today, a big thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us with any additional thoughts or comments on your experience! You can leave a comment on this post, or send an e-mail to Dani or Tom, our student producers.

Once we’ve parsed through all of our feedback from today’s playtesting, we’ll be posting a more detailed synopsis, but here’s a quick overview of our Saturday:

We spent about five hours at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh today, asking the experts in fun — kids themselves — for some opinions and advice on how we were doing. We had boys, girls, moms, dads, grandparents and friends; we had a huge range of ages, big families and small, shy and outgoing, tech savvy and not…. and the response from our 50+ playtesters? Overwhelmingly positive.

Of course, a couple of them managed to find bugs we didn’t know existed, like the ability to accidently switch to a motorcycle racing game that was also installed on the iPad, and some weren’t sure what they could or should do when playing with the window, but all of this was great information to learn. We got some awesome suggestions of things to add to the world, and everybody wants that silly troll to just do something!

We’ll be working hard in the next couple weeks to make it even better for our next test. Stay tuned for more information: maybe we can even get some repeat visitors!

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