This is a monthly playtesting event I run with Greg Trefry and Nick Fortugno from Come Out and Play at Eyebeam. It is for independent game developers and enthusiasts with the focus on play-testing, open dialogue and discussion around games in development. I was initially inspired to start the event after going to the Hide and Seek Festival in London and learning about their Sandpit playtesting events.
It is a great opportunity for game developers to get valuable feedback for projects in progress. For game enthusiasts, these events are a place to learn more about the game development process, techniques and systems behind games. The goal of these monthly meetings is not only to encourage and nurture the development of high quality games through testing and discussion, but also to create opportunities for game testers, players and enthusiasts to become more engaged and active in the game development community.
The facilities and surroundings of Eyebeam make it an ideal place to test a variety of games — from analog to digital, from street to computer games, from quick to longer games. Some things that maybe available during the event, depending on ongoing gallery events, include: projector, speakers, mixer, computer stations (Mac) with Internet, Wi-Fi, indoor space, sidewalk space, various public parks in the area (see map).
- Eyebeam page for Game Testing for Game Makers [site]